The Obamas’ vacation on Martha’s Vineyard was ruined this week when one of their staff members, the wealthy former First Lady’s driver, was fired for criminally harassing a former girlfriend and threatening to deport her following a breakup.
The region, which is home to the nation’s elite, has recently come under fire for the nefarious and discriminatory treatment of migrants who were relocated to the upscale holiday spot.
The New York Post covered the specifics of a recent shake-up involving migrants as well as the community’s response.
“Longtime Martha’s Vineyard residents hailed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ move to relocate migrants to the vacation island as a way of highlighting President Biden’s border crisis — with one suggesting Friday that ex-President Barack Obama’s $12 million estate should have been used as a processing center.
The idyllic enclave off the coast of Massachusetts was plunged into chaos and the local tourist board declared a “humanitarian crisis’’ Thursday after just 50 Venezuelan migrants landed there.
Resident Elizabeth Osborn Bostrom told The Post that she “stayed out of town most of the day “to avoid the commotion.
“People here leave their doors open. It’s safe and there’s no real crime, usually,” she said.
So this next story must be somewhat shocking to them.
“A Secret Service employee is off the job, and is facing charges of harassment and witness intimidation on Martha’s Vineyard. CNN reports that Douglas Vines is the driver for former First Lady Michelle Obama, according to a police report. Vine threatened to have a woman deported and recorded her without her knowledge. His security clearance has been suspended pending the investigation,” according to CBS News in Boson.
“A Secret Service employee who was a driver for former first lady Michelle Obama has been charged with criminal harassment. Douglas Vines, 53, was involved in a relationship with a woman who he went on to harass, a criminal complaint from the Oak Bluffs Police Department said.” This was published by the Epoch Times.
When Vines asked the lady to have sex with him one evening, she declined, causing an awkward scenario, the woman told police they had been dating for around two months. According to the account, the Secret Service agent “went off the handle,” yelling at the woman and texting her that she was “messing with the wrong person.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Vines is alleged to have used his position as the Obama family driver to intimidate the woman. He is accused of threatening the woman to have her deported as he had secretly recorded one of their conversations during which time she had revealed her citizenship status… CONTINUE READING…