Secret Service Agents Reportedly In Trouble For Taking Selfies With Trump's Sleeping Grandson

Secret Service Agents Reportedly In Trouble For Taking Selfies With Trump's Sleeping Grandson
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This might be the weirdest scandal to rock the White House yet — and that's saying a lot.

Two Secret Service agents who were assigned to protect Donald Trump III, the president's grandson, are being investigated for allegedly taking selfies with the 8-year-old as he slept, a source familiar with the situation told Mother Jones

The incident reportedly happened last weekend as the two agents were driving the young Trump from the family's estate in Westchester County, New York, to Manhattan. 

The insider told Mother Jones that Trump was sleeping in the vehicle when the agents started to take selfies with him. The boy woke up in the middle of the incident, and was apparently so "freaked out" that he told his mother, Vanessa, about it, who then passed word on to the boy's father, Donald Trump, Jr.

The source emphasized that the agents aren't being investigated for criminal behavior, but rather abandoning their post while being charged with protecting the boy.

Two other sources told Mother Jones that this is being considered an isolated incident that doesn't reflect any underlying issues between the Trumps and the Secret Service. 

In a statement, a spokesman for the agency confirmed the existence of the investigation, but declined to elaborate.

"The U.S. Secret Service is aware of a matter involving two of our agents and one of our protectees," he said. "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. The Secret Service would caution individuals to not jump to conclusions that may grossly mischaracterize the matter."

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