Secret Service agents are investigating a “suspicious package” left on White House grounds Tuesday morning. The White House lawn was cleared as a precaution after a man reportedly came to the gates and announced that “he had a bomb.”
From Daily Mail:
Secret Service agents cleared the White House’s North Lawn Tuesday morning while the president was home after a man reportedly said he had a bomb. Reporters were locked into the White House press room and the North Lawn was cleared so snipers could search the area.
Trey Yingst, a reporter for One America News Network, tweeted that a Secret Service agent told him that a man who approached the White House and claimed to have a bomb. That man was reportedly arrested and Secret Service learned he had a warrant out for his arrest.
This marks the fifth time in two weeks that the White House has been threatened. Just a week ago, a female intruder attempted to jump the fence but got hung up by her own shoelaces. Another man was able to successfully scale the fence and walked the White House grounds for nearly 16 minutes before he was discovered.
The repeated intrusions have called into question the…
Competence of Secret Service
The Secret Service has been involved in a series of public relations nightmares since President Trump took office. Most recently, officials were investigating two agents who allegedly took selfies with Trump’s sleeping 8-year old grandson. Another agent, Kerry O’Grady, was reassigned after saying she wouldn’t “take a bullet” for the president.
Speculation has been steadily increasing that the Secret Service is not taking their job seriously when it comes to protecting the president. Former agent, Dan Bongino, who worked on Bush and Obama’s detail, told Fox News that Trump was “no longer safe in the White House.”
“The Secret Service cannot even keep one person off the grounds – what will they do if 40 terrorists charge the White House?” he asked. “And believe me the terrorists are already thinking about that.