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 ConwayKellyanne Conway: Martin Luther King would oppose impeaching Trump George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' White House pushes back on Parnas allegations 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 TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' 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 CummingsBaltimore unveils plaques for courthouse to be named after Elijah Cummings GOP leaders encourage retiring lawmakers to give up committee posts Pelosi taps Virginia Democrat for key post on economic panel 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.