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One of the gravest modern offenses to gov't transparency...

4 comments, 116 views, posted 10:38 am 07/12/2018 in Politics by REALITY
REALITY has 19592 posts, 7537 threads, 1202 points
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1:18 pm 07/12/2018

Flee

If it wasnt an attempt to evade FOIA, then she is so dumb that her ability to hold any govt position, other than janitor, is in question.

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2:24 pm 07/12/2018

Vormid

Of course it was. But she isn't alone by any fucking means. If they go after her and charge her they might as well just go after all of congress and the Whitehouse (who already fucking break the hatch act fairly regularly so who fucking cares). Oh and is there a statute of limitations, because well....we might as well go back to the rest of the Obama, Bush, and Clinton admins...

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8:05 pm 07/12/2018

Quaektem

I have no problem going after any member of Congress or any Administration official who broke the law or agency regulations for any reason.

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4:25 pm 08/12/2018

Vormid

Quote by Quaektem:
I have no problem going after any member of Congress or any Administration official who broke the law or agency regulations for any reason.



It happens all the time. We simply let it go all the time. Lets take the Hatch Act since it's been so publicly been broken over and over again recently.

I have most of these laws rammed down my throat at least once a year, sometimes (around elections) several times a year and watch administrations (especially this one with the Hatch act) break them all the time.

Te penalty provision in the Hatch Political Activity Act, 5 U.S.C.S. § 1506(a), clearly gives the employer the choice of removing the employee in question “from his office or employment,” or forfeiting federal funds equal to two years’ pay at the rate or amount the employee was receiving at the time of the violation. Further, for 18 months after his removal from employment, federal funds also will be forfeited if the employee is appointed to an office or employment with a state or local agency within the same state. With respect to federal employees, 5 U.S.C.S. § 7326 provides that an individual who violates the Hatch Act, shall be removed from his position, and the funds appropriated for the position from which removed may not thereafter be used to pay the employee or individual. However, if the board finds by unanimous vote that the violation does not warrant removal, a penalty of no fewer than 30 days’ suspension without pay shall be imposed by direction of the board. Since, removal is the only penalty which may be imposed on a state employee in violation of the Hatch Act and if the Merit Systems Protection Board determines that removal of a state employee is not warranted, it may not impose any penalty. Moreover, a state agency need not remove a violator unless it wishes to avoid the loss of federal funding. In contrast, 5 U.S.C.S. § 7326 requires the board to impose a penalty on federal employees, consisting of not less than 30 days’ suspension without pay, even where the board determines that the violation does not warrant removal. In other words, although a state employee may avoid a penalty for violating the Hatch Act, a federal employee cannot avoid being penalized.


So at the same time Trump sets this in motion "Hatch Act guidance limits federal employees from using the term 'resistance,' supporting or opposing impeachment of President Trump", his admin breaks it all the fucking time.

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