In the not quite “this-just-in” department, Grumpy Editor noted a weekend CNN report that two very sensitive Secret Service computer tapes accidentally left in a pouch on a train were being sought.
But, after a few paragraphs, the report mentioned the incident occurred (gulp) almost five years ago.
Thus, it indicated a rather cold trail for investigators seeking the tapes that were left on a subway car in Washington's Metrorail system.
CNN reported “the tapes contained very sensitive Secret Service personnel and investigative information, and if accessed could be highly damaging, according to sources.”
A contractor, it added, was transporting the pouch from Secret Service headquarters in Washington to a data facility in Maryland in February, 2008.
The contractor left the Metro train and later realized the pouch with the tapes was left behind.
According to CNN, a congressional source said the missing tapes-incident was now the subject of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General.