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 ConwayFederal guidance identifying 'go back to where you came from' as discrimination goes viral after Trump comments Kellyanne Conway says she meant 'no disrespect' with question about reporter's ethnicity Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers 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 TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' 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 CummingsCummings asks prosecutors about decision not to charge Trump in hush money probe DHS chief to Pelosi: Emergency border funding 'has already had an impact' Cummings tears into DHS chief for conditions at migrant border facilities 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.