After a rough week of low reported numbers coming out of Washington regarding enrollment in the Affordable Healthcare Act, it appears the Obama Administration is facing even more troubles. Two members of his trusted security detail are now under investigation for alleged misconduct. According to a federal law enforcement source, the two are supervisors within the Secret Service detail that protects President Barack Obama. Details of the investigation were first reported in the Washington Post on Wednesday but later picked up by CNN’s Larry King.
An incident back in May at the stylish Hay-Adams hotel near the White House led to the investigation. According to the Post, the agent accidentally left a bullet in the room of a female guest staying at the hotel whom he had met at a bar.
Upon realizing that the bullet was missing from his service revolver and might have been left at the hotel, the agent tried to regain access to the room. The White House was then contacted by the hotel staff after the agent identified himself as Secret Service. The agent is said to have demanded to be let back into the room according to the Post.
A routine search of the smartphones of the two supervisors revealed sεxually suggestive emails to a female Secret Service employee had been sent. The phones were not personal property of the agents but rather agency-issued BlackBerrys.
The Post also reported that one supervisor has been removed from his position, and the second supervisor has been reassigned. Both officers were named in the Post report as Ignacio Zamora Jr who supervises two dozen of the Secret Service’s most elite agents and supervisor Timothy Barraclough.
New rules of conduct for Secret Service agents were installed after a scandal that occurred in April 2012 during a Columbian trip that involved prostitution and drinking.
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