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5 Points On Trump’s RNC Gambits And The Hatch Act Debate

An 81-year-old government ethics law is back in the headlines again, as the Trump administration is accused of staging official government events for purposes of the Republican National Convention.

White House officials have downplayed concerns about the law, called the Hatch Act, by suggesting that the scrutiny they’re now facing is mere pearl-clutching by an “inside-the-beltway” media.
But ethics experts told TPM that the way that official Executive Branch duties — such as a naturalization ceremony led by acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf — are being used to boost Trump’s re-election campaign undermines the larger philosophy of the law, which is aimed …read more

Source:: TPM