PAT BATEMAN – The question everyone has been asking, whether or not the Trump administration has plans of continuing the investigation into Hillary Clinton and her criminal mishandling of email accounts may have just gotten an answer. It would seem that the odds of this happening are much, much, much lower now that the evidence has been stolen.
ABC News is just reporting:
[A] laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, details on the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in New York City on Thursday.
Allen West is Reporting: The laptop was stolen from the agent’s vehicle parked in the driveway of her home in Brooklyn. The information available thus far suggests that the thief in question stepped out of a car (potentially contracted to Uber, according to the NY Daily News), on a street in Bath Beach, before stealing the laptop from the vehicle. A man was spotted on camera fleeing the scene of the crime wearing a backpack.
In addition to the computer, a number of other items stolen include “several coins and a black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it, sensitive documents, and the agent’s access key-card.”
The bag and coins have been recovered, but the laptop and sensitive documents are still missing (presumably, that’s what the thief was actually after).
In addition to the information on Hillary Clinton, and floor plans for Trump Tower, the laptop also included information on evacuation protocols from the Tower.
Quoting from the New York Daily News piece:
“The Secret Service is very heavily involved and, citing national security, there’s very little we have on our side,” a police source said. “It’s a very big deal.”
“There’s data on there that’s highly sensitive,” the police source added. “They’re scrambling like mad.”
This reeks of an inside job to me. Someone just have known what detail this agent was on, where she was, where she lived and what was on her laptop. There is little question that this theft wad focussed on the laptop and the laptop only seeing at the theif left behind other items of value that were in the black bag where the laptop was kept.
Is it the height of irony that the laptop was stolen, and with it all the information on Hillary’s crimes stemming from her failure to observe security protocol, or is it something more sinister?
It sure sounds like an inside job as far as the theft go, I just hope the agent from whom the laptop was stolen was not in on the operation.