DC SCANDAL: Angry congressman scared of Secret Service power after it leaked his personal info as retribution

jason-chaffetzHouse Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz blasted the U.S. Secret Service for revealing private information about him to the press, a move prompted by the Utah Republican’s criticisms of the agency.

“Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an email to another agency supervisor on March 31, according to The Washington Post. “Just to be fair.”

Two days later, a news website reported that the agency had rejected Chaffetz’s 2003 application to be a Secret Service agent.

The Post reported that the information was required by law top remain secret. It wasn’t until Wednesday that the Lowery email was made public, indicating who leaked the information.

Chaffetz was livid.

“It was a tactic designed to intimidate and embarrass me and frankly, it is intimidating,” Chaffetz said, according to TheBlaze. “It’s scary to think about all the possible dangers in having your personal information exposed.”

Chaffetz, however, said he would continue to do his work.

“The work of the committee … will continue,” he said. “I remain undeterred in conducting proper and rigorous oversight.”

John Podhoretz, New York Post columnist and contributing editor of The Weekly Standard tweeted:

Others were disgusted also:

And then there was this sobering thought:

Watch the CBS News report.

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3 thoughts on “DC SCANDAL: Angry congressman scared of Secret Service power after it leaked his personal info as retribution

  1. Kenneth Clark says:

    Assistant Director Edward Lowery needs to be removed from his position and escorted through the building by Federal Marshals to an awaiting vehicle to take him directly to jail. Rep. Chaffetz needs to ensure he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and sue him for all he has or will hope to have.

    1. Penelope Peace says:

      Yes. That would be nice. Don’t expect it to happen being that his boss gave the order.

  2. MCS says:

    The gop and McCarthy double down.: McCarty and the gop double down: the Republican Party’s House campaign arm, ran the following fundraising solicitationyesterday: “You’re now a Benghazi Watchdog. Let’s go after Obama and Hillary Clinton. Help us fight them now.” It’s since been deleted.

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