June 13, 2019 / 5:16 PM / 5 months ago

White House calls on agency to withdraw Conway report

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said a U.S. government watchdog agency should withdraw its report calling for White House adviser Kellyanne Conway to be fired for repeated violations of U.S. law, according to a letter released on Thursday.

“The report is based on numerous grave legal, factual, and procedural errors,” White House lawyer Pat Cipollone wrote after the Office of Special Counsel earlier on Thursday released its report calling for Conway to be removed from the federal workforce.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by James Dalgleish

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