In one email included in the report, an assistant director of the agency writes of Chaffetz, "Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out." That director told the IG that he did not go further than making the suggestion and did not direct anyone to leak information about Chaffetz. Still, the report described the behavior of agents and supervisors as reprehensible.
The entire Vox story is here.
Nice try. If the assistant director of an agency that you work for says that some information "needs to get out," it is an order and not a suggestion.