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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:26 PM

Eric Trump's wedding planner fined + banned from govt employment

Former Trump HUD official fined, barred from government employment

A federal watchdog on Tuesday said it fined former Trump housing official Lynne Patton $1,000 and barred her from federal employment for four years after she violated a law prohibiting executive branch employees from engaging in political activities while on duty.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel penalized Patton, who served as Housing and Urban Development regional administrator for New York and New Jersey, over a video she produced with New York City Housing Authority residents to air at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

The office investigated whether the political project violated the Hatch Act following a complaint filed by the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Patton had been the vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation and reportedly planned Eric Trumpís wedding before her appointment to a top post at HUD, where she regularly drew criticism for making political statements on the job.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/06/former-trump-hud-official-fined-479232

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underpants Apr 6 OP
2naSalit Apr 6 #1
gratuitous Apr 6 #2
ProfessorGAC Apr 6 #6
Cracklin Charlie Apr 6 #3
CurtEastPoint Apr 6 #4
cinematicdiversions Apr 6 #5

Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:29 PM

1. Should be a ban for life.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:31 PM

2. Actual consequences for Republican violations of the Hatch Act?!

A thousand dollars and barred from federal employment for four years isn't much, but it's something, and certainly an improvement over the nothing that's usually meted out to Republicans for their law-breaking.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:38 PM

6. The 4 Years Is A Bigger Deal

Even with political appointments, out of sight for 4 years could end up being "never again".
Or, so I would hope.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:38 PM

3. Eric Trump's wedding planner had a top post at HUD?

Is there any damn thing these people wonít steal?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 03:15 PM

4. Not only is she unqualified and incompetent...also unethical. Oh, wait... TRUMP-related! Of course

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 03:55 PM

5. Honestly should just be banned for being a Wedding Planner. NT

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