I recall in the White House when we would get Hatch Act violations, that was a badge of honor. It was a joke in the White House. — Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham
I recall in the White House when we would get Hatch Act violations, that was a badge of honor. It was a joke in the White House. — Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham

And you know, the president used to say to us, 'You know who's in charge of the Hatch Act? It's me. Go ahead, say whatever you want to say.' — Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham
And you know, the president used to say to us, 'You know who's in charge of the Hatch Act? It's me. Go ahead, say whatever you want to say.' — Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham

Stephanie Grisham says Hatch Act violations were a 'joke' in the Trump White House
  • Stephanie Grisham said that Hatch Act violations were seen as a "joke" in the Trump White House.
  • Grisham, the former White House press secretary, said that such violations were "a badge of honor."
  • Grisham resigned as Melania Trump's chief of staff press secretary after the January 6 Capitol riot.
The Office of the Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency, last week released a report affirming that 13 senior officials in the Trump administration breached the Hatch Act.

During an appearance on CNN, Grisham said that such transgressions were tolerated by Trump himself.

"I recall in the White House when we would get Hatch Act violations, that was a badge of honor. It was a joke in the White House," Grisham told host Jim Acosta.

"And you know, the president used to say to us, 'You know who's in charge of the Hatch Act? It's me. Go ahead, say whatever you want to say,'" she added.
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