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Secret Service Agent Recalls Kindness of George H.W. Bush While Protecting the Former President

Secret Service Agent Jim Napolitano with then-President George Bush

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

As a Secret Service agent, Jim Napolitano spent a lot of time protecting President George H.W. Bush and his family.

“We were there looking for anything that could be a possible problem,” Napolitano told Click2Houston.com

Napolitano remembers getting struck by a golf ball to shield First Lady Barbara Bush during a golf tournament. And he recalls the tense time he was with Bush when the former president was aboard a 747 jet with a hole in the wing.

From his time traveling to the country with Bush, Napolitano remembers what he described as Bush’s constant kindness.

“He taught a lot of people by his actions how to treat others,” Napolitano said. “At the Houstonian, I saw him treat everyone from the maintenance guys to the gardeners to the head of the hotel all the same. He was always very gracious and kind to everyone.”

Bomb Found at Home of Hillary And Bill Clinton After Soros Also Was Targeted

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the discovery of a bomb sent to Hillary and Bill Clinton’s suburban New York home early Wednesday morning.

A U.S. official told the Associated Press that the suspicious package was a “functional explosive device.” 

Police in New Castle, N.Y., said they are helping federal authorities in “the investigation of a suspicious package.”

The discovery comes two days after an explosive device was found in a mailbox at the home of George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who often is the subject of right-wing conspiracy theories.

How the Secret Service Foiled an ISIS Plot to Assassinate Trump

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

Secret Service agents foiled an ISIS plot by ISIS to assassinate President Trump while he was in the Philippines last year.

The botched assassination attempt was in November 2017, when Trump was in Manila for a summit and met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

The National Geographic disclosed the assassination attempt for the first time during its television special Sunday about the Secret Service, United States Secret Service: On the Front Line.

According to the report, threats had been made on Twitter, and a series of ISIS videos threatened the president with an ambush.

While in Manila, Secret Service agents discovered and apprehended a jihadi hiding out and waiting for an “associate” just blocks from the hotel where the president was staying.

Actors Flip Remarks About Trump Triggers Secret Service Probe

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Making flip remarks about the president isn’t always so wise.

The Secret Service is looking into a remark made by veteran TV star Carole Cooke as she exited a West Hollywood restaurant Sunday night, TMZ reports.

TMZ photographer asked her what she thought about President Donald Trump and she remarked that it would be a good idea for someone to “John Wilkes Booth” President Trump.

When she was asked if  she meant Trump should be assassinated she responded, “Why not?”

FBI Investigating Border Patrol-Involved Shooting That Killed Woman

KGNS captured video of the aftermath of the shooting.

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating an alleged Border Patrol-involved shooting in Rio Bravo, Texas that left one woman dead.

The agency confirmed to KGNS a Border Patrol agent used a service weapon Wednesday after agents said they were attacked with blunt objects while investigating possible illegal activity. 

At least one round was fired at the suspects, killing 20-year-old Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez from Guatemala

One of the men detained in video captured by Texas resident.

In a Facebook live video, a woman named Martha V. Martinez is heard accusing agents of shooting and killing a woman while two men were detained near her home. 

The Texas Rangers also are investigating.

GoFundMe Campaign Raises More than $300,000 for Family of Secret Service Agent Who Died on Duty

Nole Remagen and family (GoFundMe photo)

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A GoFundMe page created a week ago for the family of Secret Service agent Nole Remagen, who died at age 42 while on a protection detail for the president’s trip to Ireland, has raised more than $300,000 so far.

The page, set up by a co-worker of Remagen, originally set a goal of $150,000. The new goal as of Monday, was $350,000.

As of late Monday morning, the fund had raised more than $339,000.

The co-worker, David Cruea, who created the site, wrote:

During  my time living in the Washington DC area I have worked with Nole multiple times throughout his career and almost daily with his father for numerous years. I have set up and organized this campaign with the hope the funds collected through this platform help to ease the burden that surely is ahead for Nole’s wife, two young children and the entire Remagen family.

All money raised through this campaign has been set up for Nole’s wife to have exclusive and direct access to all funds collected.

This is the only official fundraising site for Nole E. Remagen and his family. All other fund raising platforms or campaigns should be verified prior to contributing.

To donate click here.

Secret Service Notified of Peter Fonda’s Angry Quote That

Peter Fonda (Twitter photo)

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The U.S. Secret Service has been alerted about a tweet by actor Peter Fonda, who said President Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump,  should be separated from his mother and put “in a cage with pedophiles,” CNN reports.

“We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will will stand up against the giant a–hole she is married to. 90 million people in the streets on the same weekend in the country. F—,” Fonda wrote in a tweet, which has since been deleted.
First lady Melania Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, called the tweet “sick and irresponsible,” and said the Secret Service has been notified. A Secret Service spokesman said the agency is aware of the tweet but declined to comment, citing the agency’s practice of not speaking about protective matters, CNN reports.
Fonda has been angry about the way immigrant children have been separated from their parents.

Ex-Secret Service Agent Answers Question: Is Barack Obama A Nice Guy?

Jason Wells (Linkedin photo)

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

While working a detail, Secret Service agents act professionally. But internally, they have opinions of the people they protect.

Jason Wells, a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, knows a thing or two about the Obamas. He is a former U.S. Secret Service agent who worked a detail protecting the Obama family, and answers the question about the family in a story posted on the website, VT, a news and entertainment outlet:

“With that stated…. Senator Obama, Mrs. Obama and their two daughters were always extremely cordial and appreciative for everything that we provided them.”

“They were engaging with us, asking us about our families and making sure that we were provided for. On numerous occasions, Mr. Obama would ask me how my wife was doing (she was pregnant with our first child), and wished her the best.

Wells Linkedin page says this:

Provided physical protection to senior executive leadership of the United States of America including President Obama, Former Presidents Carter, Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and families, Vice President Biden and family, Former Vice President Cheney and family; as well as security for foreign dignitaries hosted in the United States (including Prime Minister Tony Blair). Provided physical protection to US leadership and dignitaries during international assignments, liaising with foreign security details to ensure that security protocols were in compliance with international regulations