Something has been happening at the U.S. Secret Service, and it is seriously not good.
It appears that yet another scandal is about to plague them as well.
On Friday, March 17, the New York Daily News reported that a laptop computer containing highly sensitive information was taken from a Secret Service agent in Brooklyn, right out of the agent’s vehicle.
That laptop contained information regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s homebrew email server, and the classified information on that server, and even worse, the floor plans to Trump Tower in Manhattan.
It was stolen Thursday morning, and LEO agencies are searching frantically for it but have yet to find this important computer. Other items have been recovered, but the laptop is still MIA.
The thief stepped out of a car, possibly an Uber, on a street in Bath Beach and stole the laptop from the agent’s vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of her home.
He was then seen on video walking away from the scene with a backpack.
The agent reported the laptop contained floor plans for Trump Tower, evacuation protocols and information regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The agent also told investigators that while nothing about the White House or foreign leaders is stored on the laptop, the information on there could compromise national security.
The thief also took “sensitive” documents and the agent’s access keycard, though the level of the agent’s access wasn’t immediately clear.
Great… A laptop with highly sensitive information was left in a vehicle. The Daily News did not say either way, but I would not be surprised if the car was unlocked, enabling the thief to easily access whatever was inside.
Especially the information relating to the floor plan of Trump Tower could be very dangerous to national security. If such information gets into the wrong hands, who knows what kinds of attacks could be planned.
Hopefully the Secret Service gets their act together, fast. The days of scandals and incompetence need to come to an end, now.