(CitizensOutpost) On Thursday, a laptop belonging to a Secret Service agent was stolen from the agent’s vehicle in New York. The laptop contained information regarding the layout and emergency routes of Trump Tower as well as information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other matters of national security.
The information on the laptop cannot be remotely erased, sources said.
Other items stolen include “sensitive” documents, an access keycard, coins, a black zippered bag with the Secret Service insignia on it and Secret Service lapel pins from various assignments — including ones involving Donald Trump, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the United Nations General Assembly and the Pope’s visit to New York, sources said.
Some items, including the coins and bag, were later found. But other items, including the laptop, were still being sought.
“The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in which our Agency issued laptop computer was stolen,” Secret Service spokesman Shawn Holtzclaw said in a statement.
As remarkable as the stolen items are, it is no simple task to penetrate a Secret Service laptop. There are multiple layers of security including passwords, ID cards, along with full encryption of the hard drives. The New York Police Department is also working alongside the Secret Service in a joint investigation.
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