John Conyers, Jr.

Secret Service targeting of Chaffetz alarms lawmakers

WASHINGTON _ A Secret Service official's allegedly deliberate decision to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz could "give pause" to other lawmakers who have applied for federal jobs, cautioned former House Judiciary Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.tmpplchld The inappropriate intrusion into Privacy Act-protected information, acknowledged in a report by the agency's inspector general, could have a chilling effect, Sensenbrenner told CQ Roll Call this week _ and he thinks someone "should be fired over it."tmpplchld Spying on the phones and electronic devices of members of elected officials has stoked concern in Congress. Even Sensenbrenner, the lead author of the 2002...