Is the enforcement of the Hatch Act another validation that the cryptic pronouncements of what has come to be known as the QAnon phenomenon?
Has the White House curtailed certain Executive Branch employees from engaging in political activity just four weeks before the election?
The last Q post was on Oct. 9th at 9:42 pm, which is four weeks before the midterm elections.However, I see no reference to timetable in the act to confirm that four weeks is the cut off for executive branch employees to comment of elections.
The last post is a wrap-up of all the actions taken against the Department of Justice and FBI in connection to the FISA documents.
On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a complaint filed against her with the Office of Special Counsel by the left-wing partisan group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics for posting a photo on Twitter of her with Kanye West, who was wearing a MAGA hat, in the Oval Office.
The Office of Special Counsel adjudicates all violations of the Hatch Act and earlier this year determined that since the President has already declared he is running in 2020 all displays of Make America Great Again by executive branch employees violates the act.
The Act of course exempts the President and Vice President from speaking out on an election.
The Hatch Act, named for Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico, was passed in 1939 and it originally prohibited:
- use official authority or influence to interfere with an election
- solicit or discourage political activity of anyone with business before their agency
- solicit or receive political contributions (may be done in certain limited situations by federal labor or other employee organizations)
- be candidates for public office in partisan elections
- engage in political activity while:
- on duty
- in a government office
- wearing an official uniform
- using a government vehicle
- wear partisan political buttons on duty
My theory could be proven wrong in the next hour, should there be another drop, but since the declassifying of the FISA warrant documents would prove among many other allegations that Obama DOJ and FBI officials violated the Hatch Act, some White House counsel may have said we should put a halt to these posts, if it is under our control.