Brian Sulc is the executive director of the Transnational Organized Crime Mission Center at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. His office was raided on Monday, and he was questioned and escorted off the property by security.
His office has been sealed and crime scene ribbons have been used to call attention to the fact that the officer was not to be disturbed. Not much is known at this time other than he took a recording device into an area where they are forbidden.
Taking a recording device into an area where they are not allowed is a very common occurrence and in fact, they have a self-reporting protocol when this happens and it is no big deal.
The fact that Sulc was questioned, led out of the building, and suspended leads me to believe that this was not an innocent mistake, but a deliberate attempt to take information out of the secured area. I would think that international criminal rings, cartels, and the Biden family might be very interested in such information.
The office is responsible for providing intelligence assessments on major transnational organized crime operations, border security, and terrorist activity.
A source told Rolling Stone:
“He is a big deal. He does the border, all the big issues and crises. This is why this is all so shocking.”
A spokesperson for the agency confirmed that a “security incident” is being investigated. The statement said:
DHS is committed to ensuring all operational security protocols are followed and is conducting an inquiry into a reported security incident. DHS will not comment on ongoing internal investigations. DHS conducts its national security mission with adherence to the highest standards.
The office raid is leaving more questions than answers.
That is because such security violations — taking a personal electronic device (i.e., a cellphone) into a secured space — happen probably every day, and there are self-reporting guidelines that dictate how such incidents should be handled. Rarely does it result in an investigation.
In such cases, the person would likely be a repeat offender or there would be another reason for an investigation. Unfortunately, the DHS is not saying anything else about the “inquiry.”
Sulc is now under investigation for allegedly bringing a personal device into the secure office, which does not permit those devices. The report says that Sulc has not been charged with a crime or arrested, but he is on leave.
DHS would not comment on the investigation to the outlet, saying the situation was ongoing.
The report says that Sulc was responsible for assessments for some of the top matters the department handles, including border security and the opioid epidemic.
The Rolling Stone report also says that Sulc was escorted from his office once law enforcement arrived and was brought to a different part of the DHS complex to be questioned. Sulc’s office was reportedly sealed with police tape, and evidence seals were put around the and on the door’s keyhole. The incident wherein Sulc was taken away from his office happened after 4 p.m. on Monday.
DHS has been under scrutiny from Congress for its handling of immigration and policy on border security.