When the Home Jan. 6 committee launched lots of of paperwork from its investigation on-line on the finish of the yr, it inadvertently made public almost 2,000 Social Safety numbers belonging to high-profile people who visited the White Home in December 2020, in line with a report.
The Washington Submit reported Friday that the leaked Social Safety info was included in a spreadsheet buried inside the “huge cache” of data from the committee’s work. Social Safety numbers belonging to at the least three members of Trump’s cupboard, a number of Republican governors, and a number of other Trump associates have been reportedly compromised. The information was a part of the White Home customer logs printed by the committee.
Whereas many Social Safety numbers within the logs have been redacted, the Submit reported that round 1,900 of them weren’t. The Authorities Publishing Workplace (GPO), which was chargeable for publishing the file, doesn’t seem to have notified any of the people whose non-public info was launched, the report mentioned.
These whose Social Safety info was made public embrace South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) and her household, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R), former Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar, and former Housing and City Improvement Secretary Ben Carson.
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Others embrace an unnamed federal district court docket decide and a federal appeals court docket decide, at the least half a dozen individuals who testified earlier than the Jan. 6 committee, and a lawyer who represented one other witness earlier than the committee, the Submit reported.
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After the leak was found, the spreadsheet containing the data was taken down from the web site the place the committee’s paperwork have been made out there. A GPO spokesman informed the Submit that the workplace “doesn’t edit or alter supplies supplied by Congress for publication.” The data have been eliminated as a “momentary measure” whereas GPO scans different paperwork for personally identifiable info, the spokesman mentioned.
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A spokesperson for former committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., didn’t instantly return a request for remark.