Secret Service Tried To Spread Dirt On Congressman That Investigated Scandals
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House oversight committee, held hearings this year about the drunken and disorderly behavior of Secret Service agents overseas.
Instead of taking responsibility for their actions, the agents were mad, and very mad at Chaffetz.
“Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out. Just to be fair,” Assistant Director Ed Lowery wrote in a March 31 email.
Chaffetz said Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. will be holding an investigation on the matter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson personally apologized for the matter.
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More from the New York Post:
WASHINGTON — Scores of US Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old, unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency, a new government report said Wednesday. An assistant director suggested leaking embarrassing information to retaliate against Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House oversight committee.
The actions by the employees could represent criminal violations under the US Privacy Act, said the report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general, John Roth. “It doesn’t take a lawyer explaining the nuances of the Privacy Act to know that the conduct that occurred here — by dozens of agents in every part of the agency — was wrong,” the report said.