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Office of Special Counsel finds Kellyanne Conway broke federal law

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Kellyanne Conway speaks to reporters. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel — separate to the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller — has found that Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act. The OSC says that Conway "impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about candidates in the Alabama special election," citing two separate television appearances.

The Act prohibits federal employees — except the president and various appointed officials — from engaging in "any part" of a political campaign while officially serving in the government.