Not So Secret Service

I’m shocked, shocked that this sort of petty vindictiveness is going on in the Obama Administration:

An assistant director of the Secret Service urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a congressman ­critical of the service should be made public, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday.

“Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail to a fellow director on March 31, commenting on an internal file that was being widely circulated inside the service. “Just to be fair.”

Two days later, a news Web site reported that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had applied to be a Secret Service agent in 2003 and been rejected.

That information was part of a Chaffetz personnel file stored in a restricted Secret Service database and required by law to be kept private.

Lowery, you may remember, was put in place to clean up the various scandals. Chaffetz had very publicly grilled the Secret Service on their security lapses, hooker scandals and drinking scandals. But Lowery’s response was basically “how dare you!”

Again … I’ll just stand here looking surprised.

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  1. AlexInCT

    Nixon was hounded out of office by people that accused him of using the power of his office to go after his enemies when he just asked the IRS to give him some information on someone he had a problem with. These same people are now giving the Obama administration, where the IRS actually went after a whole spectrum of enemies of this administration, cover and concealment. And the criminal behavior doesn’t stop with either the IRS or the Secret Service.

    We have been made aware of instances – and then, despite the efforts from both the criminal elements in this administration that wield the power of government to silence whistleblowers, and the corrupt DNC owned media – across the board, in practically every single government agency, of abuses of power that can’t be categorized as anything but criminal behavior. Lucky for them the DOJ is also only interested in going after the enemies of this administration and the left (as long as it is convenient for this administration).

    It strikes me as terribly ironic that the left is always accusing their opposition of this behavior, often on the flimsiest of evidence, and in the more recent history these accusations have practically always been made up ones, and then is actually the one doing it. Projection: that’s what these scumbags seem to be all about.


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