Dozens of Secret Service agents will be suspended for looking up Congressman’s personal information in bid to smear him, admits scandal-hit agency director
- Some 42 agents will receive short suspensions for illegally accessing a personnel file on Congressman Jason Chaffetz
- Earlier this year someone in the department told the press that Chaffetz applied for and was rejected from a job with the Secret Service in 2003
- Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said Homeland Security hasn't decided how to punish the agent who spearheaded the smear campaign
- He said this at a joint hearing held by House and Senate Homeland Security subcommittees today on Capitol Hill
- The agents' actions were 'reprehensible, disturbing, embarrassing,' he said. 'I agree with everything that's been said here today'