Their truly never seems to be an end to the corruption that consumes Hillary Clinton, even almost a year after she lost the 2016 presidential election. Once again she and her supporters were caught breaking law. This time they broke federal laws committing a very serious crime. Investigators found that the Hatch Act had been violated by the U.S. Postal Service after they let their employees work for a union-funded organization to aid in electing Clinton while they were on unpaid leave. There are federal laws that prohibit federal employees from participating in certain political activities.
This information was found in a report given by the Office of Special Council and originally provided to Fox News. The investigation began after an initial complaint from Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security as well as Government Affairs. Allegations had been passed on to him by an individual who was a USPS employee.
Johnson indicated the following had been conveyed to him,
“the USPS incurred unnecessary overtime costs and improperly coordinated with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) when it released NALC members for several weeks of ‘union official’ leave without pay to participate in the AFL-CIO’s Labor 2016 program. That program tried to elect Hillary Clinton and pro-worker candidates across the country via canvassing, phone banks, and other such efforts.”
After months of investigations, they found that 97 members of NALC had not only endorsed Clinton but also simultaneously requested leave so they could participate in political activities that promoted Clinton. The investigation focused on states that were battleground ones who also had Senate races as well.
The report that included revelations of violations of the Hatch Act said,
“The Labor 2016 program sought to ‘elect Hillary Clinton and pro-worker candidates across the country.”
Amongst numerous other tidbits of facts the report noted that 82 percent of the work partaken by USPS workers on leave took place in the following battleground states of Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Meanwhile, they were paid by the Letter Carrier Political Fund union PAC for the NALC.
Back in a June press release NALC had made comments basically corroborating their crimes saying,
“There is a lot [at]stake on Tuesday, Nov. 8 — for our country, our job, and our families. Starting in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada, NALC and America’s letter carriers are ready to unite behind Hillary Clinton to make this great country even greater.”
The Hatch Act does not allow federal employees to engage in political activities and USPS employees are federally employed. The result of which was the following according to the legislation,
“the practice of facilitating carrier releases for the union’s political activity resulted in an institutional bias in favor of NALC’s endorsed political candidates, which the Hatch Act prohibits.”
However, some employees were not happy with this mass exodus of individuals taking paid leave because of the potential of being understaffed. There was staff in some different USPS branches that were upset about the release for the AFL-CIO campaign and in an email, a Wisconsin manager emailed their supervisor saying,
“Explain to me why we are releasing people for 30 days.”
The response he got…
“[W]e have to release.”
The Office of Special Counsel is not moving forward with disciplinary action but instead called for an agency wide corrective action. What exactly that is remains unknown. Part of the reason they made this conclusion was because they found the USPS did not intentionally release these people to specifically help the Democratic Party but instead did it to curry favor within the AFL-CIO. That seems a bit far-fetched.
Whether this is right or wrong sometimes perception is reality and the perception smells to the high heavens. This looks like nothing more than partisan politics within the former administration and their attempts at ensuring President Trump never succeeded at winning the 2016 presidential election.
However, even after all this widespread governmental corruption they still failed at taking President Trump down. Whether this is highly laughable or really sad is a matter of opinion. But regardless, one thing is clear, nothing can knock President Trump down, even before he was President.
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