House Oversight Committee to vote on authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway

The House Oversight and Reform Committee will vote on whether to authorize a subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwaySpecial counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death MORE over a government watchdog’s finding that she violated the Hatch Act.

On Wednesday, the House panel “will hold a hearing to examine the recommendation of the independent Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE remove Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway from federal service, as well as reports by OSC about Ms. Conway and other Trump Administration appointees,” the committee said in a memo.

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“The Committee also will hold a business meeting to consider a subpoena in the event that Ms. Conway does not appear,” the committee added in the memo.

Conway and Henry J. Kerner of the OSC are both invited to testify before the committee.

The meeting will follow a letter Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsBlack GOP candidate accuses Behar of wearing black face in heated interview Overnight Health Care: US won't join global coronavirus vaccine initiative | Federal panel lays out initial priorities for COVID-19 vaccine distribution | NIH panel: 'Insufficient data' to show treatment touted by Trump works House Oversight Democrats to subpoena AbbVie in drug pricing probe MORE (D-Md.) sent Conway on June 13 asking her to address the OSC’s finding that she violated the law and confirm her attendance by 5 p.m. last Monday. Neither Conway nor the White House responded.

The 17-page OSC report, issued last week, found Conway violated the Hatch Act "by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media."

President Trump has said he will not fire or discipline Conway over the finding. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.