US investigates Trump's use of the White House
US Democratic Representative Bill Pascrell Cited Federal Law Violation
TASS, November 6. The US independent federal oversight body has launched an investigation into the use by incumbent President Donald Trump's campaign headquarters of the White House as its focal point on election day, which could be contrary to federal law. This, as reported on Thursday by Reuters, said a member of the US House of Representatives from the Democratic Party Bill Pascrell.
According to the lawmaker, who previously sent the corresponding request, the department "opened an investigation into allegations that the Hatch Act was violated."
This law has been in effect in the United States since 1939 and prohibits government officials, with the exception of the president and vice president, from speaking out in support of candidates in elections. Previously, Democrats have similarly criticized Trump's decision to deliver an online speech from his official residence on the last day of the GOP campaign. Experts believed that White House staff who helped organize the speech of the head of state could violate this law. The supervisory authority then came to the conclusion that civil servants did not violate the law by participating in these events.