A startling development has emerged in the controversial drowning death of former President Barack Obama’s personal Chef Tafari Campbell. New Judicial Watch records reveal that Campbell’s companion, a woman known as “Ms. Taylor” witnessed him falling into the water and struggling for “a couple of seconds before giving up and sinking underwater.” But most troubling: they revealed that both boats available to the U.S. Secret Service detail were ‘inoperable’ when agents attempted to rescue Campbell.
According to Judicial Watch, in the vital minutes that could have meant Mr. Campbell’s survival, agents from Obama’s detail attempted and failed to start their two boats and had to use a third, belonging to a groundskeeper. The documents stated that Taylor told the agency “Mr. Campbell was not wearing a life jacket and had no personal flotation devices aboard the paddleboard at the time of the incident.”
A separate report revealed that a supervising agent “attempted to start one of the boats but had difficulties lowering the motor. I headed down with [redacted] but told her to continue down and yelled to SA [redacted] and SSA [redacted] that I would run to get the keys for our USSS boat. I sprinted to the CP [Command Post], grabbed the keys and sprinted back towards the boats. A similar issue occurred with the motor on the second boat. We jumped into a third boat belonging to the groundskeeper and it worked without issue.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in the report “It is disturbing that Secret Service boats did not work for this emergency situation. This new information perhaps explains why the Secret Service is still hiding video related to the tragic drowning.”
Another peculiar note observed that the search for Campbell was paused when Obama arrived on scene to speak with the witness.
“We continued our search with flashlights. Shortly thereafter we were called to Wilson’s Landing as FPOTUS Obama was there and the local Fire Department in conjunction with Massachusetts Police Department and other local agencies were setting up an Incident Command Post. He had wanted to talk with [redacted]. The first EMS/Police response we saw may have occurred within an hour. I recall seeing a small PD or Fire boat scanning the shoreline just after it was getting dark.”
A great deal of information has been redacted from the reports according to Fitton and an unknown quantity of video has also been withheld, but as of this report, no statement has been made regarding the Secret Service detail’s apparent lack of readiness for an emergency on the water at the Obama’s palatial waterfront estate.