Office of Special Counsel opens case file on Zinke’s ‘Make America Great Again’ socks

By: Marc Rod, CNN, July 9, 2018

The US Office of Special Counsel has opened a case file on whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated the Hatch Act when he tweeted a photo of himself wearing socks featuring President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

The internal federal watchdog agency opened the file in response to a complaint from the government watchdog Campaign for Accountability.

“Breaking in new socks on a hike with the governors today,” the official @SecretaryZinke account tweeted on June 26 with a photo of Zinke’s “Make America Great Again” socks, according to the complaint.

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