Office of Special Counsel Investigating Mike Pompeo

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The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is investigating U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the nation’s top diplomat gave a campaign-style speech during this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC) while on a government-funded diplomatic trip to Jerusalem, two Democratic members of the House said on Monday.

In a joint statement,  Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Chairwoman of the House Committee on Appropriations Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said that the OSC was investigating whether Pompeo’s RNC speech in August violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that prevents U.S. government employees from using their position in furtherance of a partisan political campaign.

“As we get closer to both this year’s election and his own inevitable return to electoral politics, Mike Pompeo has grown even more brazen in…

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