Gov. Kristi Noem urges investigation into her family's SSN leak

Gov. Kristi Noem is urging the United States Attorney General to investigate why her and her family's social security numbers were leaked when the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Investigation released their findings.

Noem, her husband, three kids and daughter's husband, along with around 2,000 others visitors to the White House in December 2020, had their social security numbers released when the committee published the visitor logs in early January. The documents were taken down and the information was redacted, according to the Washington Post.

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“This callous, unacceptable handling of our most sensitive information could have permanent, widespread damage to the lives of my kids and my grandkids, as well as the families of the many other individuals impacted,” Noem wrote in letters to AG Merrick Garland, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability and the House Ethics Committee.

Noem had visited the White House in December 2020 and met with former President Donald Trump in her official capacity as governor.

Attorneys for Noem have argued the leak violates the 1974 Privacy Act.

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