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Secret Service Removes Agent Who Didn’t Want to Take ‘a Bullet’ for Trump

Sunday, March 19, 2017 19:33
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The Secret Service will permanently remove a top special agent from her position after an investigation into her Facebook comments that she would rather not defend President Trump or take a bullet from him, but some agents are concerned she will simply be transferred to another government job.

About two weeks ago, the Secret Service placed the agent’s prior post — the special agent in charge of the Denver District, the top job in that office — on a list of agency openings, according to two Secret Service sources.

Kerry O’Grady, the agent in question, is on administrative leave amid an internal Secret Service investigation into her Facebook comments about Trump.

Current and former Secret Service agents and officers are worried that top officials at the agency are working to shield O’Grady from being fired. They are worried that she will be transferred to another division of the Homeland Security Department and allowed to serve out her time until she can retire with a pension as the agency has done with other officials in the public crosshairs.

In February 2015, Secret Service Deputy Director Alvin “A.T.” Smith was forced to resign when the agency was under pressure from Congress after a string of security lapses. He was allowed to transfer to another position in DHS, according to an email that praised his 29 years of service to the agency sent to all staff.

Agents and officers are also questioning whether the agency’s top brass tried to insulate O’Grady from any punishment. The Secret Service knew about O’Grady’s Facebook comments in October when a whistleblower contacted the agency to notify it, sources told the Washington Examiner. But the agency did not launch an investigation until the Examiner reported on the controversial Facebook comments.

Roughly a month before Election Day in early October, O’Grady wrote that she would rather face “jail time” than take “a bullet” for Trump because she considered him a “disaster” for the country, especially as it relates to women and children. The post was written on her personal Facebook page late on a Sunday night.

In addition to other anti-Trump posts, on Inauguration Day, she updated her profile picture to an artist’s rendering of Princess Leia with the words, “A woman’s place is in the resistance.”

“The resistance” has become a moniker for those opposing Trump’s presidency.

In an interview and subsequent statements, she repeatedly told the Washington Examiner that the Facebook comments would not impact her ability to do her job and protect Trump.

Secret Service employees are among those federal employees subject to enhanced Hatch Act restrictions, including these two rules:

  • May not post a comment to a blog or a social media site that advocates for or against a partisan political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group.
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  • May not use any email account or social media to distribute, send or forward content that advocates for or against a partisan political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group.


Source: http://ppsimmons.blogspot.com/2017/03/breaking-secret-service-removes-agent.html

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  • desertspeaks

    If she was SOOOO adamant, why didn’t she just quit? Anyone else would have, but being a sjw, she wanted ATTENTION! There is no other reason for her to spout her bs and then WAIT TO BE REMOVED!

  • ElOregonian

    Maybe she can claim a medical condition “DTDS” (Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome). I believe it is a serious condition to all the bleeding heart Progressive Libtards. Very agressive form on Mad Wow Decease!

  • Redlist Renegade

    She CLEARLY violated the Hatch act , over stepped her bounds and broke the law and she SHOULDN’T be allowed to transfer ANYWHERE else in the federal government OR collect even a portion of her federal pension PERIOD !!!

  • Boo

    Truly, if she wasn’t anything more than an opportunist, she would have resigned. But opportunists have a Wiesel like quality to them, and to prove the point we have to fire her since her moral code of convenience is embedded in weakness.

  • Ted

    LGBT people are one issue People.

    I doubt it’s about “Women and Children”. How would having Men with Penises unchallengeable in the Women’s Restrooms help Women with 1 in 3 already raped?

    How would having Swedish Rape by Religious Zealots brought to America help Women?

    How would getting rid of Gender for Third Graders help Children?

    This Agent must be Gay.

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