Despite numerous threats directed at RFK Jr., the Biden administration refuses to provide Secret Service Protection

On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, was shot and killed by an assassin’s bullet at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Now, 55 years later, his son…Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is likewise a candidate for president. And the Biden administration seems to be ignoring the past and is doomed to repeat it.

 However, in a case of pure political vengeance, the Secret Service, under the Biden administration, is refusing to provide Secret Service protection to Kennedy. Bear in mind that Biden’s crackhead son…Hunter Biden…gets Secret Service protection.

Now, an expose from Judicial Watch exposes the Biden administration for what it is…a petty, low, and vengeance-seeking clown show. This, with numerous documented threats against Mr. Kennedy.

Information received by Judicial Watch after filing a July 28, 2023, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records of Secret Service personnel shows that despite a number of credible death threats against Kennedy, he was denied Secret Service protection.

This is even more egregious considering the history of the Kennedy family, with both his father and uncle, President John F. Kennedy, killed by assassin’s bullets.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sought records and communications from Secret Service Director Kimberly A. Cheatle, Deputy Director Ronald L. Rowe, Jr., Chief Operating Officer Cynthia Sjoberg Radway, and Assistant Director, Office of Protective Operations, Michael Plati.

On July 28, 2023, Kennedy posted to “X”: “Since the assassination of my father in 1968, candidates for president are provided Secret Service protection. But not me.”

At the end of September, Kennedy again requested Secret Service protection after an armed man impersonating a police officer appeared on the campaign trail. Failure to provide Kennedy protection is an egregious dereliction of duty by the Biden administration.

Among the records received by Judicial Watch was a Secret Service “Protective Intelligence and Assessment” that showed many threats to Kennedy, who is currently running as a Democrat but has signaled an intention to launch a third-party bid. Those threats include:

On April 23, 2023, a known subject [Redacted]submitted an inappropriate comment on the White House website addressed to President Biden. [Redacted] stated, “Born to a political family, is twelfth cousin—Robert Kennedy—announces their candidacy to succeed Joseph Biden for ‘President of the United States.’ There’s no way you’d…assassinate former president Donald Trump. ‘Go get ‘ern, kiddo!” No further USSS investigation was conducted.

[Redacted]
A known subject [Redacted] mailed a nonsensical letter to the hotel where Kennedy held his presidential campaign announcement event [redacted] warned a “madman” may commit a “serious terrorist act” and wanted to discuss his sins with Kennedy. [Redacted] is of record with the USSS [Secret Service] since March 2023 after he sent a nonsensical letter to President Biden with similar rhetoric. The USSS investigation is complete.

A known subject [Redacted] sent materials to Kennedy’s residence. One letter contained a 32-page manifesto in which [Redacted] made nonsensical religious references and described himself as a “commissioned messenger of God.”

A known subject [Redacted] sent inappropriate communications to Kennedy. The subject believed Kennedy was spying on him, paying people to follow him, and was responsible for vandalism against him. The subject state[d], “your behavior has complete [sic] freaked me out. Focus on your damn campaign and leave me the hell alone.”

The assessment goes on:

Many comments suggested that, for no other reason than that he is a Kennedy, he would be at risk of assassination. In May 2023, Kennedy received increased media attention after accusing the CIA of involvement in the assassination of his uncle. Kennedy has advocated for the release of the individual currently imprisoned for assassinating his father, Sirhan Sirhan because he believes a CIA contractor was responsible for his death.

Kennedy has received both support and criticism for his stance on vaccines and has been described as an anti-vaccine activist.

The documents provided to Judicial Watch included an email chain with the subject line “RFK Jr Says Biden Administration Denied Him Secret Service Protection—The Messenger,” Secret Service officials discuss news articles in which Kennedy makes a case for protection.

Afterward, an official in the Office of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs, whose name was redacted, responded: “Request for protection to DHS dated 5/26; Response by Congressional Advisory Board 7/11; Passed to DHS front office on 7/14.”

Then, the deputy special agent in charge, whose name was also redacted, added:

[T]he following language was key to the recommendation and subsequent decision.
“Protection under the guidelines should only be granted within one year prior to the general election. Protection more than one year prior to the general election should only be granted in extraordinary, case-by-case circumstances in consultation with the committee, based on threat assessment and other factors.”

Speaking for Judicial Watch, President Tom Fitton slammed the Biden administration and Secret Service for failing to protect Mr. Kennedy, who common sense would dictate would seem to be a target.

“The Biden administration’s refusal to provide Secret Service protection to Mr. Kennedy is dangerous and vindictive,” Fitton said. “These FOIA requests and our new lawsuit aim to get the full truth on why Mr. Kennedy’s life is being put at unnecessary risk by the Biden administration.”

Indeed, America wants to know.


 
For corrections or revisions, click here.
The opinions reflected in this article are not necessarily the opinions of LET
Sign in to comment

Comments

Powered by StructureCMS™ Comments

Get latest news delivered daily!

We will send you breaking news right to your inbox

© 2024 Law Enforcement Today, Privacy Policy