Several agents of the Secret Service were sent to find First LadyMartha Logan, who had hidden in the horse stable at the Presidential Retreat in Los Angeles after noon on Day 5. She feared a conspiracy involving her husband, PresidentCharles Logan, but was found by Agent Aaron Pierce. She attempted to reason with Aaron, but Steve and another agent arrived, and Steve insisted that she come with them. Aaron could not hear out Martha's concern until later.("Day 5: 12:00pm-1:00pm")
Later, several minutes before 9:30 that night, Steve was on guard at a post in the retreat. Aaron came in and addressed him, asking if Wayne Palmer was given clearance to enter. Steve confirmed that he had been given the proper clearance, which was disconcerting to Aaron because Wayne had not showed up. Steve offered to send out an alert, but Aaron asked Steve to keep Wayne's visit quiet. Aaron later found out what had caused Wayne to be delayed: an attack by Brennan and other mercenaries sent by Christopher Henderson.