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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 17, 2022

Photos show Biden with Secret Service, not Marshals

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  • The men pictured in a photo with President Joe Biden are Secret Service agents and White House staffers, not U.S. Marshals. 

An image of President Joe Biden is being shared on social media with the suggestion that the commander in chief’s arrest is looming. 

"Appears as if Sleepy was surrounded by US Marshall’s again!!!," one post said, referring to Biden. "It’s going down." 

In the photo, Biden is leaning down to speak to someone while four men stand behind him. They’re wearing pins, though the image isn’t clear enough to see what kind. 

However, the post also shares pictures of badges worn by U.S. Marshals with a silver star. 

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The Facebook post draws from a May 4 visit by U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes to the White House. A Fox News video of the event shows the men in the picture more clearly, and they aren’t wearing Marshal badges. That’s because they aren’t U.S. Marshals. 

The Secret Service told us that the image shows Secret Service agents and White House staffers. 

We rate this post False. 

Our Sources

Facebook post, May 3, 2022

Facebook post, May 4, 2022

Fox News Facebook post, May 4, 2022

Statement from the U.S. Secret Service, May 16, 2022


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