"A federal watchdog said it fined former Trump housing official @LynnePatton $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." politico.com/news/2021/04/0…
"The U.S. Office of Special Counsel penalized @LynnePatton, 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."
Watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington also filed a complaint over unlawfully appointed @ChadFWolf's role in the naturalization stunt that aired during the Republican convention: citizensforethics.org/news/press-rel…
CREW: "By participating in a naturalization ceremony in his official capacity at the White House that appears to have been designed to support President Trump’s re-election campaign during the RNC, acting Sec. of Homeland Sec. @ChadFWolf was in clear violation of the Hatch Act."

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