South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem claims her cellphone number was hacked, and attributes it to her Social Security number being exposed in hundreds of documents released last year by the House committee on the 6th from January.
In a Monday news release, the governor’s office said Noem’s cell phone has been used to make bogus calls, in which she had no part.
“Insensitive mishandling of information has real-world consequences,” Noem said. “If you get a call from my number, you should know that I had nothing to do with it.”
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He said he urged the US Attorney General and numerous congressional committees to investigate the matter, which included the leak of his family’s personal information.
Noem also notified the South Dakota Fusion Center of the violation. The center is a state agency that collects criminal intelligence.
The governor’s office did not provide any other information about the leak.
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Noem is considering a White House bid for 2024.
Earlier this month, Noem demanded answers about how federal agencies allowed her personal information to be made public after the records were released by the committee on January 6.
He found out about the rape the night before he was sworn in for his second term.
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Among the hundreds of records posted online by the committee establishing the timeline of the events leading up to the Capitol Hill takeover was “a spreadsheet with nearly 2,000 Social Security numbers associated with White House visitors in December 2020”. The list included several high-profile Republicans.
That leak included Noem along with her husband, three children, and son-in-law who, according to White House records, visited outgoing President Donald Trump on December 14, 2020. Noem shared that their visit was “in an official capacity.” . “
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Other high-profile individuals who were part of the public leak include Texas Governor Gregg Abbott (R), South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R), former Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and former Secretary of Housing and Ben Carson Urban Development.
Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report.