by Sharon Rondeau
A former New York City police officer, Bongino was accepted into the Secret Service in 1999 and served on the elite Presidential Protective Division during the latter George W. Bush years, continuing to serve as one of Obama’s bodyguards in his first term.
Bongino later resigned and ran for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, then for a U.S. House of Representative seat, both unsuccessfully. He then relocated with his family to Florida and unsuccessfully sought a congressional seat there in 2016.
He now hosts a radio show, “The Renegade Republican,” and is affiliated with the “Conservative Review” website.
Following his first tweet, Bongino then wrote:
To date, Bongino has said very little about specifics of his position at the Secret Service. However, he has suggested that corruption in Washington, DC is worse than most Americans know and is author of the book “Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All” published in late 2013 and “The Fight: A Secret Service Agent’s Inside Account of Security Failings.”
Bongino is a contributor to CNN and Fox News.