In a November 21, 2019, response to POGO’s request for a Hatch Act investigation, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) cited the ongoing House impeachment inquiry and other reviews as a reason to deny POGO’s request for now:
These ongoing investigations are looking into matters directly related to the allegations present in your complaint. These investigations are also likely to yield a more fulsome fact-finding record than an OSC investigation could develop. Thus, OSC will defer to and monitor these investigations to determine if the developing evidentiary record raises Hatch Act concerns.
See the full response above.