Report: Secret Service agents removed from Obama detail
Two Secret Service agents were moved off President Obama’s detail after it was revealed they sent sexually suggestive emails to a female colleague, according to The Washington Post on Wednesday night.
An unrelated investigation into one of the officers, Ignacio Zamora Jr., who accidentally left behind a bullet in a woman’s hotel room, unearthed the emails. The follow-up investigation found that Timothy Barraclough also sent suggestive emails, according to the report.
While off duty in May, Zamora met a woman at the Hay-Adams hotel and went back to her room.
According to the Post, he removed the ammunition from his handgun, accidentally leaving behind one bullet. The female did not let him back in when Zamora went back to the room to retrieve the bullet.
According to a report in The New York Times, Zamora was asked to leave the room after the woman realized he was armed. She asked him to leave, and he did not try to reenter the room.
Zamora, who worked as a supervisor, has not yet been formally disciplined, according to the Times.
The Times reported that Secret Service agents often disarm their weapons during times when there is no threat.
The news comes as the Homeland Security Department is slated to soon release an inspector general report after Secret Service members on the president’s advance team were accused of hiring prostitutes on a trip to Colombia last year