Two secret service agents assigned to protect Donald Trump’s grandson, Donald Trump III, are now under investigation for taking selfies with the eight-year-old boy while he was sleeping.
A source told Mother Jones that the case is under investigation, but that the agents are not suspected of criminal behavior; rather, they are being investigated for “abandoning their post” while charged with protecting Trump’s grandson.
The incident took place last weekend when the two agents assigned to protect Trump III were driving him from the Trump estate in Westchester County to Mahnattan, the magazine reported. The boy was sleeping in the car when the agents began to take selfies with him. When he woke up, he “freaked out,” and told his mother, Vanessa Trump, when they arrived.
Vanessa then told the boy’s father, Donald Trump, Jr. The issue quickly escalated to senior staff at the Secret Service and the two agents were reported back to Washington.
In a statement, a spokesman for the Secret Service confirmed that an investigation was underway.
“The US Secret Service is aware of a matter involving two of our agents and one of our protectees. Our Office of Professional Responsibility will always thoroughly review a matter to determine the facts and to ensure proper, long-standing protocols and procedures are followed. The Secret Service would caution individuals to not jump to conclusions that may grossly mischaracterize the matter.”
This new scandal comes at the same time the Secret Service is frantically trying to explain how an intruder was able to penetrate the outer perimeter of the White House grounds and get close to the entrance of the north portico of the White House.
Trump is reportedly not upset with his detail and has a good relationship with them.