By Greg Hazley
Sean Smith, who heads public affairs for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, is set to leave the agency this week, according to multiple reports.
Smith was Sen. Joe Lieberman’s 2006 campaign manager and spokesman through his primary loss to Ned Lamont and worked communications for the Obama-Biden presidential bid in Pennsylvania in 2008.
He led PA, internal communications, media relations and comms. issues for the DHS.
Politico reported April 21 that Smith is returning home to New Haven, Conn., to likely teach or take an agency job in New York.
Fox News Channel on April 20 reported that Smith was the subject of an internal complaint from 2009 at DHS after allegedly sending a threatening email to the DHS’ immigration press unit over a suspected leak. The complaint was later dismissed.