Dan Bongino Biography
Dan Bongino (Daniel John Bongino) is an American conservative commentator, radio show host, author, politician, and former Secret Service agent born on 4th December 1974 in New York City, New York, United States.
He is known for his staunchly of pro-Donald Trump commentary and his criticism of Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He is also a member of the Republican Party and has unsuccessfully run for Congress on three occasions.
Dan Bongino Age
Dan Bongino was born on December 4, 1974 (he is 44 years old as of 2018).
Dan Bongino Height
Dan Bongino stands at a height of 6′ 1” (1.85).
Dan Bongino Net worth
Dan Bongino earns his income from his businesses and from other related organizations. He also earns his from his work as a conservative commentator, radio show host, author, a politician. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.
Dan Bongino Wife
Dan Bongino is married to Paula Andrea Martinez who was born from Colombia. The couples were blessed with two daughters. In 2012, Bongino and his wife started a small business of which their core business concentration is a security-consulting, internet design, and development.
Dan Bongino Education
Dan Bongino attended New York City University where he graduated with a degree in bachelor of Psychology, he also got his masters from the same University. He also joined Pennsylvania State University, where he earned his Master’s of Business Administration.
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Dan Bongino Secret Service agent
Dan Bongino has served with the New York City Police Department for four years, from 1995 to 1999.
Secret Service and book release
He joined the U.S. Secret Service in 1999 as a special agent, he also left the New York Field Office in 2002 to become an instructor at the Secret Service Training Academy in Beltsville, Maryland. In 2006, he was assigned to the U.S. Presidential Protection Division during George W. Bush’s term.
He remained on protective duty after Barack Obama became President, leaving in May 2011 to run for the U.S. Senate. In 2013 Bongino’s book talks about his career as a secret service agent, Life Inside the Bubble, was released and immediately made it onto both the New York Times and Amazon Best Sellers list.
The book discusses his experiences protecting presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and investigating federal crimes along with his 2012 run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. He received bipartisan criticism for using his Secret Service background as part of his run for political office and for his claim of having secret information based on conversations he overheard in the Obama White House.
An anonymous former colleague criticized him for trying to use his proximity to President Obama in his political career: “He’s trying to draw attention to himself and he’s hijacking the Secret Service brand. That’s all he’s got going for him.” He claimed to have had access “high-level discussions” in the White House.
Anonymous former colleagues said he “tends to exaggerate his importance on the presidential detail and exaggerate his proximity” and that “We don’t sit in on meetings at the White House. We don’t sit in on high-level meetings.” In response to the criticism from an anonymous former colleague, Bongino stated “There’s nothing confidential in the book” and “It’s not a tell-all. It’s my tale of the Secret Service.”
Bongino defended President Obama in terms of the Birther allegations. His book, The Fight: A Secret Service Agent’s Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine was published in January 2016 and made it onto the New York Times Best Sellers list in March 2016.
Dan Bongino has been a radio host and commentator on both local and national radio programs. He has also been a guest host for both the Sean Hannity and Mark Levin radio shows and sometimes fills in on WMAL radio in Washington, DC and WBAL radio in Baltimore.
He was a paid contributor to NRA TV, until December 2018 when his contract was not renewed. He is the hosts of the podcast and the Dan Bongino Show. He has frequently appeared on Fox News’ opinion programming and InfoWars. He guest-hosted Sean Hannity’s Fox News show in December 2018.
Dan Bongino Elections history
2016 Florida’s 19th Congressional District Republican Primary
2014 Maryland’s 6th Congressional District General Election
|Democratic||John Delaney (incumbent)||94,704||49.7|
2014 Maryland’s 6th Congressional District Republican Primary
|Republican||Harold W. Painter, Jr.||4,718||16.5|
United States Senate election in Maryland, 2012
|Democratic||Ben Cardin (incumbent)||1,402,092||55.41||+1.20|
|Independent||S. Rob Sobhani||420,554||16.62||N/A|
United States Senate Election in Maryland, 2012 Republican Primary
|Republican||Richard J. Douglas||55,907||28.4|
|Republican||John B. Kimble||10,088||5.1|
|Republican||Corrogan R. Vaughn||7,869||4.0|
|Republican||William Thomas Capps, Jr.||6,768||3.4|
Dan Bongino Radio show
Dan Bongino tackles the hot political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric. A former Secret Service Agent, NYPD veteran, and New York Times best-selling author, Bongino is best known amongst conservatives for his willingness to take on the Left and the Republican Establishment through his campaign for Congress, which nearly resulted in a historic political upset in the liberal bastion of Maryland.
These experiences uniquely situate Dan to provide the best commentary and analysis from not only a law enforcement viewpoint but also one that directly attacks the philosophical underpinnings of the Left and Big Government Republicans.
Dan Bongino Political views
In 2018, he said “My entire life right now is about owning the libs. That’s it.” Bongino is known for his staunchly in the pro-Trump commentary. He has downplayed the Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections investigation, calling it a “total scam.” In May 2018, He was quoted by President Donald Trump in one of his tweets, that he attacked former CIA Director John Brennan.
He was also quoted saying Brennan “has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community. He is the one man who is largely responsible for the destruction of American’s faith in the Intelligence Community and in some people at the. The top FBI.” was quoted as alleging that Brennan was “worried about staying out of jail.”
On May 2018 the Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy and some conservative legal experts challenged Trump’s claims that the FBI had spied on his 2016 presidential campaign, he claimed Gowdy had been “fooled” by the Department of Justice. He is a member of Groundswell, a coalition of conservative and libertarian activists fighting to advance conservative causes
Dan Bongino Elections
Dan Bongino decided to run for the seat of U.S Senate to represent Mary Land in 2012. The Former gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy was his campaign chairman. Bongino won the Republican primary on April 3, 2012, with 33.8 percent of the vote, defeating nine other candidates. He ran against Senator Ben Cardin (55.3%) and Independent Rob Sobhani (16.4%) in the November 2012 general election, finishing a distant second with 26.6% of the vote.
Dan Bongino House of Representatives election
In 2016 Dan Bongino ran for the U.S seat House of Representatives from Maryland’s 6th Congressional District in the 2014 election against incumbent Democrat John Delaney. The district is considered the 9th least compact Congressional district as a result of redistricting after the 2010 census. In October 2013 he was endorsed by an Allen West-affiliated group.
In July 2014 he was endorsed by Rand Paul. Bongino lost a close race, coming within a few thousand votes of an upset victory, despite the incumbent being heavily favored according to The Cook Political Report. Ultimately, he could not overcome a 20,500-vote deficit in the district’s share of Montgomery County—far more than the overall margin.
In 2016 elections he moved to Florida. In 2015, he contemplated running for the seat of United States Senate and Florida’s 18th congressional district in 2016. However, in June 2016, he declared that he would seek the Republican nomination for Florida’s 19th congressional district. He faced Chauncey Goss, a Sanibel City Councilman who sought the seat in 2012, and Francis Rooney, a businessman and former United States Ambassador to the Holy See, in the primary.
In August 2016 Dan had a conversation interview with Politico reporter, he went on a profanity-laced rant against the reporter, who asked about a story in the Naples Daily News that Bongino said was dishonest. The recorded phone call was published by Politico. He later explained that he was under stress due to his wife’s illness and said that the reporter had goaded him.
The “Constitutional Conservatives” PAC ran ads against Bongino in that race. Bongino placed third in the August 2016 primary, losing the nomination to Rooney. He announced on April 2015 that he was moving from Severna Park, Maryland to Palm City, Florida due to “a non-emergency family situation.” In 2016 Bongino said the move was due to his wife’s health condition (lupus) and to be closer to her mother.
Dan Bongino Book
- Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump
- Protecting the President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats
- The Fight: A Secret Service Agent’s Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine
- Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All
Dan Bongino and Obama
We arrested the guy and I remember after working on this case for 6 months it was a sense of accomplishment, tempered immediately by this awful feeling in my gut. It’s 7:00 in the morning, you arrest him and you don’t anticipate the human side of it. But what happened, the guy’s young kids ran out. That’s their dad. He actually wasn’t the worst guy in the world, he was actually a good father to his kids. And they’re watching their father in handcuffs, and the wife is crying.
Their life is over. Now granted, the guy was a bad guy, don’t get me wrong. But again, we’re all human beings and I’ve got to tell you that I mean it almost scarred me for the rest of my time. I kept thinking to myself, I couldn’t get that image out of my head. What bothers me about is how people ties spy on gate thing and why this whole thing has consumed the last year half of my life, Imagine if you find out, you’re the President of the United States, all you did was win an election and you find out the massive machinery of the Federal government with the ability to slap bracelets on you in the form of handcuffs, take your life and your freedom was turned against you? Folks, this happened.
This is the biggest scandal of our generation. There’s no close second. This makes Watergate look like Romper Room. Now I only have about 20 minutes or so to get through this, this is usually about a 45‑minute speech, I just gave it in California. But I promise you there wasn’t one person falling asleep the entire time. I’m going to walk you through what happened. It’s all in the book, by the way, in great detail. And what we did in the book, if you choose to buy it, and that’s totally up to you, I’m happy to sign it and I won’t leave until I sign every one of them, but read the footnotes.
We deliberately did not use footnotes from right-leaning resources. I used CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times because anyone who tells you oh, this didn’t happen, just go to the footnotes and say, did you read this article? It happened, folks. The President of the United States had the intelligence community and the law enforcement community of the United States, at the highest levels, weaponized against him.
Now, I like to break it down simply as to how they did this. They had Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C, and the joke of the whole thing, and when I say joke I don’t mean funny, I mean a tragic joke, is it wasn’t known as Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C; you know why? They thought Plan A was just fine, so it was just the plan. When Plan A failed they had to move on to Plan B and then Plan C was just the cleanup operation. Here’s how this whole thing starts against Donald Trump. During the election the Obama administration, which had done whatever it wants because the media’s lost in this country, folks.
The media is done, they don’t do journalism anymore, it’s activism, nothing more, right? The Obama administration had grown comfortable with the idea of weaponizing government against their political enemies, and it happened over and over again. We had the IRS scandal, we had the AP phone records scandal, the Jim Rosen, Fox News scandal. And I ask you this, what happened to any of the people involved? Anyone? Yeah, the answer is nothing.
I have to do zeros like this now because I used to do zeros like this but I found out through the liberal media that somehow this means like a white power symbol now or something. I thought it meant okay or zero, but the media says, no, I’m serious, as these idiots in the media will tell you, so now I do zeros like that because I’m like afraid of some media idiot, these people are crazy.
The Obama administration had gotten completely comfortable with the idea of abusing government for their political means. So what happens? This plan gets hatched, and I’m going to be candid with you; where exactly it’s hatched nobody is exactly sure to this day. As a matter of fact, if you’re familiar with my commentary on Fox, I say often one of the great mysteries, in this case, this is what Paragraph 1, what do I mean by that? When I was a Federal Agent when you arrest someone you have to do what’s calls an MR, a memorandum report.
Paragraph 1 of that MR is always how the case started. I got a call from Jane Doe, bank fraud investigator, said this credit card number was stolen on April 14, 2015. I made a few calls and the next thing you know it’s an 80-page report about this massive scheme. Paragraph 1 though always lays it out, always. Do you know to this day we still have no idea what Paragraph 1 was why they started to spy on the Trump team? I get it, it was for political, I get that.
But at some point somebody, you have to understand folks, how to put down on paper a semi-legitimate reason to start the most massive spying operation in a political campaign in U.S. history. Do you know nobody to this day will tell you what that is? I know what it is. The first plan they do to hit the Trump team, folks, is they learn to manipulate things about queries in the NSA database. The NSA has a database of a whole boatload of information; metadata, tax, that kind of stuff.
How it works is too complicated in the time I have, but what you can do is you can query that NSA system and you can get a whole lot of information. But what happens? This is Plan A, this is how they’re going to get the information. I hope that if you’re not following, please stop me because this is important. The Obama administration figures out that through unmasking, in other words wiretapping people, pretending they’re targeting foreigners, and then querying information in this database, that they can get all the political opposition research in the world that they need against the Trump team.
It’s beautiful, no one’s going to call them out, the media’s on their side, right? But there’s a good guy in this, there’s a white hat, somebody in the government sniffs this thing out. That’s why I tell you, this wasn’t Plan A, this was the plan. They were going to unmask people, wiretap people and they were going to query this NSA database and get all the information they needed about the Trump team. But somebody smells a problem, and he’s not having it, and he’s the white hat, he’s the good guy in this story, and it’s Mike Rogers of the NSA.
Mike Rogers of the NSA senses that there’s something wrong about these queries. In other words, were tapped into the database and making political queries? Now folks, some of you, I don’t know your politics, I assume most of you are conservative, libertarian or Republican, but that’s fine either way. If you doubt any of what I’m telling you, just Google the FISA Intelligence Surveillance Court, their report about queries. Because Mike Rogers goes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and says Houston, we got a problem.
These queries are supposed to follow very specific guidelines about terrorism and all these metrics, you can’t just spy on Americans in the database. The FISA court looks into it, comes back with a report that was released in March 2017, ladies and gentlemen, that is devastating. If you haven’t read it, you are doing yourself a great disservice. Page 80 specifically is horrifying. Apparently, the NSA database was being queried by private contractors working with the FBI, these were not even government officials.
People within the government were using private contractors to query information they had no judicial or legal authority whatsoever to look at. Rogers smells a rat. People panic in the government. Now, conveniently what happens right after the election? I’m going to put these pieces together and things will start to make sense. Donald Trump’s elected, he’s the President-Elect, right? Ten days after the election, Rogers, who knows this has been going on the whole time these unmaskings the tapping of the Trump team.
They tapped Trump Tower. Now does it make sense? Did he get the wording wrong? He didn’t understand exactly how it worked but the idea was not wrong. Donald Trump’s not stupid, trust me. The guy got elected president, earned a billion dollars. By the way, I love how these journalists criticize him. Sure, the guy’s making $25,000.00 a year writing click-bait pieces for buzz feed, Donald Trump’s an idiot. Hard pass, brother. Well, the guy just won the presidency.
The guy runs for office the first time and he becomes the president, but wait, yeah, let me listen to Joey Bagadonas at buzz feed, you’re right, you got this. It’s like so about 10 days after the election of Donald Trump, someone goes up to visit Donald Trump in Trump Tower. Who visits him? Mike Rogers. But Rogers doesn’t tell anyone, this is going to trip you out totally. He doesn’t tell anybody in the White House he’s going up there.
He visits Trump in Trump Tower, conveniently 10 days after the election, which from my experience in the Secret Service is just enough time for them to go up to Trump Tower, WHCA, the White House Communication Agency for the President-Elect and set up a SCIF where they can talk privately, Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility. In other words, a place where no one can listen in. Rogers gives it about 10 days, goes up there, has this big meeting with Donald Trump, and what happens the very next day?
Donald Trump evacuates Trump Tower and goes to Bedminster, New Jersey to never return for another meeting. Do you think that was a cawinky-dink? Like he did that by accident? Oh, let’s just go up to Bedminster, I’ve got nothing else to do he said. He referred that all is in the book to intricate all details. It’s the greatest spy story ever told except for the fact that it actually happened, and it happened against you. Rogers has this meeting, Trump evacuates Trump Tower.
The very next day the Obama administration comes out and calls for somebody to be fired; who’s that, somebody? Mike Rogers. And they start blaming it on things like drone strikes and other stuff; like really? Could you be any more obvious? The Obama administration knows Rogers is the good guy and fills Trump in on this entire debacle. He probably goes up there and says brother, they’re spyin’ on you, like right now. He doesn’t know, but now he does. So he leaves.
All of a sudden people started resigning from the Federal government after that. Do you know who also resigns? Bob Hannigan. Now, who’s Bob Hannigan? Bob Hannigan is the head of the GCHQ, which is the British NSA. But why do you think the head of the British NSA would resign right after that Rogers meeting, right after Trump finds out about this massive spying operation? I’m going to tell you why right now, I’m not taking a selfie of you, I’m not taking a selfie of myself, I’m going to read to you a headline. This is from CNN, see it right there, I didn’t photoshop this.
On April 14th, 2017, he remembered Bob Hannigan as the head of British NSA, British Intelligence and passed Trump associates’ communications with Russians onto U.S. counterparts. Do you think I’m making this up? That’s CNN, I didn’t write it. They wrote that. So not only is the United States government in Plan A, weaponizing its intelligence community to listen in and to search on the computer about the Trump team to hurt them during the campaign for political opo, they’re working with the British and the Australians to pass information about the Trump team onto the Obama administration. Don’t take it from me, take it from CNN.
They find out about this. Now, this thing breaks down about halfway through it. They move on to Plan B. Sorry, there’s a lot more to Plan A, but in the interest of time, I want to get through this because the cleanup operation is important. They move on to Plan B; what’s Plan B? They realize Rogers is onto them. They’re like hey folks, we better ease up on the unmasking and the tapping into the database, people are getting caught, this is probably not good, we’re leaving a massive paper trail, and what if we lose, right? They move on to Plan B.
Plan B’s a crossfire hurricane. They say well, listen if we can’t spy on them illegally let’s just spy on them legally. We have this beautiful thing called the FISA Court where we can walk into the FISA Court, we can get a warrant on somebody and when you get a warrant on somebody in the Trump team they have this beautiful thing for the Obama administration called the two hop rule. Well, it’s for everyone, it’s for Obama.
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