DES MOINES, Iowa — A former Mitt Romney Iowa staffer claims a Secret Service agent was out drinking and tried to impress a campaign staffer by giving confidential details of President Barack Obama’s travel plans.
Shawn McCoy served as the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 2012 Iowa campaign efforts. McCoy now runs www.insidesources.com. McCoy reports about an incident leading up to the 2012 election.
He said the Secret Service agent had been coordinating security in advance of an Obama campaign stop. McCoy would only say the agent “was on the ground in a key swing state.” McCoy wouldn’t say whether that state was Iowa. He said the agent, who was married, made advances towards a Romney campaign staffer” at a bar. McCoy wouldn’t disclose the gender of those involved.
McCoy reported, “In late October 2012, the Secret Service agent, who had a number of drinks during the meeting, unprompted and in an apparent attempt to impress one of the staffers, began proving details of President Obama’s schedule.”
The agent, who was married, according to the account, released information that included times and locations of the president’s events during the final days of the campaign.
McCoy reports the agent also provided “joy rides in a Secret Service vehicle with the lights flashing.”