Thursday, June 7, 2018

National Security Council contractor arrested outside White House on attempted murder charge

The following article appeared in the Washington Times on June 5th

By Victor Morton

A man with a White House pass was arrested outside the presidential home on a charge of attempted murder — reportedly weeks after the warrant was issued.
Edwards being arrested on White House property

Martese Maurice Edwards, 29, had been working as a contractor for the National Security Council in the Old Executive Office Building. According to NBC News, he had a White House pass.

According to a Secret Service statement, the Suitland, Maryland, man was arrested when he reported for work Tuesday, one day after the Service learned of the warrant.

“On June 5, 2018, Edwards was promptly arrested by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers at a checkpoint outside of the White House complex when he was reporting to work as a contractor. Edwards was transported to MPD Second District for processing,” a Secret Service spokesperson told The Washington Times.

Mr. Edwards is accused of first-degree attempted murder.

While details on that charge were not made public by the White House, there was no immediate indication that Mr. Edwards is suspected of trying to kill someone at the White House, or that the charge is directly related to politics or his job.

Ed. “The White House National Security Council (NSC) is the principal forum used by the President of the United States for consideration of national security, military matters, and foreign policy matters with senior national security advisors and Cabinet officials and is part of the executive office of the president of the United States. Since its inception under Harry S. Truman, the function of the Council has been to advise and assist the president on national security and foreign policies.” (Wikipedia)

Edwards is a contractor, not a member of the Council.


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