Secret Service employees illegally accessed lawmaker’s private data in hopes of discrediting him

41 (!) Secret Service employees have been disciplined following revelations that agency insiders illegally accessed private data on Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who had been critical of the service, in hopes of embarrassing or discrediting him. [Tim Cushing, TechDirt]


  • Why no criminal charges?

    Why do so many government actors get a free pass: EPA (the spill), IRS and now these guys.

    • “Why no criminal charges?”

      Because the Congressman they were trying to get the goods on (for distribution to the media, I assume) was a member of the Other Party.

  • Mike, you are correct. The information was passed on to the Washington Post. The agent who did that, as opposed to those who just browsed was forced to resign.