Report: Secret Service managers fired, escorted from White House grounds

Secret ServiceLate Thursday, Steve Clemons, the Washington Editor-at-Large for The Atlantic and National Journal and a contributor to MSNBC, said on Twitter that some Secret Service manager-level personnel were forced to resign and escorted from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, located just west of the White House.

Clemons said it’s not clear why they were fired, but one of those let go speculated that President Trump is “restructuring” the service.

Clemons went on to say that he was boarding a flight from Tokyo to Washington, D.C., and had tweeted out everything he knew at the time.  Moreover, he said that neither the White House nor the Secret Service had responded to his calls.

Late last month, the agency was accused of dragging its feet on an investigation of an agent who said she wouldn’t take “a bullet” for President Trump.

The Washington Examiner reported:

Many active-duty and retired agents want to know why it took management three and a half months and after the Washington Examiner‘s report earlier this week to take the issue seriously enough to launch a probe. A complaint was initially filed Oct. 11 about senior agent Kerry O’Grady’s anti-Trump Facebook posts.

“The Secret Service’s morale has taken another hit this week,” said Gary Byrne, a former Uniformed Division officer, who wrote “Crisis of Character” about his first-hand experience protecting the Clintons. “Unfortunately, how they are handling O’Grady’s misconduct is exactly what I would expect.”

The premier group for retired agents, the Former Agents U.S. Secret Service, or UFAUSS, moved swiftly this week to expel O’Grady from the ranks of associate members – a move viewed as a strong rebuke to both O’Grady and the way the Secret Service has handled the issue.

This is a breaking report and there will no doubt be updates as we learn more.

Update: It turns out that Clemons may have over-reacted.  Our own TK Whiteman posted this morning that those reports were not correct.  More on that here.

H/T: Gateway Pundit


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