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Obama: Employees Who Accessed Chaffetz File Will Face Discipline

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Thursday, 01 Oct 2015 01:54 PM

The White House says "significant concerns" have been raised by reports that Secret Service employees accessed the unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating agency scandals.

Spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday, though, that President Barack Obama is confident the "appropriate steps" will be taken to hold accountable those who didn't follow proper procedures.

The Secret Service inspector general reported Wednesday that the actions of agency employees who accessed the file of Rep. Jason Chaffetz could amount to criminal violations of the U.S. Privacy act.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has personally apologized to the Utah Republican.

Johnson also has said those responsible should be held accountable.
Secret Service Director Joe Clancy also has apologized to the congressman.

 

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