Department of Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson departed from his predecessor’s dismissive stance about a potential breach of classified information to a man with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, saying it’s “problematic.”
“I agree that unauthorized exposures of government information is problematic,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked Johnson if he thought it was a serious matter when someone on the Homeland Security Advisory Council used a secret clearance to download documents and shop them to the press.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Gohmert recounted to Johnson his questioning of former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano at Judiciary hearings in 2012 and 2011 relating to Homeland Security Advisory Council member Mohammed Elibiary. During her tenure, Napolitano appointed Elibiary to the Advisory Council and, according to Gohmert, he gained secret security clearance through Napolitano to downloaded classified information…
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