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U.S. Secret Service not what it used to be

(CitizensOutpost) The Secret Service has had some stumbles recently that may leave you wondering if the President’s security is in jeopardy.  The following lapses in security have occurred so far in the first months of the Trump Presidency:

  • A fence jumper with two cans of mace was able to roam around the White House grounds March 10 for 17 minutes unabated while alarms were ignored.
  • A thief was able to get a hold of a Secret Service laptop containing floor plans to Trump Tower
  • Agents were caught snapping selfies of Trump’s grandson sleeping in a Secret Service vehicle.
  • A guest was able to get around Secret Service agents and into Trump’s Mar-A-Lago study.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, best-selling author of “Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All,” told WND the agency is imploding and suffering an extreme thinning of the ranks.

He said the Secret Service has a “substandard” White House security plan, and it’s outdated by at least two decades.

“The times have changed, and Secret Service upper-level management needs to change with it,” Bongino said. “You have a group of essentially largely sclerotic men and women running the agency who are doing the same thing they did 20 years ago with a few Band-Aids here and there, temporary fixes to big, huge, gaping wounds, sticking Band-Aids on these wounds. And they’re wondering why we’re getting a series of these incidents.”

So far the fiascoes exhibited by the Secret Service haven’t been life threatening, but there shouldn’t be any room for error considering what is at stake.  It comes to no surprise then that the Secret Service removed a top special agent, Kerry O’Grady,  after she was investgated for Facebook comments that she would not take “a bullet” for [Trump].

Source: U.S. Secret Service ‘imploding’: Is Trump in danger? – WND

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