Tag Archives: Secret Service

BOOK: Pence Aides Feared Secret Service Would “Fly Him To Alaska” To Stop Him From Certifying Election

Yet another excerpt from I Alone Can Fix It: At 2:26, after a team of agents scouted a safe path to ensure the Pences would not encounter trouble, Giebels and the rest of Pence’s detail guided them down a staircase to a secure subterranean area that rioters couldn’t reach, where the vice president’s armored limousine awaited. Giebels asked Pence to …

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Docs Show 881 Secret Service Members Got COVID

From the government watchdog group CREW: Nearly 900 Secret Service employees tested positive for COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021, according to government records obtained by CREW. The vast majority served in protection jobs, either as Special Agents or in the Uniformed Division. The records obtained by CREW show that in the first year of the pandemic, …

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Trump Still Charging Secret Service For FL Workspace

The Washington Post reports: Former president Donald Trump charged the Secret Service more than $40,000 this spring for rooms that Trump’s own protective detail used while guarding him at his Mar-a-Lago Club, according to federal spending records. The records show that Trump’s club charged the Secret Service $396.15 every night starting Jan. 20, the day he left the White House …

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BOOK: Junior’s Wife “Dated” Her Secret Service Agent

The Guardian reports: Two Trump family members got “inappropriately – and perhaps dangerously – close” to agents protecting them while Donald Trump was president, according to a new book on the US Secret Service. Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service, by the Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig, is published next week. In her new book, she …

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DHS IG Blocked Probe Into Lafayette Square Debacle

The Washington Post reports: The chief federal watchdog for the Secret Service blocked investigations proposed by career staff last year to scrutinize the agency’s handling of the George Floyd protests in Lafayette Square and the spread of the coronavirus in its ranks, according to documents and people with knowledge of his decisions. Both matters involved decisions by then-President Donald Trump …

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Man Wanted By Texas Police Apprehended By Secret Service Near VP Residence, Long Gun And Ammo In Car

CNBC reports:  A Texas man wanted by the police was stopped by the U.S. Secret Service and arrested Wednesday afternoon near the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris, authorities said. Police said they found a rifle and ammunition in that man’s car, which was parked some distance away in a garage in downtown Washington. The man, Paul Murray, 31, of …

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Secret Service: Armed Pair Tried To Meet Biden At WH

Washington’s WTOP reports: Two people, armed with weapons and looking to meet President Joe Biden, were arrested outside of the White House this weekend. The arrests occurred around 5:25 p.m. Saturday near Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street Northwest. A U.S. Secret Service spokesperson said the pair walked up to plain-clothed officers near the White House gates. One of the individuals …

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Secret Service Rented Bathroom For $3000/Month After Jarvanka Forbade Agents From Using Any Of Their Six

The Washington Post reports: Instructed not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms inside the couple’s house, the Secret Service detail assigned to President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law spent months searching for a reliable restroom to use on the job, according to neighbors and law enforcement officials. After resorting to a porta-potty, as well as bathrooms at the nearby home …

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Secret Service Vows Biden Inauguration Will Be Secure

The Associated Press reports: The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. But the two events aren’t even comparable from a security standpoint, said Michael Plati, U.S. Secret Service special agent in charge, who is leading the inauguration security. …

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Secret Service To Transfer Cultists Ahead Of Biden

The Washington Post reports: The Secret Service is making some staff changes in the presidential detail that will guard President-elect Joe Biden, amid concerns from Biden allies that some current members were politically aligned with President Trump, according to two people familiar with the changes. Some in the Secret Service also came under criticism during Trump’s tenure for appearing to …

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Secret Service Has No Set Plan If Trump Won’t Go

The Daily Beast reports: If there are any checklists or plans, procedures or guidelines for the Secret Service to follow in the event of an autogolpe—a Latin American-style crisis where a sitting president refuses to transfer power—a half-dozen former officials privy to the government’s most sensitive contingency plans aren’t aware of them. None would speak for the record, owing to …

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Secret Service Agents Asked About Transferring To FL

ABC News reports: As states begin to certify election results that seal a victory for President-elect Joe Biden, even though Donald Trump hasn’t conceded there is one clear sign his post-presidency life is taking shape: Secret Service agents in the president’s detail are being asked whether they’re interested in transferring to Palm Beach, Florida. The Secret Service’s Miami field office …

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130 Secret Service Agents COVID+ Or In Quarantine

The Washington Post reports: More than 130 Secret Service officers who help protect the White House and the president when he travels have recently been ordered to isolate or quarantine because they tested positive for the coronavirus or had close contact with infected co-workers, according to three people familiar with agency staffing. The spread of the coronavirus — which has …

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Secret Service Rushes Trump Out Of Briefing Room After Shooting Outside White House Walls [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Secret Service agents abruptly halted President Trump’s coronavirus briefing on Monday after an armed suspect was shot outside the White House. The president was just minutes into his briefing when a Secret Service agent whispered in Trump’s ear and asked him to leave the podium along with other administration officials who were in the room. …

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Pence’s AZ Trip Was Delayed Due To COVID+ Agents

The Washington Post reports: Vice President Pence’s trip to Arizona this week had to be postponed by a day after several Secret Service agents who helped organize the visit either tested positive for the coronavirus or were showing symptoms of being infected. Pence was scheduled to go to Phoenix on Tuesday but went on Wednesday instead so that healthy agents …

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Secret Service Agents Told To Quarantine After Rally

The Washington Post reports: Dozens of Secret Service officers and agents who were on site for President Trump’s rally in Tulsa last week were ordered to self-quarantine after two of their colleagues tested positive for the novel coronavirus, part of the fallout from Trump’s insistence on holding the mass gathering over the objections of public health officials. The Secret Service …

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Secret Service Admits Tear Gas Used On DC Protesters

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: Secret Service now admits that an agency employee fired oleoresin capsicum spray (pepper spray) “in response to an assaultive individual,” when protesters were cleared from Lafayette Square on Monday, June 1. The correction issued by the agency is a follow up to its Friday, June 5, announcement. This is when Secret Service said that …

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Secret Service To Wear Masks When Around Trump

ABC News reports: Secret Service agents close to the president and in the vicinity of the Oval Office will begin wearing face masks, sources said. The Secret Service declined to comment Sunday night. Some agents already on the ground during Trump’s Arizona trip last week were seen wearing face masks. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said on Friday …

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DHS Docs Reveal COVID Spread Among Secret Service

ABC News reports: Multiple members of the U.S. Secret Service have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to Homeland Security documents. In March, the Secret Service, which is responsible for the protection of President Trump and other leaders, acknowledged that a single employee tested positive in March. However the problem is currently far more widespread, …

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Trump Lied About Secret Service Wanting His Hotel

From the Washington DC watchdog group CREW: Yet again, the president used the Secret Service as an excuse for his profiteering, and yet again Secret Service records suggest he’s not telling the truth. In February, President Trump traveled to the West Coast for a multi-day trip through four states. But instead of staying locally, President Trump traveled each evening to …

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