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Secret Service scandal could be bigger, lawmaker says
Washington Post ^ | 04/15/12

Posted on 04/15/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT by AtlasStalled

The scandal involving at least 11 U.S. Secret Service personnel that began Wednesday in Colombia could be much larger than initially reported, a Republican lawmaker said Sunday.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), whose panel maintains jurisdiction over all federal agencies, said he had reason to believe that more than 11 Secret Service personnel were involved but never specifically explained why.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hookergate; secretservice; secretservicescandal
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1 posted on 04/15/2012 9:02:33 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled
It would be very interesting to know how many of the errant Secret Service agents are Eric Holder's people.
2 posted on 04/15/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: AtlasStalled

I dont see how!.........?


3 posted on 04/15/2012 9:09:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That will be TOP SECRET info that will never be seen......


4 posted on 04/15/2012 9:10:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: AtlasStalled

What? the SS is depraved? ick, I remember something you don’t hear much these days that I heard a lot as a child. “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This regime is like Caligula. God assist us. Your whisper needs to become louder.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 9:11:42 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: AtlasStalled

So two committees are already investigating this scandal- overnight- but we are three years into a possibly fraudulent, corrupt, ineligible, criminal presidency and all we hear about that is crickets?


6 posted on 04/15/2012 9:11:53 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
So two committees are already investigating this scandal- overnight- but we are three years into a possibly fraudulent, corrupt, ineligible, criminal presidency and all we hear about that is crickets?

Disgusting isn't it and so demoralizing.

7 posted on 04/15/2012 9:15:25 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

To state the obvious..if this happened on Bush’s watch it would be his fault for creating a culture that would allow this to breed.Am I wrong?


9 posted on 04/15/2012 9:16:31 AM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: airborne

the blind one.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 9:17:28 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham

And deaf.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 9:18:39 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: AtlasStalled

The Emperor is reforming the Praetorian Guard into his image.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 9:19:40 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Inspectorette

And very, very drunk.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 9:21:07 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: AtlasStalled

People commenting at the link really like Issa, don’t they!


14 posted on 04/15/2012 9:22:21 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“It would be very interesting to know how many of the errant Secret Service agents are Eric Holder’s people.”

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A key piece of this puzzling story that will NEVER be known.

Quite frankly, I’m surprised the FBI still makes available their HIGHLY insightful, but hugely politically incorrect, Crime by Race statistics.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 9:22:25 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Secret Service isn’t under Holder it’s under Mark Sullivan who took that job in 2006 and is career Secret Service including head of the Presidents Protective Detail


16 posted on 04/15/2012 9:23:02 AM PDT by airedale
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To: AtlasStalled

Why does this Admin. have all the SS Scandal problems?


17 posted on 04/15/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: AtlasStalled

Obama should apologize to the Secret Service for not watching their backs.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 9:26:37 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Rebelbase; Nachum

Has been trying to do this from jump.

...the SS guy who told 0bama to his face that he would not take a bullet for him because of his and his family’s comments about Whites.

...the faux guests to 0bama’s feast who were walked in by MO or Jarrett....but had no invitation, and the SS was blamed.

...the stories of people in other countries thinking the US is Black because everyone they saw coming with the 0bamas are Black.

...the stories of MO’s affair and 0bama’s orgies/servicing.

...the 0bama Dead Pool (see Nachum).

On and on and on.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 9:27:14 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: yldstrk
What? the SS is depraved?

Seems the 'affirmative action' plan infects even the mightiest.

20 posted on 04/15/2012 9:27:59 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: yldstrk
Ick is right.

I wonder if The Messiah will come out and say the agents acted stupidly, or if he will say the agents looked just like him?

Also, Secret Service advance details are always co-ed. That is a PC fact. That said, hard to believe ONLY male agents would have been involved. . .

Also, times two, what we might be seeing is a set-up on the part of the Colombians, a trap set for the arrogant and unprofessional agents. . .Secret Service agents are known to be arrogant and rude to lesser mortals.

Trapping them plays into the South American hatred of the US president bringing his own protection, so to speak.

We saw that hatred during president Bush's visit to Colombia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX3aaWlUmpc

This may be pay-back on the part of the Chileans. . .who knows. . .but the agents were glacially stupid to allow themselves to be compromised, thereby putting the president (and future presidents) at risk.

21 posted on 04/15/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: airborne

do you think a person could drink that much liquor and still perform?


22 posted on 04/15/2012 9:30:23 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Hulka

Argh. . .it was Chile that I was referring to, regarding pay-back for the Bush incident, and maybe the Colombians also wanted to play gotcha. . .and maybe the Colombians and the Chileans got together on this incident. . .saw an easy opportunity to set the trap, what with affirmative action and lezbo’s on the detail..


23 posted on 04/15/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Menehune56

“Disgusting isn’t it and so demoralizing.”

No. When the enemy reveals his position and line of attack, you have his location, strength...and weakness, no?

The Secret Service know what’s what. And who’s buried where. I wouldn’t want a one of them as any adversary of mine. Between them and the SEALs, I would lay lower than dirt and stay out of their way.

Frankly, I think this is bogus. Distraction from a meeting 0bama wants with real enemies of the US in S. America, with his NBPP thug security around him. Soros, Imadinnerjacket, N. Korea, Putin and Bejing reps come to mind. Maybe even reps from the heroin trade cartels and the new Mexican Zeta/MS 13 merger thrown in for good measure. Some folks have had to been removed from whatever is being said and done.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: rolling_stone
maybe that's why he didn't want to pay

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25 posted on 04/15/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: AtlasStalled

What? TDY’ers spending their tax-free M&IE per diem on booze and whores? Shocking! BTW, Cartagena, Columbia Meals and “Incidental” Expenses is $107/day.


26 posted on 04/15/2012 9:35:40 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: AtlasStalled

Why anyone in the Secret Service would behave like this in what’s still close to a Narco State (better than it was but still pretty corrupt and infiltrated at all levels by the cartels). If they were willing to get drunk and deal with prostitutes in the same hotel as the President and the WH staff in a country like Columbia what did they do in another violent country like Mexico or countries were there are other threats from terrorists or espionage agents? It speaks to a lack of leadership/supervision.

The question that hasn’t been asked were they merely mirroring the standards set by those who they were guarding? Was that kind of behavior so common and long standing among those they were guarding and their staff that it became seen acceptable behavior? That’s a very real possibility. I’m not talking about Obama. There is no way he’d be involved. If he got caught he wouldn’t have to worry about the press. His wife would geld him quicker than you can say Jack Robinson. The staff below him is a different kettle of fish and a sense of entitlement seems to pervade this administration.


27 posted on 04/15/2012 9:37:35 AM PDT by airedale
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To: hoosierham

And skinny.


28 posted on 04/15/2012 9:40:43 AM PDT by bgill
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To: AtlasStalled

My question is, “what is this supposed to be covering up?”


29 posted on 04/15/2012 9:41:18 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: AtlasStalled

I need help here from freepers that pay more attention than I do: Is Issa a dud or have I missed ANY action he’s taken against ANY of the idiots he’s investigating??

All I hear about are hearings and investigations and I NEVER hear that Issa has taken action on anything.

What am I missing?


30 posted on 04/15/2012 9:44:36 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: UCANSEE2
Why does this Admin. have all the SS Scandal problems?

The shiite flows downhill. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. If the top is infected, so it every level below.

Next in line for those vacancies:


31 posted on 04/15/2012 9:45:26 AM PDT by bgill
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To: georgia peach

Well, who is to blame for their recklessness, contempt and disdain for their job- or is it who they are sworn to protect? Hmmm...

Nope. Don’t remember anything like this happening on President George W. Bush’s watch. I remember complete respect for each other on both parties’ part. Matter of fact, when the senior President Bush was in office, First Lady Barbara Bush would check on their Secret Service detail, walking outside to make sure they were warm enough on cold nights and would bring them hot chocolate or a hat and scarf.

Maybe the SS just needed to work off a little steam after having to babysit the kids and Grandma Voodoo in Mexico.


32 posted on 04/15/2012 9:46:40 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: TennTuxedo

Best question asked about this. The answer may just be more distraction from F&F or Solyndra-gate stuff that’s ongoing. Provides some fodder for the LSM.

Maybe distracts from something yet to be revealed. Throwing a little bone to us.


33 posted on 04/15/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: airedale

I believe SS is under Treasury, so geitner would be over them


34 posted on 04/15/2012 10:03:52 AM PDT by scbison
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To: AtlasStalled
Interesting. I wonder how many times there were headlines in the WP regarding Fast & Furious? How quickly those headlines hit the paper, above the fold?

Things that make you go hmmm.

5.56mm

35 posted on 04/15/2012 10:05:59 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: airedale

Never mind, they are under DHS, so Bid sis over them.. They were once under Dept of Treasury.


36 posted on 04/15/2012 10:07:42 AM PDT by scbison
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To: AtlasStalled
Secret Service scandal could be bigger, lawmaker says

I am keeping a close eye on the Daily Mail and the rest of the British press in the hope of finding out what's really going on with this story.

37 posted on 04/15/2012 10:09:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AtlasStalled

I anxiously await Dick Morris’ opinion piece on this subject.


39 posted on 04/15/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: airedale
I meant the phrase "Eric Holder's people" in the racialist-bigot sense that he used it, not in the sense of who works for him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vCY55GO8eQ

40 posted on 04/15/2012 10:30:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“One never know, do one?”


41 posted on 04/15/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

” So two committees are already investigating this scandal- overnight- but we are three years into a possibly fraudulent, corrupt, ineligible, criminal presidency and all we hear about that is crickets?”

Yeah....how bout that?

This should be 102,444 on the list of things to investigate.


42 posted on 04/15/2012 10:34:17 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: airedale

Does the President have any input on who serves on the PPD?


43 posted on 04/15/2012 10:34:49 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: spacejunkie2001

” Is Issa a dud or have I missed ANY action he’s taken against ANY of the idiots he’s investigating??”

There are strong rumors floating that Boehner is holding up the investigation (F & F). Boehner , full of rightious indignation, emphatically denied it.....which means Boehner is lying. I think Boehner wants to bring it out in the fall.
Who knows?


44 posted on 04/15/2012 10:40:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Red Badger

I dont see how!.........?

Easy, we could have had a boat load of Congress Critters down there on a fact finding mission. We know how well behaved they are outside their own districts.


45 posted on 04/15/2012 10:44:20 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Whatever move it is that would require courage, and be of benefit to the conservative cause, the spineless weenie Boehner, is going to run at top speed in the other direction.


46 posted on 04/15/2012 10:45:22 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: AtlasStalled
YES, It can be worse. . . . .
It will bring down Bush.
He is toast. . . . mark my words. . . . . .
He will no longer be able to sit in that bunker in the desert and control the cost of gasoline. . . . .
Gasoline will come down to 29.9 per gallon.
I can see it from my back porch. . . . . If have to squint but I can see it. . . . . . . . After a fifth of Jack Daniels. . . . . .
47 posted on 04/15/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: lacrew
"I anxiously await Dick Morris’ opinion piece on this subject."

Dick is very busy with a toe at the moment. He will get back to you later. . . . .

48 posted on 04/15/2012 11:03:19 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: combat_boots

Post #24 by >combat_boots may explain the number of agents involved & the number sent home. +There are stories that USA military people are involved too. The story indicates up to 20 people are involved.

A most peculiar situation that has suddenly appeared. & The information about it doesn’t really make sense.

Based on the overall crookedness of Obama&Cronies, the explanation by combat_boots (Post #24) is the most plausible one.

The comments here display interest about the people ‘caught’ & sent home. MAYBE, we should be interested in the people that were >NOT sent home. +Distraction is a popular tactic by those that want to deceive.


49 posted on 04/15/2012 11:09:40 AM PDT by gghd (A Pro-life Palinista & a member of the NRA)
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To: EyeGuy

” Whatever move it is that would require courage, and be of benefit to the conservative cause, the spineless weenie Boehner, is going to run at top speed in the other direction.”

Every day since day one!


50 posted on 04/15/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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