White House aide warned over tweet against Amash

Trump aide twitter attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An aide to President Trump is getting a warning from government ethics regulators for breaking federal law with his twitter attack on West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash.

The attack from White House social media director Dan Scavino came in early April. That's when Amash and fellow members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus were at odds with the President over the first version of the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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On April 1, Scavino tweeted, "@realDonaldTrump is bringing auto plants & jobs back to Michigan. @justinamash is a big liability. #TrumpTrain, defeat him in primary."

According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel issued a warning to Scavino, saying he violated the "Hatch Act," which bans public officials from using their positions for political activity.

The office told Scavino any additional violations of the law could lead to further action, including losing his job.

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