CBS has reported that the Secret Service has already started an investigation of Kerry O’Grady, who said she would let President Trump die before she would take a bullet for him. She blames that FB post on the pussy tape release. That doesn’t explain why kept on posting negatively on Trump.
A statement by the Secret Service says in part:
(We) are aware of the postings and the agency is taking quick and appropriate action.”
“All Secret Service agents and employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct,” the agency said in a statement. “Any allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and swiftly investigated.”
“All Secret Service agents and employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. Any allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and swiftly investigated.”
O’Grady also violated the Hatch Act, which prevents most government employees from engaging in politics openly. That is a law she violated on many occasions. Should the Secret Service let her off the hook, the Department of Justice can still prosecute her.
The agency could just punish her with a suspension and/or demotion in rank, and then assign her to other tasks than personal protection. However, O’Grady could have asked for those kind of assignments herself if she felt uncomfortable in providing protection to a certain individual, which is what she should have done rather than shoot her mouth off on line. That lack of judgment is certainly going to be weighed in determining how to handle O’Grady, as is the fact that she’d dragged the Secret Service into yet another embarrassing political controversy.
On the other hand, the Secret Service could just give her what she wants and assign her to Hillary Clinton’s detail, since she’ll have official protection for the rest of her life as part of the security for former president Bill Clinton. According to at least one former Secret Service agent, that might be punishment enough. Be careful what you wish for …