Jeff Neely could face up to five years in prison, plus fines and restitution.
Protections set up showdown with lawmakers attempting to investigate Secret Service scandals.
Benghazi panel Chairman Gowdy complains she "unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean."
Lawmakers cite the need for more accurate data on small business awards.
“This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” Jerry Brown says, laying out his action plan to cut water use by 25 percent.