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Arroyo: Every American should be concerned about suspected Fed impersonators


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Raymond Arroyo explored how two men allegedly posed as Department of Homeland Security officers to compromise and “groom” members of the Secret Service Friday on “The Ingraham Angle.”

RAYMOND ARROYO: I want to start tonight with Homeland Insecurity. There is a disturbing story from Washington, DC that should concern all Americans this Good Friday. I want to introduce two men you probably haven’t heard much about: Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali.

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Both men were arrested by the government after they falsely posed as Department of Homeland Security agents. They allegedly used their fake credentials to compromise and groom at least four Secret Service agents. According to prosecutors, two of these officers are in uniform.

A view of The Crossing building in the Navy Yard area). (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At least one of the compromised officers worked on the first lady’s security department. Others worked at the vice president’s residence and the White House. There was also a real one. Department of Homeland Security agent involved. Now the FBI has stormed Taherzadeh and Ali’s luxury apartment complex at the Navy Yard in DC, where they held leases on five separate apartments, including a penthouse.

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Now here’s where things get interesting. Stay with me — the government claims the fake duo gained access to real federal agents by offering them freebies, including rent-free living in two of their over $40,000-a-year apartments. They also offered weapons to officers and gave them electronic devices.

No matter what happens here, the case invites serious questions about the safety of our law enforcement and the safety of the White House, and the president and the vulnerability of our national security.

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