Secret Service agents face investigation over conduct while protecting Trump grandchild

Posted at 3:51 PM, Mar 16, 2017

Two Secret Service agents are facing an internal investigation over their alleged conduct last week while they protected a grandchild of President Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter tell CNN.

The actions of the two agents, who are assigned to the protective detail for the children of Donald Trump Jr., are being reviewed by the internal affairs division of the Secret Service. The questions involve photographs the agents may have been taken of one of the children while being driven around New York on Sunday.

The agents allegedly took a picture of a child sleeping in the Secret Service vehicle, according to people familiar with the matter. Neither of the boy’s parents, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, were present at the time, but after learning about it, they voiced concern and raised questions with the agents’ supervisors.

The two agents were questioned on Monday, CNN has learned, and the matter is being reviewed internally by the Secret Service.

Catherine Milhoan, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service, cautioned against drawing any “conclusions that may grossly mischaracterize the matter.”

“The U.S. Secret Service is aware of a matter involving two of our agents and one of our protectees,” Milhoan said in a statement to CNN. “Our Office of Professional Responsibility will always thoroughly review a matter to determine the facts and to ensure proper, long-standing protocols and procedures are followed.”

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, has five children, all of whom receive Secret Service protection, as do most of the family’s children and grandchildren.

Trump Jr. did not respond to requests for comment.