The Secret Service might need a new name. According to the policy website InsideSources, an unnamed Secret Service agent shared several campaign itineraries, detailing the movements and whereabouts of President Obama, with campaign staff of Republican nominee Mitt Romney in late 2012.
In one particular incident at a bar 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 providing details of President Obama’s schedule. The information included times and locations of the President’s events in the final days of the election. The President’s campaign would not release these details of the President’s schedule publicly until several days later.
The author of the report, Shawn McCoy, is a former Romney campaign staffer, and says that the leaked itinerary “was not widely circulated within the [Romney] campaign” and “did not impact the campaign’s strategy.” He also points out that the agent was married when he “made advances towards a Romney campaign staff member.”