Skip to comments.D.C.-Based Health Care Exchange May Have Engaged in Illegal Political Activity Online
Posted on 11/18/2013 4:34:30 PM PST by Nachum
A former chief White House ethics lawyer has filed a Hatch Act complaint against a D.C.-based health care exchange, alleging that its online communications with liberal activist group Organizing for Action (OFA) violated rules against federal political activity.
Richard Painter, who served as the chief ethics counsel under President George W. Bush, requested a federal investigation into DC Health Link in a Nov. 13 letter to the Office of Special Counsels Carolyn Lerner.
Painter says DC Health Link appears to be subject to the Hatch Act, which limits political activity by federal employees, because the health exchange was created by the D.C. government and is acting on its behalf. He noted that the exchange may have violated the Hatch Act after it promoted OFAs pro-Obamacare activism on Twitter.
Painter said DC Health Link may have also violated the Hatch Act by following OFAs D.C. twitter account and retweeting one of its messages on Nov. 8.
The Office of Special Counsel determined that federal agencies cannot friend, like, or follow political parties, partisan political campaigns or partisan political groups on social media platforms. Agencies are also restricted to posting content that is related to official business and politically neutral.
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“What difference does it make?” ~ HRC
But...you get an "A" for effort...
They are all professional community organizers first, last and foremost.
Why would he think that?
Sounds like someone, recently fired from the DC Health Exchange, is signing and talking to whomever will listen
Amazing, yet I feel any investigation, much less prosecution of these abuses in violation of that particular Act will be swept under the rug...
Its almost like turning the lights on and seeing what is left of the slow cockroaches scurrying for dark corners and holes in the wall...
I remember seeing Nixon’s men go off to prison... I suspect we’ll see the same with all the president’s men of this time.
Lemme guess. It’s the Democrats doing the illegal activity.
I hope you get your wish but given what has happened to date I suspect it is not going to happen. We cannot even get a special prosecutor to look into these obvious law violations. Joint Committee neither.
The only way ANY of these OBVIOUS violations by the Democrats, especially those associated with the Obama administration, will EVER get prosecuted is if the Republicans, and not just “any” Republicans, but CONSERVATIVE Republicans, win the Senate and keep the House next year.
Otherwise, we won’t know anything until the next Republican President is elected; at that time we MIGHT find out about all the illegal activities of Obama and the Democrats!