With a recent report in Soldier of Fortune magazine claiming that the Secret Service knows just who brought cocaine into the White House, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino ripped into the Secret Service and FBI for their recent actions and claims.
Particularly, Bongino shredded the Secret Service’s claim that it was “not able” to “single out a person of interest” in the case of the cocaine found in the White House, telling Breitbart News in an interview that “there is simply no way” that the Secret Service could possibly still be in the dark about who the culprit is.
Beginning, he commented that based on his time in the Secret Service, Bongino noted that the overwhelming majority of the people in the Secret Service are terrific people, but also that there is a significantly non-zero percentage of people in it who are awful.
Speaking about that aspect of the group, he said, “Listen, I love the Secret Service, OK? It’s the reverse 80/20 rule. You know the 80/20 rule? Twenty-percent of the people do 80 percent of the work. My experience in the Secret Service is 80 percent of the guys are great and 20 percent, you know, not terrible, but not so much.”
Continuing, Bongino argued that the overwhelming percentage of excellent people is rare, but that those excellent people are “disgusted” by what is going on, telling Breitbart News, “You don’t really find that in any other organization. Having said that, I have to look at this objectively now. I’m on the media side now. It’s not my job to be a propagandist for anyone. I can tell you, I’ve probably received no less than 50, let’s just say, communications from retired friends of mine who are disgusted by this. There is simply no way they do not know who that person [is].”
Continuing, he added why it’s so unrealistic that the Secret Service doesn’t know who left the cocaine in the West Wing. First, he noted that it’s a relatively small space, and so there are not really hidden corners where unknown persons might have dropped it. Then, he noted that very few people probably went through there, particularly on a weekend, making it even more unlikely that there were no clues about who did it.
Speaking about the small size of the facility, Bongino said, “The East Wing, the residence side, tons of people go through there: ushers, tour groups, everything. The West Wing is tiny. It’s no bigger than a big apartment in Manhattan like a rich person would have. It’s not life you saw in the TV show the West Wing where they are walking down these expansive hallways. There’s none of that. The hallways are like maybe ten yards long — it’s a big circle.”
Then, speaking about how few people went through there an how there were almost certainly clues, at the very least, about whose it was, he said, “So on the weekends, it’s really limited. There’s probably less than 1,000 people who went through there. So you’re telling me with a straight face that a non-porous substance, a plastic baggie, where a latent print could be pulled easily, that you couldn’t find a print, and then you’re telling me you really couldn’t narrow down the suspects?”
So, he said, they have a list of people who were there and that there is no excuse for defending the Secret Service in this case, saying, “Someone brought white powder in and you have no idea who it is? I mean, come on man. You’ve got a whole readout of people. I mean, every one of those people should be interviewed — everyone. Listen, I’ve defended them when I thought they got a rough shake, not this time, man. That director needs to tighten it up.”
Then, describing why it almost certainly wasn’t three-quarters of those there, he noted that there are only about 250 people who need to be investigated, something that the government certainly has the resources to do: “So now you’re down to, realistically, 250 people. A guy or a woman had white powder in the White House. You’re interviewing every single one of those 250 people. There’s none of this ‘oh, we don’t have enough resources.’ You know, the government had enough resources for January 6. And realistically too, not to belabor the point, you could probably eliminate another 100 right away: a couple of older folks who came in and didn’t use the cubbies. You can’t interview 100 people? That’s garbage. I don’t buy it.”
And, tying it all together, Bongino got to how disturbing and problematic it is that the Secret Service can no longer be trusted, saying, “Listen man, the government is so messed up and so corrupt right now, it’s really sad. Argue all you want about the deep state being a conspiracy theory or whatever, that’s all bullsh*t. It’s real. We’ve already seen corruption in the intel community, the FBI. Are we going to find out? The answer is I don’t know….I can’t predict the future. But let me tell you this — I’m just looking in the camera and begging the Secret Service leadership now: just don’t do to America what the FBI did. I mean, that’s a respected institution, pretty much non-partisan, worthy of trust and confidence — that’s their motto, it literally says ‘worthy of trust and confidence.’ Don’t burn that agency to the ground like the FBI did. We can’t take anymore.”
Watch Bongino here:
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