Spicer Admits Violating RNC Rules For Trump On Election Night

Sean Spicer admits that as an RNC staffer during candidate Donald Trump's campaign, he violated U.S. law on election night.

Sean Spicer has been basking in the glories of retirement, speaking at private events and reminiscing about his early days with the Trump campaign. Recently, while reflecting on election night, Spicer accidentally admitted that he violated a U.S. law that prohibits party officials from working on “poll-monitoring operations.” Before he was press secretary, Spicer of course worked for the Republican National Committee.

“A group of us gathered on the fifth floor of Trump Tower in what could be described as basically an oversized utility room,” Spicer said. He described a political director “going through key counties, Florida in particular — Broward, Miami Dade, southern Florida. What’s in, what’s not. I would say that at least through 7:30, 8 o’clock, it was a very cautiously optimistic view.”

That room, however, was off limits to party officials. According to one, there was signage around that said so. “It was a sign you can’t miss,” they said. “It was pretty glaring.”

The Democrats are already pointing out the illegality of the matter, and the irony that Trump continues to make a talking-point of all that went wrong on election night. “The Trump campaign made it abundantly clear prior to the election that it would be conducting ballot-security efforts. And Exhibit A shows that a senior RNC official was at the nerve center of those efforts on Election Day,” said lawyer Angelo Genova.

“Given that any communications that Mr. Spicer had with Trump campaign officials on the fifth floor of Trump Tower on Election Day potentially violated the terms of the Consent Decree, discovery into the substance of those communications is amply justified,” the lawyer continued.

“There are severe consequences for any violation of the Consent Decree, one of which will be a renewal of its provisions for another eight years,” read an internal RNC memo informing party officials, like Spicer, about the rules. “It is set to expire in 2017 (after nearly 4 decades) — but only if no violation occurs between now and then,” it continued.