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Special Assistant to the President Barvetta Singletary has been placed on unpaid administrative leave from the White House following her arrest last week on first and second degree assault charges, as well as reckless endangerment. Singletary is out on $75,000 bail.

The 37-year-old was arrested after a bizarre incident at her home in Maryland when she placed a late night call to her boyfriend, a police officer at the United States Capitol, for a romantic liaison that turned into a jealous rage.

Singletary suspected the man of seeing other women and became infuriated when he refused to answer questions about other lovers, finally seizing his duty weapon, a .40 caliber Glock 23, and pointing it at him. She held the man at gunpoint in her home for several minutes before cocking the gun, discharging a spent shell and then firing at him while he sat on the sofa.

The shot missed and the as-yet unnamed man called 911, while Singletary allegedly attempted to wipe her prints from the weapon.

The arrest warrant also alleges that Singletary told her boyfriend, "You taught me how to use this. Don't think I won't."

Singletary was appointed as Special Assistant and legislative affairs liaison to the House of Representatives last summer at an annual salary of $175,000. Ironically, a senior White House spokesman at the time described her as "even keeled" and "a team player in every sense."

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The case is pending in Prince George's County, Maryland.

h/t: Right Wing News

 

 

 

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