RFK Jr. Again Denied Secret Service Protection, Threatens Legal Action

The Atlantic reports:

Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas has for the fifth time denied Secret Service protection for independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to a letter dated March 28 that was reviewed by Newsweek.

The latest in the string of denials appears to have initiated a threat of legal action from attorney Aaron Siri of the law firm Siri Glimstad, obtained by the Kennedy campaign.

In the letter, which Kennedy posted to X, formerly Twitter, Siri says he will attempt to hold Mayorkas personally responsible should Kennedy or a bystander be injured as a result of a lack of Secret Service protection. The letter also claims that Mayorkas is refusing to disclose the names of the individuals that the Secret Service has already determined pose a threat to Kennedy.

"If protection is not afforded, we have been authorized to commence an action on the grounds that the repeated denials have been politically motivated and are otherwise capricious," reads the letter to Mayorkas from Siri, dated one day after Mayorkas' latest denial.

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