The Secret Service is scrambling to find a laptop that was reportedly stolen which contains Trump Tower floor plans, details about the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and a host of other sensitive information that poses a threat to national security.
The New York Daily News reported that the laptop was swiped on Thursday morning from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in Brooklyn that was parked in the driveway of her home, according to police sources.
The report states the thief stepped out of a car—possibly contracted to Uber—on a street in Bath Beach and stole the laptop from the agent’s vehicle. A man was then seen on video fleeing the scene with a backpack.
In addition to the computer, other items were reported as stolen, including “several coins and a black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it, “sensitive documents,” and the agent’s access keycard, sources told reporters.
The agent claims the laptop contained floor plans for Trump Tower and evacuation protocols, as well as information pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation. She added that while the computer did not have information stored on it that relates to the White House or foreign leaders, it could still compromise national security.
Authorities have not been able to retrieve the computer as of yet, but they expect to quickly identify the suspect from video surveillance. Reports also claim that the computer is encrypted and authorities are able to wipe the hard drive remotely if necessary.
Police have issued this statement to the public regarding the incident:
“The Secret Service is very heavily involved and, citing national security, there’s very little we have on our side,” a police source told the Daily News. “It’s a very big deal.”
“There’s data on there that’s highly sensitive. … They’re scrambling like mad,” the police source added.
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