Meet Bobby Engel, Donald Trump’s head of secret service. He came onto public radar after Cassidy Hutchinson unfolded a few details that involved him and former president Trump on January 6.
So who is Bobby Engel? Does he have a wife? Does he have kids? Where does he live? You may ask. But we got all the answers to the questions in this article. So, keep on reading.
Meet Bobby Engel, Head Of Trump’s Secret Service Detail On Jan 6
On January 6, immediately after Donald Trump arrived back at the White House from the Ellipse, Tony Ornato told Cassidy Hutchinson, an assistant to Meadows, the White House’s then-chief of staff, of a surprising occurrence. Cassidy stated that Tony claimed Trump lunged at Bobby Engel, who was in charge of his security detail on that particular day, as well as the driver of the car he was traveling in to get back to the White House.
Cassidy stated that according to Tony’s account of the incident, Trump allegedly requested that the driver transport him to the Capitol rather than the White House. Although Ornato wasn’t in the car at the time of the occurrence, Cassidy claims he detailed it to her while Engel watched in silence.
Bobby was the special agent in charge of Trump’s security detail. He was with the former president the entire day, during the rally at the Ellipse, and on the return trip to the White House. Cassidy’s testimony has not received any public commentary from Bobby. He revealed to the Jan. 6 committee earlier this year that he and Trump discussed visiting the Capitol while en route back to the White House. However, he told that he “took different views on the topic” and went back to the White House instead.
Ryan Goodman, professor of law at New York University School of Law, said it is “legally significant” that some of Engel’s testimony is “consistent” with Hutchinson.
Bobby is said to have grabbed the former president by the arm and told him “sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel”.
The New York Times and Associated Press say both Bobby and the driver are prepared to testify that Trump never lunged for the steering wheel. Tony also reportedly preparing to deny the claims from Hutchinson under oath.
Given Hutchinson’s testimony, the committee anticipates calling him back for more inquiries.
Secret Service Bobby Engel Age
In July 2022, secret service Bobby Engel is 52 years old. He was born in April 1970.
Secret Service Bobby Engel Wife
Secret Service Bobby Engel has a wife. Her name is Gail Engel (nee Stoffel). Gail was born in February 1971 and is currently 51 years old. He and his wife lived in a 5-bed, 7-bath house an hour outside Washington in Virginia. They sold the house for $1.2 million and moved to Florida.
They are currently based in Tampa, Florida.
Their daughter Kirsten graduated from the elite Virginia Military Institute In Lexington, Virginia in 2022. She commissioned into the US Army, citing her dad as her inspiration.
Is Secret Service Bobby Engel On Instagram?
No, Bobby Engel is not on Instagram.
Secret Service Bobby Engel Height
Bobby Engel stands tall above the height above 6 feet.
Secret Service Bobby Engel Career
Bobby Engel is a member of the Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S. Department of Justice Medal of Valor Review Board. He is a presidential appointment to the 11-member Medal of Valor Review Board which reviews nominations and recommends awardees.
It is unlikely Bobby would have volunteered details of the supposed physical clash unless he was specifically asked about it, one former agent told DailyMail – citing the Secret Service motto of “Worthy of Trust and Confidence”.
“They are the inner circle – the most trusted of the trusted,” the source told the outlet. “It’s not about protecting Trump or Joe Biden or whoever is in power, it’s about protecting the relationship between the Secret Service and the Office of the President. You have to be relied upon not to divulge the things you see and hear so it’s unlikely this agent would speak openly about what happened in the limo if indeed anything happened”.
“There is a rigorous selection process and you have to be highly skilled and experienced to get this job,” the former Secret Service agent told DailyMail. “You have to travel with the president wherever he goes. It’s incredibly demanding and it involves a lot of sacrifices. This guy’s job was to run on stage and take a bullet for the president – he’s the final line of defense”.
They added, “However there is a difference between exercising discretion and being asked a question under oath. If they subpoena him and ask him a direct question about it I would expect him to answer”.
Bobby formerly served in the Marine corps. He retired from the role and now leads the Secret Service’s Tampa Field Office. He and his new team busted a counterfeit currency ring in January, according to a Secret Service media release.
Where Is Secret Service Bobby Engel From?
Secret service Robert “Bobby” Engel hailed from Waterford, Virginia. He is currently based in Tempa, Florida.
What Do We Know About Secret Service Bobby Engel Parents?
Bobby Engel is private about his family members. But some of his relatives are Elizabeth Engel (age 80) and Paul Engel (age 84). Both of them worked for Downey Side.
How Much Is Secret Service Bobby Engel Net Worth?
Bobby Engel’s net worth is above $2 million.