Two automobiles were apparently taken from the house of former Trump administration employee Brian Hook in northern Virginia last year, with one of them being used in a fatal shooting.
Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran under Trump, was receiving round-the-clock protection from the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service —because of Iranian threats — at the time of the thefts, the Washington Examiner reported on Friday.
The news organization was told by reliable sources that the Diplomatic Security Service didn’t find out about the theft of Hook’s vehicles until “significantly later the same day.”
Three weeks after the theft from Hook’s house on December 11, 2022, the report claims that one of the stolen vehicles was used in a shooting in Washington, DC on January 3 that left three people injured (including a kid) and left one guy dead.
A representative for the State Department told The Post that the department “does not discuss details of its protective operations due to operational and security concerns.”
The spokesperson referred The Post to “the Fairfax County Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department for further information about incidents in their jurisdictions.”
The two police departments, as well as Hook, did not return calls seeking comment.
In response to ongoing threats on Hook’s life from Iran, the Biden administration expanded the employment of Diplomatic Security Service operatives in January.
Threats were deemed “serious and credible” by the State Department in a warning to Congress.
Threats from the Iranian regime have resulted in former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also requesting government security.
In March of last year, the Associated Press reported that Pompeo and Hook’s 24-hour protection cost the State Department more than $2 million a month.
A similar shocking security breach occurred in April at the Washington, DC, home of the current national security advisor, Jake Sullivan.
According to The Washington Post, Sullivan was awakened by a man who appeared “intoxicated” and who eventually fled after being accosted by the homeowner.
Despite having a Secret Service guard on call 24/7, Sullivan’s home was broken into.
Earlier this month, a Secret Service spokesperson confirmed to The Post that the organization was looking into the incident.