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Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on the Inspector General's Report on the U.S. Secret Service

Release Date: 
September 30, 2015

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

In April, I asked the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General to investigate reports of improper access and distribution of information by U.S. Secret Service employees pertaining to Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

The Inspector General has recently completed his investigation, and has found a number of instances of inappropriate conduct by Secret Service personnel. At the time, I stated that if the allegations were true, those responsible should be held accountable, and I reiterate that today.

With the investigation completed, I am confident that U.S. Secret Service Director Joe Clancy will take appropriate action to hold accountable those who violated any laws or the policies of this Department. I also reiterate the apology I issued in April to Chairman Chaffetz. Activities like those described in the report must not, and will not, be tolerated.

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Last Published Date: September 30, 2015
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