REMEMBER WHEN THE SECRET SERVICE AGENT’S MAIN CONCERN WAS TAKING A BULLET FOR A PRESIDENT?
What has happened to the Secret Service? The once referred agency is now nothing more than a joke with a sandal waiting around every corner. The latest sex scandal comes via the National Enquirer and confirmed by the WAPO. The shocking revelation that the married agent while on duty to protect the First Lady at a May 20th event, ignored his duty, because he was busy trying to hook up with a prominent female Washington D.C. staffer. Michelle Obama was speaking alongside former Republican senator Elizabeth Dole at an event honoring military caregivers. Reported by NBC News, the agent allegedly sent sexually suggestive texts while he was off duty and at least 8 hours after the event had wrapped. The Secret Service official confirms that a junior agent has been placed on administrative.
A Secret Service agent can’t even send an indecent text message to a prospective date these days without his actions going public.
Our colleague Carol Leonnig, the authority on all things Secret Service, confirmed a National Enquirer report Wednesday that a junior agent met a young woman while on detail at a Michelle Obama-attended event. He approached her and, whilst protecting the first lady, got her phone number.
His meet-cute (if this was a romantic comedy) with the young woman at the May 20 event ended with him later sending her sexual images and suggestive texts. His possible distraction at the event and the subsequent messaging has put the junior agent under the scrutiny of federal investigators.
The Secret Service learned about the communication after the National Enquirer contacted the agency.
“The U.S. Secret Service is aware of these allegations,” USSS spokesman Brian Leary told Leonnig. “As is our policy with any allegation of misconduct, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) has been notified and this matter will be investigated jointly between the DHS-OIG and the Secret Service Office of Professional Responsibility. At this time, the individual has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.”