Incredibly, unbelievably, a United States Secret Service Agent reportedly drove to her home in Brooklyn, left her car in an open parking garage and abandoned a laptop inside the vehicle. Video surveillance cameras captured images of someone arriving on the scene in an unidentified car (which departed without the “someone”), taking items from within the Secret Service car, and walking away.
Take a deep breath.
The agent’s laptop computer is missing. One news source initially identified her as Marie Aligieri. Today there’s nothing in my search online to be found about who she is. She is “unidentified.”
It’s another major problem for the guardians of the President’s life – and for the President. President Trump has already had his phone calls to heads of foreign states tapped and verbatim transcripts released.
Today the DailyMail.co.uk reports that there are schematic diagrams of Trump Tower, among other “sensitive” pieces of information, contained within the files of that missing computer. Oh, and I almost forgot, there’s some mention of files related to Hillary Clinton’s email investigation among the missing data.
Wait a minute.
Q: What would a Secret Service Agent be doing with computerized information from an FBI investigation involving Hillary Clinton?
A: I have no idea.
Q: How or why would a Secret Service Agent leave a computer like that in a parked car?
A: Negligence? Stupidity? Intoxication? Distraction? Or something far worse?
Q: How, out of all the unoccupied vehicles in a parking garage, would a “thief” know precisely which one to choose for the car burglary wherein he or she could snag an abandoned computer like this one?
A: It was pure luck? Someone tipped him off about which car to hit and what would be in it?
There is no way to know yet what’s at the bottom of this scenario. I’m very uneasy about Mr. Trump’s safety. If Snoop Doggy Dog’s most recent video isn’t a threat on the President’s life, I don’t know what is.
During last night’s telephone discussion about this latest Secret Service disaster, my friend Jed West used the word Shakespearean to describe what’s going on around our President.
Julius Caesar comes to mind.