Arlene Taber sent the following news feature covering Barack Obama’s living environs:
“Barvetta Singletary is a Special Assistant to Barack Obama. Obama recently lamented “my inability to pass gun control has been one of the great failures of my administration.”
His Special Assistant was arrested Friday after she allegedly fired a pistol at her boyfriend, a Capitol Hill police officer, during a heated domestic dispute! She invited him to her house for sex & afterwards accused him of seeing another woman, demanding to see the texts on his cell phones. He refused, Singletary reached into her boyfriend’s bag, according to arrest documents, pulled out the 2 cell phones & his service weapon, a .40 cal Glock 23. She demanded he tell her the passwords to the phones. He refused. “Your phone is more important than me holding the gun on you,” she said, shooting the couch where he was sitting.
Singletary is the Obama administration’s House legislative affairs liaison, paid $125,000 a year. Let’s just say she wasn’t a low-level staffer.
Obama aide allowed to resign from White House after assault charge
Barvetta Singletary, 37 (pictured in a photo released by police), has resigned from her position at the White House
A White House staffer who was on unpaid leave after allegedly grabbing her boyfriend’s gun and shooting at him during a tense argument resigned on Thursday.
Barvetta Singletary, a special assistant to the President and the House legislative affairs liaison, was arrested last Friday after the alleged incident. She was indicted on Thursday on charges of assault and reckless endangerment.
She yesterday offered the president her letter of resignation, CNN
reports, effective August 28, and he accepted it.
The White House allowed her to resign rather than firing her.
Singletary was arrested after she reportedly confronted her boyfriend, a Capitol Hill police officer, about another woman he was seeing before grabbing his two cellphones and his .40 caliber Glock 23 service weapon, NBC
When the officer refused to give Singletary his cellphone passwords, she took the gun and pointed it at him, saying: ‘You taught me how to use this. Don’t think I won’t use it,’ according to the arrest warrant.
Police said she pointed the duty weapon in his direction and fired one round.
The incident unfolded on Friday after Singletary summoned her boyfriend, who has not been identified, via text. She asked him to come to her home in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, for sex, the charging documents said.
Afterward, Singletary asked her boyfriend about another woman he was dating, CNN
She then asked him to step outside and they both went to his car, according to investigators.
While inside the car, she asked to see his two cellphones. When he refused, she grabbed them and his duty weapon out of a bag and ran back inside her home as he followed in pursuit.
She fired one round and the officer fled her house and called police. Singletary was arrested without incident, authorities said.
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Singletary reportedly confronted her boyfriend, a Capitol Hill police officer, about another woman he was seeing before grabbing his two cellphones and his .40 caliber Glock 23 service weapon
Before moving to the White House in 2014, Singletary served as deputy chief of staff to Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (pictured, right, with Singletary in 2011) where she made $125,000 annually
White House staffer arrested for firing gun at boyfriend
Singletary was released from jail on Monday after posting a $75,000 bond and charged with domestic violence. She also had her access to the White House revoked, CNN reported.
‘We are aware of the matter and have temporarily placed the employee in question on unpaid leave and revoked her access to the complex until we have more information, a White House spokesman said on Monday.
‘We will take additional actions as needed.’
Before moving to the White House in 2014, Singletary served as deputy chief of staff to Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, where she made $125,000 annually, CNN stated.”
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