This story is amazing from a dozen angles. Incompetence. Espionage. Terror threat.
That same day, four Secret Service agents were placed on administrative leave, including at least two on the presidential protective detail for President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden and at least one responsible for guarding Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence at One Observatory Circle at the Naval Observatory.
Two days after the email was received and responded to, the FBI, NCIS and USPIS raided five apartment units leased to Ali and Taherzadeh at Crossing DC in the Navy Yard neighborhood of southeast Washington, D.C.
Ali and Taherzadeh were arrested at a restaurant near the apartment where they were meeting with a third individual, which prosecution claims was an attorney.
During the second day of the motion for detention hearing on Monday afternoon, the lawyers for Taherzadeh and Ali claimed that their clients pose no threat to the community or of flight, despite illegally owning several firearms.
Taherzadeh’s lawyer insisted there is no risk that her defendant will obstruct justice or tamper with evidence further, claiming he only deleted law enforcement posts from social media ahead of the arrest because after the tip off he was ’embarrassed’.
Ali’s representation also claimed he was not a flight risk, as prosecutors said he was in their detention motion.
His attorney said it was ridiculous to suggest that a man with a ‘high school degree’ is a Pakistani intelligence contact.