WASHINGTON — A former head of the Secret Service, then-director Mark Sullivan, ordered agents away from patrolling the White House perimeter in 2011 to check on a personal friend and assistant.
Reuters reported that the agents drove to the residence of Lisa Chopey in La Plata, Maryland, about an hour-long drive from the capital city.
Chopey was possibly being harassed by a neighbor and prompted Sullivan’s decision to send agents to her residence. They were monitoring the neighbor for a period of at least two months. However, an agency spokesman, Ed Donovan, said that the agents were sent to the residence on one occasion for the July Fourth weekend in 2011.