Secret Service Leaks Info on Rep. Jason Chaffetz

The Secret Service reportedly leaked personal information about House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz.

A Wednesday report from the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General accused Edward Lowery, the Secret Service’s Assistant Director, and other administration personnel of planning to leak information about Chaffettz, which included his 2003 rejection after applying to be a Secret Service agent.

This information is a part of the congressman’s personnel file, which is kept in a Secret Service database and by law is required to be kept confidential.

“Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Lowery is said to have written in an e-mail to a fellow director in March. “Just to be fair.”

Days later, a Daily Beast article was published explaining that Chaffetz was in fact turned down, with his explanation being that he was too old.

Tuesday Chaffetz’s accused that Planned Parenthood was racking up costs with “exorbitant travel expenses” and “blowout parties” with celebrity guests. This accompanied an exchange with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on her annual salary and repeated interruptions for five hours.

 

[The Washington Post] [Politico]