Gov. Kristi Noem says her personal cell phone was hacked and blames Jan. 6 committee

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Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said that her personal cell phone was hacked and used to make hoax calls, and she blames the Jan. 6 committee.

Noem announced the incident in a press release on Monday that recalled the release of her personal information, including her social security number, in documents leaked from the committee investigation the rioting at the U.S. Capitol.

“Callous mishandling of personal information has real-world consequences,” Noem said in the statement.

“If you get such a phone call from my number, know that I had no involvement,” she added. “I have urged both the United States attorney general and multiple congressional committees to investigate the leaking of my family’s personal information, and I look forward to whatever resolution they can provide.”

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The leaked information was included in White House visitor logs from during former President Donald Trump’s tenure.

In a previous letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Noem demanded he investigate the leak of the information.

“I am glad of your recent decision to appoint a Special Counsel to probe the apparently mishandling of confidential information by President Joseph R. Biden,” she wrote. “This action indicates an increased willingness to investigate violations of law, regardless of the political affiliation of the lawbreaker. I hope that you will do the right thing and investigate this apparent violation of federal law.”

In that letter, she indicated that the leak also impacted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, and Ben Carson, the former HUD Secretary.

She added that the South Dakota Fusion Center had been notified of the security breach.

Noem is considered a possible candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, but a recent poll found that only 1% of potential GOP primary voters would support her campaign.

Here’s more about the GOP primary candidate field:

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