After the Office of Special Counsel recommended that White House adviser Kellyanne Conway be removed from her position for repeated violations of the Hatch Act, President Donald Trump told the "Fox & Friends" television program, "I'm not going to fire her," adding, "I think you're entitled to free speech in this country."
Conway had already signaled her lack of concern for the Hatch Act, which requires federal employees to refrain from using their public positions to engage in political activity. Responding last month to reporter questions about her track record of ignoring the act, Conway replied: "Blah, blah, blah. . . . Let me know when the trial starts." Last week, the House Oversight Committee voted to subpoena Conway after she failed to appear before the panel to account for her actions.