A former top Obama appointee solicited donations for the president’s reelection campaign on the job, according to audio recordings released by the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
The former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush said that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears to have violated federal ethics rules when she asked health care executives to contribute to the campaign to implement Obamacare.
A government watchdog group is seeking clarity into how an election regulation is enforced on government employees.
A legal complaint filed on Tuesday alleges the Democratic National Committee violated federal election law by failing to report independent expenditures that directly supported President Barack Obama’s reelection effort.
One Environmental Protection Agency employee had his salary decreased and was reassigned “due to involvement in a telephone calling scheme” involving prison inmates, another was fired but is likely receiving a federal pension.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is unlikely to face punishment for breaking the law, Fox News reports.
The government watchdog group that last week requested an investigation into two FAA employees for potential Hatch Act violations has discovered more potential violations of election laws by one of the individuals, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
Two appointees to the Federal Aviation Administration have been accused of illegally campaigning for Democrats.
During a fundraiser for the pro-Obama Priorities USA Super PAC in March, senior White House adviser David Plouffe gave a speech to two-dozen major Democratic donors. When it came time to ask donors to open up their wallets, however, Plouffe left the room. The abrupt exit illustrates how the Obama campaign and the White House divide activities in the new world of Super PAC politics.
President Obama’s top cabinet members have travelled extensively to key battleground states this year on official business trips, which, if politically motivated, would be in violation of the Hatch Act.