Trump aide Conway won't testify before Congress - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway will not testify before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee this week on her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, the White House told the panel's chairman on Monday. 'In accordance with long-standing precedent, we respectfully decline the invitation to make Ms

Reuters June 25, 2019 07:06:36 IST
Trump aide Conway won't testify before Congress - White House

Trump aide Conway wont testify before Congress  White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway will not testify before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee this week on her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, the White House told the panel's chairman on Monday.

"In accordance with long-standing precedent, we respectfully decline the invitation to make Ms. Conway available for testimony before the Committee," White House legal counsel Pat Cipollone told Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings in a letter.

The Hatch Act prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in some political activities.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham)

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