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When you’re the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the entire purpose of your job is to hold bureaucratic agencies accountable and make sure they’re responsible stewards of taxpayer resources. When an executive agency betrays the trust fundamental to executing its duties, it’s incumbent upon the legislature to act. After all, our constitutional republic is built upon a framework of accountability through divided power.

This is why what recently happened to Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), current head of the aforementioned Oversight Committee, is completely outrageous. Last March, Chaffetz grilled Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy at a hearing that was called in the wake of multiple acts of incompetence within his agency. Chaffetz’s tough but legitimate questions, many of which Clancy had difficulty answering, apparently irked several Secret Service agents.

So enraged were key Secret Services members that it was decided they should exact revenge on Chaffetz by revealing some personal information they had on him. According to the Washington Post, a report released by the Department of Homeland Security this week revealed an email written by Edward Lowery, an assistant director at the Secret Service, to a co-worker of the same rank. In the message, sent just days after the aforementioned hearing, Lowery said, “Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out … just to be fair.”

The information in question? Chaffetz had applied for a job at the Secret Service in 2003, and was rejected. This was not supposed to be public knowledge, as it was contained in a restricted-access personnel file that should have been kept private. Yet high-ranking individuals within the Secret Service decided that childish revenge was appropriate—which actually lent further credence to the claims of incompetence Chaffetz made in the first place.

http://rare.us/story...OVKcW7Q86icP.99

So, if the Secret Service screws up, and anyone - even a US Congressman - dares to question them on it, beware of retribution.

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This crap happens more that you would suspect at all levels of government. Even without letting info out there are many word of mouth campaigns that slight good people trying to do their job. I have seen it first hand (not at this level but at lower levels)

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This crap happens more that you would suspect at all levels of government. Even without letting info out there are many word of mouth campaigns that slight good people trying to do their job. I have seen it first hand (not at this level but at lower levels)

What the hell has happened to the Secret service ?

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This crap happens more that you would suspect at all levels of government. Even without letting info out there are many word of mouth campaigns that slight good people trying to do their job. I have seen it first hand (not at this level but at lower levels)

What the hell has happened to the Secret service ?

Same thing that has happened to everything else the left has gotten its grubby hands on.
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Seriously, the SS use to be one of the bastions of excellence in our govt. Ever viligant , professional, tenacious... hell, Agent Caitlin Todd of NCIS was a former agent, and saved the President's life !

OK, a bit off track there, but in all seriousness, why are things getting worse and worse w/ this group ?

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This crap happens more that you would suspect at all levels of government. Even without letting info out there are many word of mouth campaigns that slight good people trying to do their job. I have seen it first hand (not at this level but at lower levels)

What the hell has happened to the Secret service ?

There are many things that have lead to their downhill slide. Take a look who has been appointed in charge of the last couple of years and their attitudes plus there is a ton of pettiness that is prevalent plus how many of these people that release info and other things ever get punished for these acts. Oh, some get an admonishing or paid leave but only the lowest levels will be fired. And some of those fired need to be but if they think they can do it, maybe their bosses have preceded them in doing the same things. Take a look at some of these latest classified info stuff with Hillary and Petreaus...not much happened but some regular Joe's have lost their clearance and more for the same things.
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Seriously, the SS use to be one of the bastions of excellence in our govt. Ever viligant , professional, tenacious... hell, Agent Caitlin Todd of NCIS was a former agent, and saved the President's life !

OK, a bit off track there, but in all seriousness, why are things getting worse and worse w/ this group ?

I wasn't kidding . The left has been on a mission to undermine every traditional good thing.in this country. They've all but destroyed education. They're working on religious institutions now. It's a culture of corruption with no accountability.
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There's an entitlement attitude in our federal govt, that gives the employees a sense of being damn near invincible. Lois Lerner, the G.S.A. Vegas parties ( conference ) , Hillary and her damn e-mails, telling lies about Benghazi, and even the Secret Service.

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