Walter Shaub @waltshaub former Director of @OfficeGovEthics now with @CREWcrew personal account - views are my own Nov. 04, 2018 1 min read

In her blog entry, Verma directly references remarks by Trump — given on HHS property, to HHS employees, during regular work hours, shortly be the elections — in which he criticizes a political party. What she's doubling down on is her Hatch Act violation.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-prescription-drug-prices/ 

And, thanks to @ddiamond, we now know Seema Verma's activities were part of a partisan campaign strategy for the midterm elections, coordinated directly out of the White House, that intentionally misused official authority to influence the elections.  https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2018/11/02/inside-the-white-house-plan-to-target-medicare-for-all-398797 

It will be interesting to see what @US_OSC does with @NoahBookbinder's Hatch Act complaint against Seema Verma.

 https://www.citizensforethics.org/press-release/crew-files-hatch-act-complaint-against-cms-administrator-seema-verma/ 

[Typo: In that first tweet, "shortly be" should read "shortly before"]


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