…by the Obama administration is continuing in spades. This time, it’s a naked assault on a conservative Congressman, Jason Chaffetz (R, UT). The Secret Service “leaked” information concerning a decade old application for work with the SS submitted by Chaffetz and which was rejected by the SS. This sort of thing is confidential, which SS employees know full well.
Supposedly, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson personally called Chaffetz after the release of that confidential information, as did Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy.
Chaffetz is Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and he’s
been relentless in his scrutiny of the [Secret Service], particularly in the wake of a March incident where agents returning from a party drove into an active bomb investigation scene. Chaffetz earlier this week subpoenaed the two agents in question—a step Johnson called “unprecedented and unnecessary.”
He’s also been an ardent critic of Obama administration policies all across the board.
Now, it’s certainly true that, in the larger scheme of things, this is a relatively minor matter. But regarding that larger scheme of things, this is a part of that larger scheme.
In light of that, what’s the value of these…apologies?
How do they make Chaffetz, the victim of this assault on privacy, whole?
How do they give any material assurance that this miscreancy won’t be repeated?
What’s really needed is a wholesale replacement of management (I won’t say leadership) of DHS and of the Secret Service.
Remember this in the fall of 2016.