Weaponized: Jan. 6 committee posts thousands of Trump White House visitors’ Social Security numbers online

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Deep inside the final report from the the United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th (2021) Attack on the United States Capitol is a spreadsheet of weaponized sensitive information, released to the world.

Nearly 2,000 Social Security numbers associated with visitors to the White House in December, 2020 were posted online by the committee. The numbers include at least three members of the Trump cabinet, Republican governors, and many Trump supporters. The information was first reported deep inside The Washington Post, which buried the story on Friday evening.

Some of the Social Security numbers released were South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, a federal district court judge, a federal appeals court judge, several people who testified before the Jan. 6 committee, and a lawyer who represented a witness before the committee, the Post reported.  

The spreadsheet that contained the names has now been eliminated from the online report, but had been exposed and no-doubt downloaded by unknown entities for several days. Many of the Social Security numbers were redacted but about 1,900 of them were not, according to The Post.

The Government Publishing Office, the agency responsible for publishing the file, did not notify any of the individuals whose private information was released, the newspaper reported.

Gov. Noem took the matter to her attorneys, who sent a letter to the committee and the GPO, demanding answers for why her Social Security number and those of there entire family were published.

“Perhaps most troubling and outrageous is the fact that each of you had an opportunity, and an obligation, to prevent the wrongful disclosure,” her lawyers wrote. The letter, addressed to the White House General Counsel, and Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chaired the committee, was copied to Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the committee, and committee members Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren, Stephanie Murphy, Peter Aguilar, Plain Luria, Jamie Fashion, and Adam Kinzinger. It was also sent to the director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Acting Archivist of the National Archives:

31 COMMENTS

  1. Nothing will happen.
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    No one will face consequences.
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    What difference does it make?
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    All involved are horrible people, and nothing will come of it.

  2. Criminal. Will we see this committee go to jail. In one way i can wait for christ’s return. By the lack of justice i anticipate and can hardly wait for christ just to see these guys kneeling with heads bowed to the Lord recognizing he supreme and we are not.

  3. And the continued (and illegal, and unconstitutional, and unjustified) persecution by radical leftists of their political opponents continues.
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    But as long as it “advances the cause”, every radical leftist is fine with this sort of unethical and illegal behavior.

    • First axiom of politics in action.
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      It is not the action taken by the person that causes the offense.
      It is the political affiliation of the person taking action that causes the offense.
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      Just imagine how the leftists would react if a Republican majority Congress did something similar? Imagine the reaction that is going to happen if McCarthy carries through with his promise to investigate the DOJ, Hunter’s laptop, The Twitter files, and Fauci.

  4. Whoever sanctioned the release of these social security numbers should be arrested and prosecuted. Will they? Probably not. The dems are still riding January 6 for all that it was worth. Their profusion of lies is enough to gag a maggot. But the public release of social security numbers is against the law. Period. Arrest and prosecute!

    • They will not get anything more than a slap on the wrist, at best. Likely they will find someone eligible for retirement and get them to take the fall.
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      The leftists are very, very good at disguising their malice as incompetence. You cannot prosecute someone for being an incompetent boob.
      It is that very reason why Keri Lake’s suits against Maricopa County failed. It is damned near impossible to prove there was malice when “Whoops, someone screwed up and set the printer incorrectly, or accidentally placed uncounted ballots into the “counted” bag. Sorry, big accident.”
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      Disguise your malice as incompetence, and it is really, really easy to get away with it.

  5. Sounds like a civil case should be in the wings. What they did is 100% Illegal. SS numbers are extremely personal and such a leak leads to identity theft. Said case should be filed against each member.

    • Won’t happen. And if it does, the plaintiff will likely have the suit thrown out. Why?
      Because the leftists will disguise their malice as incompetence. It was just a big “Whoops!” and the person responsible is put on admin leave, demoted, or required to take remedial training on securing personal data.
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      No judge will allow a suit to proceed if you cannot demonstrate intent to cause harm. It sucks, but lacking evidence this was intentional, incompetence is sufficient to dismiss the case.

      • It’s called the Privacy Act of 1974. You might want to take a look. When 2000 plus people’s private info, including ssi numbers are released, it will raise flags. Especially when 4 of them are sitting Governors and their family members, of the opposite political party. 🙄

    • All of those people need to file a class action lawsuit now.

      There are lawyers out there who would love the settlement this would bring in.

  6. I can name another 20 – 30 Jan 6 Committee members that desperately need to get doxxed. Alternately (or perhaps both), visitors to the Biden WH over the last 2 years ought to be up to bat. Cheers –

  7. Just a reminder Suzanne, when you and pacarro allow dunleavy to get away with the c19 death shot fiasco, it’s equivalent to this article’s bs! ACCOUNTABILITY
    What say you?

    • 1-False equivalence. Did either release or cover the release of private citizens information? If so, please list the information.

      2-How, exactly, did a blogger and a talk show host “allow” Dunleavy to get away with the “death shot?” Did they run blocker in Carrs?

      It’s one thing to say they didn’t challenge it more aggressively. It’s something else to claim de facto collusion.

      Again, if you got proof, I’m happy to see it.

  8. I don’t think that there’s going to be a dang thing done about this. The reason? They have the FBI in their hip pocket. It’ll be labeled Russian disinformation and dropped like a hot rock. And does anybody believe that the mainstream media will even mention this in their news? Naw, I don’t think so either.

  9. This stunt just further reinforces the fact that this whole J6 fiasco is a scam. It was facilitated by Nancy Pelosi and orchestrated by the Democrats. You would think with the Hollywood elite in their back pocket they could have come up with some video footage a little more convincing. No bother, no one to call them out.

  10. That was a seriously malicious act wasn’t it, democrats? We have noted the severe malice displayed toward their political opposites as they are prejudged by democrats to seriously underlive them. It is continuous aversion therapy too, though.

  11. Find them and charge them with treason, throw them in jail and throw away the 🔑 No pain No gain!!!
    The DC people do not care about the 1st amendment the 2nd amendment and the 10th amendment !!! It’s time the states enforce the contracts they have with the federal government and the constitutions of both the federal government and the states constitution and dump The tea into the sea again⏳ Borders count and laws count and sovereignty is what it’s all about!! The federal government has failed at protecting our borders and are in violation of the US Constitution and the laws of our land!!! So the states have every right of controlling the border and cleaning this mess up according to the 10th amendment so we need the governor to stand up for Alaska !!!

  12. Treason, like RINO and racism, is the cry of people who have no genuine point.

    Wanna charge them with treason? Go for it. Under what statutes? Be damn specific. And not just the statutes, but the very specific charge and the actions which back it up.

    If you want to charge someone with a crime that could have them shot, have your ducks in impossibility tight rows. Be really damn sure. And hold your tongue when the same rationale is applied to people you agree with. Because it will happen. And hope it some day isn’t applied to you.

    Just because they are fools and political whores does not mean they are treasonous.

  13. Treason is defined in Bouvier’s Law Dictionary as overstepping DELEGATED and expressed authorities. This is the dictionary relied upon by the founders. We have only the diction expressed by the Continental Congress and declaratory documents. It is unwise in the extreme to take an oath to secure and defend the rights of the people and be as cavalier as television trained emolument holders are today and evidently so willing to daringly ALWAYS work outside expressed, delegated limited authorities given theat treason is a hanging offense. Some group acts ARE very illegal. If you can conjur up an illegal group act doesn’t mean you have ANY subject matter and standing to do it and you must be able to understand how exactly you have both standing and subject matter jurisdiction. All authority has been delivered within only significant limits.

  14. I have been the victim of identity theft and this scares the hell out of me. I just emailed all 3 of Alaska’s members of Congress. I have always wanted to visit Washington DC, but knowing that my government would release my private information like this means I won’t be doing so, ever. I wonder if the founders would recognize what this country has become.

  15. Another outrage perpetrated by the Dems. I keep waiting for the Republicans to learn from their tactics like calling the Jan 6 protest an insurrection. We need to call the border crisis an invasion and hammer it home every chance we get since the constitution says Biden is responsible for protecting the states against an invasion and he took an oath to uphold the constitution. Words have meaning and legal consequences. Just ask David Eastman.

  16. Allowing the invasion in our southern border and who knows what other borders of this great country, should and could be Interpreted as treason and a breach of contract with all the states, as we all know it is intentional in nature ⏳ otherwise why have a 10th amendment in the constitution 🤔 Read it !!!
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the states are reserved to the states respectively or to the people✍🏼
    Somehow we must do something to stop this carnage of our land. At least Texas is trying to do something 🙏 Alaska should make a statement on this situation!!!

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