Secret Service Addresses The Gateway Pundit Report on Madonna; Does Not Deny Investigation

In a TGP follow-up query to the Secret Service on Tuesday, the agency did not deny a report by The Gateway Pundit published Saturday that the presidential protective agency would be launching an investigation into a statement by aging pop star Madonna that she has “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”

An agent, who did not give their name, answered the Public Affairs phone number listed at the Secret Service website and told The Gateway Pundit on Tuesday that the agency is “aware” of Madonna’s statement but that “the Secret Service does not discuss matters of protective intelligence”, adding they were “not sure where you had gotten your information.”

When informed that this writer had originated the report of the Secret Service investigation based on comments to this writer by an agency spokesman on Saturday, the agent repeated the statement, “the Secret Service does not discuss matters of protective intelligence”, but did not deny any investigation of Madonna was taking place.

The agent said no Public Affairs spokesman was available to discuss the matter further.

In contrast, on Saturday afternoon a phone call by The Gateway Pundit to the same number received a different response. The agent who answered the phone said the agency was “aware” of Madonna’s statement and then transferred the call to an agent who also said the agency was “aware” of Madonna’s statement and then discussed the matter, saying an investigation would be opened but that the decision on whether to prosecute would rest with the U.S. Attorney’s office.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdjebS2toK0

Transcript from the video excerpt of Madonna’s speech made at the Women’s March on Washington which appeared to be from prepared remarks.

“I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. (Crowd cheers.) But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W. H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War Two, “We must love one another or die.” I choose love. Are you with me? (Crowd cheers.) Say this with me: We choose love!…We choose love!…We choose love!”

Madonna issued a statement on Instagram saying her comments were “taken wildly out of context” and that she “spoke in metaphor.”

Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love. It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. 🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸 #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️*******************************************************

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“Yesterday’s Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in it’s entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.

My speech began with; I want to start a revolution of love. ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world.

I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.

It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. 🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸 #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️”

Note: PJ Media published an article on Monday by Tyler O’Neil accusing The Gateway Pundit of publishing a “false report.” An apology and retraction is hereby requested.

PJ Media: Madonna Tweets ‘F**k Secret Service’ After False Report of WH Bombing Threat Investigation

On Saturday, at the Women’s March on Washington, actress and singer Madonna openly declared that she’d considered “blowing up the White House.” Following a false report from Gateway Pundit that Secret Service was “aware” of the remarks and would be launching an investigation, Madonna lashed out at Secret Service via Twitter. The actress later explained that she is “not a violent person.”

“F**k Donald Trump and F**k the Secret Service,” Madonna posted in the wee hours of the morning, ironically taking after the president she so boldly condemned.

Perhaps realizing the folly of this statement, the actress promptly deleted the tweet, but it was memorialized by others.

…Saturday afternoon, Gateway Pundit reported that “a spokesman for the Secret Service” said “the agency is aware of the comment.” The spokesman added that “an investigation would be opened but that the decision to prosecute rests with the U.S. Attorney’s office.

…Correction: This article has been updated from its original version, which reported that the Secret Service was investigating Madonna. That information was originally reported by Gateway Pundit, but the Secret Service denied those claims.”

Britain’s The Daily Mail cited Gateway Pundit, reporting that the “Secret Service WILL investigate Madonna.”

This report was contradicted by a simple phone call to Secret Service. “There was no Secret Service statement regarding this matter,” Nicole Mainor, a spokesperson at Secret Service, told PJ Media in a phone call Monday morning.”

Unlike the Daily Mail which reached out to TGP, PJ Media made no effort to contact TGP regarding the report of the Secret Service investigation. While it is true no official statement on Madonna has been issued by the Secret Service, it is also true a spokesman told TGP an investigation would be opened. Apparently TGP was the only outlet to get a comment from the Secret Service. The New York Post reported Sunday an unnamed US official said Madonna’s comment would be looked at by the government.

Also, TGP investigated the alleged deleted tweet by Madonna and could not verify that it was not a photoshop so decided to not report on it. PJ Media cites no evidence beyond screen grabs as proof that Madonna actually posted the alleged deleted tweet.

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