A United States federal watchdog agency has recommended to fire White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway for repeatedly violating a law that limits certain political activities of federal employees.
The US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) said in a statement on Thursday that Conway has become a "repeat offender" of the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates in her interviews and on social media.
Steven Groves, White House deputy press secretary, said the OSC action is a violation of Conway's constitutional rights to free speech.
Kellyanne Conway is one of president Trump's most loyal aides and fiercest defenders. Trump likely would be loathe to have her leave the White House right when he is running up his re-election campaign.