Is Trump Secure in the White House?
A former Secret Service Agent, Dan Bongino, states that the President – no matter who it happens to be – is not secure in the White House as Security levels now stand.
On Friday night at around 11:38 p.m., a man carrying a backpack jumped the White House fence and was arrested at the south entrance. The man, who was not named, had a California driver’s license and said he was there to “see the President.” The south entrance is the residence entrance. The backpack was searched and contained no hazardous items.
Update: Fox reports that the man was identified as Jonathan Tuan Tran, 26, of Milpitas, Calif. He was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon (two cans of mace) in his pocket.
Dan Bongino was a trainer at the Secret Service Academy, and a Secret Service agent under both President Bush and Obama. His assessment of security at the White House is reveals abysmal security issues.
In a Breitbart interview with Aaron Klein, he made a chilling statement:
“If one guy with a backpack and Omar Gonzales with a bad knee could get near the residence of the White House, can you tell me with a straight face that a forty-man tactical assault team with heavy weapons wouldn’t take that place down?”
Omar Gonzales had 800 rounds of ammo in his car, and managed to get all the way inside the residence of the White House before being arrested back in 2014. Here are Bongino’s statements, as reported by Breitbart:
Problem number one:
They have had a brain drain of catastrophic portions in the Secret Service. They lost some of the best agents. If this wasn’t a public radio show that people could hear, I could tell you the names of ten or twenty top-notch, tier one guys who left the president’s detail just in the last 5 years who I still communicate with… They have had an even worse brain drain in the uniformed division side. They are responsible for the perimeter of the White House.
…You can’t run a security agency without security officers who know what they’re doing. You just can’t.
Problem number two:
The management of the Secret Service right now is grossly unprepared for the evolving threats. Grossly. They say they are but they have no political will because a lot of them are out there – not all – but a lot are looking for their next consulting job. They are just praying that nothing happens on their next watch. They don’t want to be the ones to go on Capitol Hill to say this whole security plan around the White House needs to be fixed.
Problem number three:
They are way too concerned right now, the management, with the optics of White House security. That we can’t make this look like an armed camp. The prior staff didn’t like that. There other entities around the White House that want to preserve the historic look of it. But do you want a secure White House grounds or do you want it to look pretty?
The Secret Service under Barack Obama was wracked with scandals. The security is outdated, and agents are not prepared. Many of the good agents bailed.
We even had one female agent who recently made the news by saying she would not defend President Trump. you can read that here:
Bongino is right. Terrorists watch the news too.
“Do you think that what happened today is not being beamed into every terrorists’ head, going, ‘Look at this fellows.’ I am sounding the alarm hoping and praying with fingers crossed that somebody wakes up and finally does what needs to be done.”
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