Jan. 6 Committee Criticized for Accidental Leak of High-Profile Social Security Numbers

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Former Trump official Dr. Ben Carson ripped the Jan. 6 committee after it reportedly leaked thousands of Social Security numbers, including his own, alongside other high-profile Republicans and Trump allies.

The former secretary of Housing and Urban Development joined "Fox & Friends First" Tuesday to discuss the leak, how it has impacted his family and why he believes the incident is anything but an accident.

"You would have thought that maybe they would have at least had the courtesy to contact the people whose lives have been affected by this," Carson told host Carley Shimkus. "It's been horrible… Obviously, I've put credit freezes on and put credit monitoring things into place. I've already had two incidents of fraud. It affects my family as well. And they say, oh, it's just an accident."

"Why is that all these accidents tend to be focused in one direction? You know, you have to wonder about that. And I wonder if maybe some of these people suffer some of the consequences. Maybe we should expose their PII."

The Jan. 6 committee reportedly leaked the Social Security numbers of 2,000 individuals at the end of the year when it released documents related to the committee's investigation online.... (Read more)