Now that Josh Duggar has gone through a second round of public shaming, it’s time to reveal the next person outed by the Ashley Madison hack: hundreds of anonymous U.S. government employees. The Associated Press combed through the data dump and found that while most federal employees were smart enough not to use their government email to sign up for the cheating site, they still logged on from government internet addresses. Those who used military addresses could be facing disciplinary action, as adultery can be a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The AP justified its hunt for non-military cheaters, saying their potential infidelity “raises questions about what personal business is acceptable — and what websites are okay to visit — for government workers on taxpayer time, especially employees who could face blackmail.”
Accounts were traced to “at least two assistant U.S. attorneys; an information technology administrator in the Executive Office of the President; a division chief, an investigator and a trial attorney in the Justice Department; a government hacker at the Homeland Security Department and another DHS employee who indicated he worked on a U.S. counterterrorism response team.” However, the AP has decided not to name any of these individuals because “they are not elected officials or accused of a crime.” So, the most shocking news here is that all of our senators and congresspeople managed to stay out of this sex scandal.