Sheeesh, if there’s a presidential legacy of Obama to be written it has to include numerous chapters of the weaponized use of government to attack opponents. Jason Chaffetz chairs the committee with oversight of the Secret Service agency; and given the nature of the continual troubles and scandals within the agency he is now considered an enemy for the Secret Service itself.
(Via Fox News) The Secret Service reportedly is being accused of leaking private information on how Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz — one of the agency’s toughest critics — was rejected for a job there more than a decade ago.
The bizarre chain of events prompted Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to personally call Chaffetz on Thursday night and apologize. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy also called to apologize, according to a DHS spokeswoman.
Spokeswoman Marsha Catron said in a statement that Johnson is now seeking an investigation, “and if the allegations … are true, those responsible should be held accountable.”
She said Johnson apologized to Chaffetz “for being put in the situation that he had to acknowledge a matter that should have been kept confidential.” (continue reading)