Democrats say Kushner violated Hatch Act and request Special Counsel to investigate

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Democrats ask the independent Office of the US Special Counsel to conduct an official investigation into the Hatch Act violation by the President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Two Democratic lawmakers Don Beyer and Ted Lieu claimed that Kushner might have violated the Hatch Act while organizing fundraising activity straight from the White House. The lawmakers sent a letter to Henry Kerner, US Special Counsel, requesting him to “open an investigation to determine whether Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner is violating the Hatch Act by engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities.”

The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from fundraising for political candidates. Yet, Kushner has reportedly held a meeting in the White House to discuss fundraising strategy for Trump’s re-election campaign.

The New York Times reported that Kushner met with Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale, National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and major donors, including Stephen A. Schwarzman, the CEO of the Blackstone group.  

 


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