September 19, 2018

Politico: Warren slams Mulvaney for donor meeting

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) suggested Wednesday that Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, may have violated federal law by speaking to a group of donors, in the latest of a series of stinging letters to the Trump administration official. 

 Warren questioned whether Mulvaney, who is also White House budget director, violated the Hatch Act in appearing at a “closed-door event in New York City” this month with Republican Party officials and contributors, as reported by The New York Times. The law bars executive branch officials from engaging in certain types of political activity.

"Your appearance at this private event with Republican donors and campaign officials raises questions about your compliance with the Hatch Act and other federal laws, your judgment, and your management of the Office of Management and Budget and the [CFPB]," Warren wrote in Wednesday’s letter, which was copied to the Office of Special Counsel and the Office of Government Ethics. 

Read the full article on the Politico website here. 

By:  Katy O'Donnell
Source: Politico