REPORT: Former Trump official’s car used in DC homicide

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EXCLUSIVE — On Dec. 11, 2022, while receiving full-time protection from the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service in regard to threats from Iran, a former Trump administration official had two personal vehicles stolen from the driveway of his northern Virginia home.

Brian Hook, formerly the State Department’s special representative for Iran, was in his residence while the thefts occurred. Three weeks later, one of those vehicles was used in a Jan. 3 rush-hour shooting in the Brightwood area of northern Washington, D.C. Two adults and an 8-year-old child were wounded in the shooting. One adult male was killed. The association between the car theft and the shooting has not previously been reported.

The Diplomatic Security Service is a federal law enforcement agency that investigates certain crimes such as visa and passport fraud. It also supervises the security of U.S. embassies abroad and provides personal protection for the U.S. secretary of state, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, visiting foreign dignitaries other than heads of state, and certain U.S. diplomats. In response to multiple Iranian assassination plots, however, the Diplomatic Security Service and the Secret Service have provided and continue to provide protective details for a number of former Trump administration officials. The Diplomatic Security Service retains protective details for Hook and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The active threats go back to January 2020. After the U.S. assassinated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed his desire for revenge.

Considering these active threats, “the car thefts at Hook’s Fairfax County home are regarded by federal law enforcement officials as a major security failure,” the Washington Examiner reports.

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  1. More hit stories to tarnish Trump’s image. If there wasn’t so much lawlessness being condoned by the left in this country, this would most likely have never happened.

  2. Yeah…Dml….and I had an distant cousin that had a car that was involved on a crime. BIG F**kin Deal! Stop with the anti Trump garbage!!!! DeSantis will NOT be the winner in this race…not even close!!! Trump 2024 !!!!

  3. What a stupid article??!! First off “a security failure.” What is this person supposed to do, chain his cars to the grounf!!!” If you didn’t have a stupid pokicy about protecting criminals maybe this wouldn’t have happened!!!! How about that? I wasted time reading it and lost brain cells!


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