Jun 9, 2017 - Politics & Policy

WH social media director violated Hatch Act

Mary Altaffer / AP

Dan Scavino Jr., the White House's social media director, has been issued a warning for violating the Hatch Act, a federal law that prohibits officials from using government positions for political advocacy, according to the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

What happened: In April, Scavino posted a tweet from his personal Twitter account — though at the time, it listed his White House position and had a profile picture in the Oval Office — asking Michiganders to remove Republican Rep. Justin Amash in a primary. CREW submitted a complaint soon after.

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