The security firm PacketSled announced on Sunday that it has put its CEO on administrative leave after he threatened to take out President-elect Donald Trump with a sniper rifle. PacketSled defines itself as “a disruptive security company focused on detection, response, and continuous monitoring of advanced threats.”
Ironically, some Trump supporters on Reddit caught PacketSled CEO Matt Harrigan making some fairly disturbing “advanced threats” of his own on the night of the election:
“I’m going to kill the president. Elect,” Harrigan declared on Facebook. When someone cautioned him about making comments that could attract the attention of the FBI or Secret Service, Harrigan said, “Bring it secret service.” When one of his buddies said “you just need to get high,” he went into disturbing detail about his plans.
“Nope, getting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts. Find a bedroom in the White House that suits you, motherf*cker. I’ll find you.” Later on that night, he wrote in all caps, “IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS F*CK YOU AMERICA. SERIOUSLY. F*CK OFF.”
Note that it took Trump supporters on Reddit and social media to blow the whistle on this goon. So far, the MSM has been mum on this story.
After his comments were exposed, Harrigan walked them back at the PacketSled website, saying he was merely “joking” even though there was nothing even remotely funny about his what he said.
He offered some more mea culpas on Twitter:
PacketSled posted the following on its Facebook page:
PacketSled takes recent comments made by our CEO, seriously. Once we were made aware of these comments, we immediately reported this information to the secret service and will cooperate fully with any inquiries. These comments do not reflect the views or opinions of PacketSled, its employees, investors or partners. Our CEO has been placed on administrative leave.
I don’t know how a maniac like that gets to be the CEO of a security company, but his unhinged comments warrant something more than being placed on administrative leave. This man has no business being in any way involved with — let alone the CEO of — a security company.