In a letter which was released today by Office of Special Counsel, claims that “White House social media head, Dan Scavino has violated the law when he made a joke of Congressman on social media.”
In April this year, Dan tweeted that Justin Amash, a House Republican “is a big debt”, and he asked Trump supporters to defeat Amash in a primary vote.
As some political analysts said that although the tweet were innocuous by some examples from the present administration, which may have violated the law called Hatch Act. The act, was formed in 1939, which bars the government officials for using their positions for campaigning purpose.
According to the reports the complaint filed with the White House office of Special Counsel by the left-learning watchdog authority Citizen for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said that “Scavino’s tweet on Amash has crossed the line, and we have issued a warning letter to Dan Scavino.”
However, there is a question regarding to this laws, as this law should be applied in the digital era.
In its response to CREW, the Special Counsel’s Chief of the Hatch Act has said that “it was a violation, and the office said it had sent a warning letter to Scavino, who was recently counseled on the issue.”
The office also said “we have not found any other violations on Scavino’s Twitter account, but wrote that, if it does, it “will consider such activity to be a willful and knowing violation of the law.”