The former director of the Office of Government Ethics said Wednesday that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway likely violated the Hatch Act when she attacked Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones during a recent interview on Fox News. Walter Shaub, who now leads the ethics practice at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, later wrote the he had filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. OSC is the Justice Department agency responsible for conducting Hatch Act investigations. "She's standing In front of the White House. It seems pretty clear she was appearing in her official capacity when she advocated against a candidate. This is at least as clear a violation of 5 U.S.C. § 7323(a)(1) as OSC identified with regard to Castro," wrote Shaub on Twitter, referring to an official finding in 2016 that then-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro had violated the law. She's standing In front of the White House. It seems pretty clear she was appearing in her official capacity when she advocated against a candidate. This is at least as clear a violation of 5 U.S.C. § 7323(a)(1) as OSC identified with regard to Castro The Hatch Act prohibits most executive branch federal employees from taking "any active part" in political campaigns while they're acting in an official capacity. The president and vice president are exempt from Hatch Act restrictions, but White House staff like Conway are subject to them. During a Monday appearance on Fox and Friends, Conway answered a question about Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual assault of a minor, by pivoting to attack Moore's opponent in next month's special election. "Doug Jones in Alabama, folks, don't be fooled. He will be a vote against tax cuts. He is weak on crime. Weak on borders. He's strong on raising your taxes. He is terrible for property owners," Conway said. "I just want everybody to know Doug Jones, nobody ever says his name and pretends he is some kind of conservative Democrat in Alabama. And he's not." Shortly after Shaub tweeted about the complaint, another former White House ethics czar agreed that Conway appears to have