“To the extent that the statement relates to resistance to President Donald J Trump, usage of the terms ‘resistance,’ ‘#resist,’ and derivatives thereof is political activity,” the memo said.
It issued the guidelines in 2018 — well before the House impeachment investigation began — because that was when Trump signaled he would run for re-election. (The Office of Special Counsel is unrelated to the former Mueller investigation.)
AFGE argued the guidelines went beyond the scope of the law and would infringe on free speech rights.
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