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In addition to the Justice Department's inspector general, McCabe faces an Office of Special Counsel review into whether he violated a law prohibiting government officials from engaging in campaign activity. Among the issues under the inspector general's purview was whether McCabe himself "should ...
Yesterday, the same day that the sanctions were unveiled, The New York Times reported a blockbuster story that Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization's financial and business records related to Russia, a sign that the Office of Special Counsel is delving deep into Trump's tangle of ties to ...

Officials to whom an aspiring whistleblower may disclose allegations, the IG reiterated, include the supervisor in the direct chain of command, the IG, the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, the FBI's inspection division, Congress, the Office of Special Counsel, or any employee designated by the above ...
According to available information and officials of the Department of Justice (Justice) and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), since fiscal year 2008, no court orders have been issued that required OSC to initiate a proceeding to determine whether disciplinary action should be taken against federal agency ...
This disparity recently came to light thanks to an email, sent by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), reminding government employees that their social media actions are limited -- both at work and even on their own time. Government social media policies. Image Credit: The U.S. Office of Special ...
"The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) received complaints in November and December 2017 alleging that counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act by engaging in political activity while participating in official interviews with Fox News's 'Fox & Friends' and CNN's 'New Day.'

"At the time he answered this question, Mr. O'Rielly was appearing in his official capacity and promoting a political candidate who has already filed election paperwork," the senators wrote to the Office of Special Counsel and the FCC inspector general. (The Office of Special Counsel is responsible for ...
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 ...
Conway went on to tell Cuomo that Jones is "out of step for Alabama voters, according to the President," and that Trump "doesn't want a liberal Democrat representing Alabama in the United States Senate." The Office of Special Counsel is unrelated to the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, ...
Kaplan, the lawyer for Foster, said the Office of Special Counsel could determine whether it will move forward and investigate Foster's complaint as early as next week. The special counsel is separate from the Justice Department counsel investigating contacts between Russian officials and the Trump ...
So it is at this point a series of indicted cases, among other things. If you fired Mueller but didn't get rid of his office, there would still be an office of special counsel that would then lack a head, and somebody would presumably be sort of acting in that capacity, and maybe you'd have to appoint another one.
Sam Nunberg, a former aide to the Trump campaign, will refuse to appear before a federal grand jury as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a report. Nunberg received a grand jury subpoena from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller requesting him to ...
The Office of Special Counsel is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in politics while on the job, in uniform, or using government resources. It released a new set of guidelines Monday that advises federal employees on what they can ...
Helen Foster, erstwhile HUD chief administration officer, filed a whistleblower retaliation claim with the Office of Special Counsel, alleging she was demoted for raising concerns about the price tag of the office improvements. HUD chief Ben Carson spent $31,000 on a dining set in his office, including this ...
On Wednesday the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency, called the VA's findings "unreasonable" and expressed "incredulity" that the Miami VAMC complied with new HIV testing policy only after the employee complained to outside agencies. In a letter to President ...
The ninth circuit sided with the Office of Special Counsel, which had filed a friend-of-the-court brief, supporting a whistleblower whose retaliation case had been barred by the Merit Systems Protection Board. Civilian Michael Johnen claimed he'd been wrongfully fired by the Army for disclosing nepotism.
On Wednesday the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency, called the VA's findings "unreasonable" and expressed "incredulity" that the Miami VAMC complied with new HIV testing policy only after the employee complained to outside agencies. In a letter to President ...

Mr. Gowdy is also requesting a formal response to an ethics complaint to the federal Office of Special Counsel, made by HUD's former chief of administration, Helen G. Foster, the whistle-blower alleging that Mrs. Carson enlisted her help in circumventing the spending cap through an intermediary.
These statements therefore appear to violate the Hatch Act. Office of Special Counsel policy states that 'the Hatch Act does prohibit federal employees, while on duty or in the workplace, from expressly advocating for or against [Trump's] reelection in 2020.' It would defy logic to argue that the comments at ...
NBC News reached out to Trump's legal team and the White House. The White House declined to comment on Scavino "out of respect for the Office of Special Counsel and its process. ... The White House remains fully cooperative with the Office of Special Counsel and we look forward to [the investigation's] ...
Foster's sworn complaint with the Office of Special Counsel, the independent agency charged with investigating whistleblower complaints made by government employees, says that after she refused to misuse taxpayer dollars for the office redecoration project she was "retaliated against by being taken out ...
A reporter raises her hands to ask a question of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after he announced that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating ...
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel released guidelines for social media use in accordance with the Hatch Act on Tuesday. The guidelines detail what federal employees can and cannot post on social mediaduring and outside their work hours. The Hatch Act is a federal law that prohibits federal government ...
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is urging the Army to reconsider its initial rejection to discipline a supervisor at Womack Army Medical Center for retaliating against an employee who reported issues with infection control to a higher authority that led to a stand-down of hospital operations in 2014.
The Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency which enforces the Hatch Act, has an email inbox and telephone hotline devoted to fielding complaints, and, according to one official, has heard about more potential violations since Mr. Trump was sworn in than is typical, particularly three years before a ...
A new law and recent activities from agency leaders have prompted the Office of Special Counsel to update several key pieces of guidance on federal whistleblowing activities. In a series of recent memos from U.S. Special Counsel Henry Kerner, OSC reiterated a common reminder to agency leaders: ...
The Department of Energy has taken down posters with the slogan "every leak makes us weak," responding to an investigation by the Office of Special Counsel. The anti-leaking posters were put up on the walls of the Energy Department headquarters in Washington, DC, last year under President Trump, ...
That statement alarmed American Oversight, a nonprofit group started in 2017, which called for the Office of Special Counsel to begin an immediate investigation. The group alleges O'Rielly violated the Hatch Act, a law that bars federal employees from using their offices to campaign for or against political ...
Rick Gates, the business partner of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is expected to plead guilty to new charges brought against him this week. A person familiar with the case confirmed to NPR on Friday that Gates has been negotiating with the Office of Special Counsel Robert ...
The Department of Energy has taken down posters with the slogan "every leak makes us weak," responding to an investigation by the Office of Special Counsel. The anti-leaking posters were put up on the walls of the Energy Department headquarters in Washington, DC, last year under President Trump, ...
A new law and recent activities from agency leaders have prompted the Office of Special Counsel to update several key pieces of guidance on federal whistleblowing activities. In a series of recent memos from U.S. Special Counsel Henry Kerner, OSC reiterated a common reminder to agency leaders: ...
A reporter raises her hands to ask a question of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after he announced that the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating ...
(WASHINGTON) -- In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat ...
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel released guidelines for social media use in accordance with the Hatch Act on Tuesday. The guidelines detail what federal employees can and cannot post on social mediaduring and outside their work hours. The Hatch Act is a federal law that prohibits federal government ...
The Office of Special Counsel grew out of the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. Four years later (the wheels of government then and now turn ever so slowly) President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Ethics in government act that required the attorney ...
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is urging the army to reconsider its initial rejection to discipline a supervisor at Womack Army Medical Center for retaliating against an employee who reported issues with infection control to a higher authority that led to a stand-down of hospital operations in 2014.
The veterans Affairs Department last week was hit by three highly critical letters of referral to Congress and the president in whistleblower cases probed by the Office of Special Counsel. The separate cases documented staff failures at VA medical centers to respond to reports of unfair barriers to patients ...
Ty Cobb, who manages the relationship between Mueller's office and the White House, declined to comment "out of respect for the Office of Special Counsel and its process." The Times reported on Thursday Trump ordered the firing of Mueller in June 2017, according to four people familiar with the matter.
The Office of Special Counsel urged veterans Affairs management to toughen its sanctions against employees who cheated. Often the OSC lightens the punishments of federal employees. This time, it has urged VA to bar the employees from any contact with their former division, a procurement shop at the ...
WASHINGTON -- The Office of Special Counsel criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday for ignoring whistleblower complaints about its medical center in Manchester, New Hampshire, and said the agency only reacted once the problems were thrust into the public spotlight.
ICE and the Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel (now, Immigration and Employee rights Division) have issued useful guidance for employers that want to conduct an internal audit of Form I-9s. If ICE conducts a Form I-9 audit, the employer will be served with the Notice of Inspection in person.
The document is titled "DOJ [Department of Justice], OSC [Office of Special Counsel] and "The Press. " And the notes appear to specifically track news stories about the infamous black ledger. Because the notes are so cryptic, it's a bit hard to interpret what exactly the Manafort lawyers are after. However ...
... investigators rebuffed criticisms of the hospital's care for spinal patients as well as other shortcomings -- including chronic flies in one operating room -- until the Globe published its story in July, according to the letter from the federal Office of Special Counsel, which investigates whistleblower complaints.
The city ended up with three mayors in three weeks, two lawsuits challenging the legitimacy of one of them and the mayoral succession process, one investigation by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, and a spitting match in the City Council over what to do. That happened in 2011, when Bob Duffy left City ...
"I would hope that a fair-minded Office of Special Counsel would approach it in a dutiful way consistent with precedent and it wouldn't just be a perjury trap," Cobb told CBS News last week. According to one source, the President's attorneys will likely present their arguments to Mueller's team that there is no ...
According to The New York Times, the line of questioning from the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller focused on memos that Comey wrote and later leaked after he was fired from his job by President Donald Trump. A review of FBI policies governing the handling of sensitive government documents ...
The Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller would also remain open, according to a Department of Justice spokesman, who says all employees are considered exempt and would continue their operations. Legislation: Congress would continue to operate, as they work to end a shutdown, although the ...
In the fall, Senate Republicans made public portions of a redacted transcript of an interview with two FBI officials by the Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency tasked with protecting federal employees from prohibited personnel practices. Grassley and Graham say one of the ...
The FBI, Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the NRA all declined to comment on the story, and McClatchy reports that it's "unclear" how long the FBI has been looking into Torshin or how much evidence they have of money flowing between Torshin and the NRA. Meanwhile, Mueller is continuing ...
A spokeswoman for the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates Hatch Act violations, had no immediate comment Thursday. In any event, the office has no effective mechanism to punish violations involving White House personnel. If the office finds a violation, it typically asks the president to take ...


 

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