Congress was denied access to the Ops Report detailing the protection plan for former President Trump’s rally, according to a lawmaker who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The Ops Report should have covered the area from where the shooter fired. The detailed plan was in the FBI’s hands, but Crooks, the shooter, fell through the cracks despite being spotted earlier. The lack of planning and resources led to chaos during the incident.

The absence of an incident commander and a proper evacuation plan shows the lack of management and preparedness for such events. The mishandling of the situation could have led to more serious consequences for Trump. Lawmakers being blocked from accessing the report and the blame game between the Secret Service and local police indicate a cover-up mode.

The upcoming House Oversight Committee hearing will question the Secret Service Director and investigate the lapses in planning and execution. It’s crucial to have oversight over the investigation to ensure transparency and accountability. The Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General has also initiated a review of the Secret Service’s preparedness and operations during the event.

Overall, the incident raises questions about the security protocols in place for high-profile events and the need for better coordination and planning to prevent such occurrences in the future. It is essential to learn from these mistakes and implement necessary changes to avoid similar incidents.