- Clinton’s signature black customized van was parked in a spot reserved for the disabled in Council Bluffs, Iowa
- Hillary walked right past an unmistakable blue parking sign to climb into the van, nicknamed ‘Scooby’
- Meeting inside cafe lasted 90 minutes and was reportedly so sensitive that Democratic Party insiders were told to hand over cameras and cell phones
- Secret Service are technically federal law-enforcement officers and the vehicle is never left unattended, so there was no chance of a parking ticket
Hillary Clinton’s now-famous Scooby Doo van made an appearance in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Thursday for a closed-door meeting with state Democratic Party officials – and it idled in a handicapped parking space from beginning to end.
Footage broadcast by KETV-7 in the nearby city of Omaha, Nebraska, showed the presidential nominee emerging from a cafe, greeting onlookers and walking past the blue handicapped-parking sign to climb into the vehicle.
Secret Service agents are technically federal law enforcement officers, so there was no chance of a parking ticket, even if Scooby had been left unattended.
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Clinton emerged from the meeting and greeted a handful of onlookers in Council Bluffs, Iowa
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The cafe meeting was so secret, Nelson told the station, that everyone in the room was told to hand over their cell phones and cameras before it began.
The Secret Service typically does not comment on security arrangements for dignitaries.
Mrs. Clinton has round-the-clock protection, including a van chauffeur, because she is the wife of a former U.S. president, Bill Clinton.
The phalanx of 7 cars included a second ‘Scooby’-mobile outfitted to look identical to the one Clinton was riding in.
At one point that van’s driver forced an interloping driver out of the way and drove through a red light to keep up with the group.
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