Trump Has No Plans To Fire Kellyanne Conway: 'She's Been Loyal'

I'm Not Going to Fire Her. Trump Says Kellyanne Conway Has Been LoyalMore

I'm Not Going to Fire Her. Trump Says Kellyanne Conway Has Been LoyalMore

It came hours before White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she is leaving the Trump administration after a turbulent tenure marked by attacks on the media, dissemination of false information and the near-disappearance of the daily press briefing.

"I got briefed on it yesterday and it looks to me like they're trying to take away her right of free speech", he said about the OSC recommendation.

On Thursday, the Office of Special Counsel cited Conway's comments here in television interviews and social media posts as violations of the Hatch Act, a 1939 law prohibiting executive branch employees from engaging in some political activities, and recommended that she be fired.

Calling in to Fox & Friends to speak on a number of his favorite topics ("No one has accomplished more in two and a half years", Trump boasted of himself, with Doocey smiling and shaking his head in the affirmative), Trump dismissed Kilmeade's question about Conway. "She's a tremendous spokesperson", Trump said.

"No, I'm not going to fire her", he said.

"President Trump is correct not to fire her. Kellyanne is just doing her job too well", he added.

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Special Counsel Henry Kerner said Thursday on Fox News that the president "has any option he'd like - to reprimand or not to reprimand".

Counsellor to the US President, Kellyanne Conway during a news conference in 2017.

When Brian Kilmeade asked if he would encourage Conway to stop criticizing other political figures, Trump answered, "It doesn't work that way..."

The OSC is an independent entity not related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel that led the Mueller report. 'Given that Ms. Conway is a repeat offender and has shown disregard for the law, OSC recommends that she be removed from federal service, ' the office announced in a statement.

Facts First: It's incorrect to suggest that enforcing the Hatch Act somehow violates someone's First Amendment rights.

Counsel to the President Pat Cipollone also responded to Kerner's recommendation, which he blasted in a letter as "a product of a fatally flawed process".

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