More details about the Secret Service bribery scandal are coming to light.
Apparently one of Brandon’s Secret Service Agents was involved in a bribery scheme that included two men posing as DHS agents.
As previously reported, federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged two men with posing as DHS agents, giving expensive gifts to Secret Service Agents.
A dozen FBI agents busted down the door of a luxury apartment in DC and arrested Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 36 on Wednesday night.
Taherzadeh and Ali gave free apartments, iPhones, surveillance systems, drones and other tools to the Secret Service Agents.
Four Secret Service officers – including one assigned to protect the First Lady, were placed on leave as the feds investigate.
Haider Ali told witnesses he was connected to Pakistani intelligence.
“Both U.S. citizens accused of the bribery hold passports with visas to Iran and Pakistan.” RealClearPolitics reported.
One of the Secret Service Agents caught up in this bribery scandal was assigned to Brandon’s detail.
More details are emerging about the four Secret Service employees entangled in an alleged bribery scheme carried out by two men accused of masquerading as Department of Homeland Security law enforcement agents.
RealClearPolitics has learned that another Secret Service special agent involved in the alleged bribery is assigned to President Brandon’s detail, those agents who accompany the president nearly everywhere he goes and stand by his side during the most sensitive of discussions and private moments. A second Uniformed Division officer caught up in the bizarre scheme was assigned to protect Vice President Harris’s residence, according to sources familiar with the matter.
All four have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation takes place. RCP is not releasing their names because of privacy concerns. Usually, the Inspection Division and the Office of Professional Responsibility handle investigations into possible employee misconduct. U.S. Secret Service leaders decided that the bizarre and serious nature of the allegations requires a more specialized approach.
The agency’s “Insider Threat Division” is leading the investigation into whether the employees allowed themselves to be bribed, whether they knowingly took part in the possible scheme, and whether espionage was involved.