Former Colorado GOP Senate candidate Robert "Eli" Bremer is upset over the Air Force releasing his military records from the Air Force without his knowledge.
The news is part of a larger concern of unauthorized releases of GOP military records by the Defense Department.
Former GOP Senate candidate livid after Air Force failed to notify him about release of his military records https://t.co/6DTnUO5rUY
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"The Air Force has not tried to notify me. They haven't sent a letter. They could've reached out to my congressman," Bremer said.
"I don't think they intended to notify me because the only reason it got picked up was because some reporter read something in a congressional report," he added.
— Chuck "Charley" Freyer (@FreyerChuck) February 28, 2023
Last month, former GOP House candidates Kevin Dellicker and Sam Peters also said their non-public records were released by the Air Force without permission.
"I trust that federal law enforcement authorities will investigate and prosecute this brazen attack on military information systems," Dellicker said in a statement released by a representative.
"I hope they follow the money trail to see who paid this sleazy firm for its illegal activities," it added.
This is chilling. The U.S. Air Force illegally released military records of several GOP candidates to the Democratic Party which then leveraged the material to run attack ads on at least one of them: @JRMajewski https://t.co/HMLbhf4zjY
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 22, 2023
"In a letter dated Friday, which was obtained by POLITICO, the Air Force told House Armed Services Committee Chair Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) that an audit by its personnel center found nine people’s records were 'released without authority' to the firm Due Diligence Group between 2021 and 2023," Politico reported.
"Seven of those records disclosures affected GOP candidates for office in 2022, according to the letter," it continued.
According to Federal Election Commission records, the DCCC paid Due Diligence just over $110,000 between January 2021 and December 2022 and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee paid just over $172,000 to Due Diligence during that period, Politico added.
The concerning information is likely to lead to further investigation behind the details of the released information, especially as the records released were only from GOP candidates during a national election campaign.