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Secret Service laptop with Trump, Clinton info stolen

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A Secret Service laptop with information on President Trump and Hillary Clinton has been stolen, CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.

According to law enforcement sources, detectives with the New York Police Department are searching for the stolen laptop, which contains contains pages of important and sensitive information.

The sources said some of the documents are important files on Pope Francis.

Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is surrounded by members of the Secret Service as he visits the tomb of former President Gerald Ford in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Sept. 30, 2016.: Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is surrounded by members of the Secret Service. © Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is surrounded by members of the Secret Service.

The laptop was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle Thursday morning and is considered a compromise of national security, Pegues reports. Authorities are examining surveillance video to try and identify a potential suspect.

The Secret Service confirmed in a statement on Friday that a laptop issued by the agency was stolen and that an employee was “the victim of a criminal act.”

“Secret Service issued laptops contain multiple layers of security including full disk encryption and are not permitted to contain classified information,” the agency said.

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