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  • 06.09.17

Trump’s social media director violated federal law with his tweet calling for the defeat of a primary candidate

Dan Scavino, a longtime Trump aide who has worked his way up from golf caddy to White House social media director, violated the Hatch Act when he posted a tweet (in his official capacity) on April 1, 2017, calling for the defeat of Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) in a primary election, reports the New York Times‘s Eric Lipton. The Hatch Act is a federal law that limits federal employees from engaging in political activities.

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