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The Trump campaign used offices in a building on the White House grounds as a command center – which may have violated federal law

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US government watchdog is investigating whether Donald Trump broke federal law by using the White House as a campaign command center

US Office of Special Advocates to Investigate Trump Campaign Use of Government Assets as « War Room » on Election Day, Says Democratic Representative Bill Pascrell

In a statement, Pascrell said the federal watchdog responded to his call for an investigation Thursday, telling him that a special unit « has opened an investigation into the allegations to determine whether Hatch’s law has been violated »

President Donald Trump monitored election results in the living room of the White House residence on Tuesday, later speaking to some 200 supporters gathered in the East Room

Pascrell had asked Special Advocate Henry Kerner to investigate reports suggesting that Trump was using the space in the adjacent Eisenhower Executive Office building – on the White House grounds – as a living room. campaign war « 

The New Jersey lawmaker said Trump must also be briefed at the White House residence and Oval Office throughout the day by campaign officials, which he said exposed officials to the executive at the risk of violating federal law

The Hatch Act of 1939 restricts the political activities of federal employees, with the exception of the president and vice president

« The official activity of administration officials, as well as any political activity undertaken by members of the administration, is carried out in accordance with the Hatch Act, » said spokesman Judd Deere

Pascrell said the special adviser’s office told him he « had not been consulted (by the Trump campaign or the White House) on the decision to use the space inside the building from Eisenhower’s executive office as a campaign war room » ‘

The agency opened an investigation last month into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the Republican National Convention in August and last year recommended the sacking of Kellyanne Conway, then Trump’s senior adviser, for repeated violations

Kerner is a Trump-appointed person who previously worked for Republican lawmakers in Congress His office is an independent agency that enforces the Hatch Law He is not connected to the office of former US Special Adviser Robert Mueller

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