DENVER – The U.S. Secret Service has placed the senior special agent who wrote a Facebook post denouncing “taking a bullet” for Trump on administrative leave while the agency investigates her social media activities.

On Wednesday night, the Secret Service announced that it was formally investigating the special agent who suggested on Facebook that she would rather endure “jail time” than take “a bullet” for Trump. An agency spokeswoman on Friday afternoon informed the Washington Examiner of the management action, which takes the agent off the job with pay while the investigation proceeds.

According to reports she is currently the special agent in charge (SAC) of the Secret Service’s Denver district. She oversees coordination with Washington-based advance teams for all presidential candidate and presidential trips to the area, including all upcoming or future trips by the president, vice president or Trump administration officials.

Consequently, the agency appears to be taking the investigation regarding Kerry O’Grady serious. But skeptics wondered what took so long. After all, the comments were made three months ago, and they were well known among her peers and network of friends. This week they became known to the masses.

Knowledge of the comments exploded days ago when first reported by the Washington Examiner. As a result of the publicity, former agents were interviewed on various newscasts and appalled.