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  • Secret Service Report: Build Better White House Fence To Protect The President

    12/18/2014 7:22:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Department of Homeland Security released an executive summary of its report on the Secret Service moments ago. The report recommends that the U.S. government replace the entire fence surrounding the perimeter of the White House. The report was drafted after a fence-jumper made it into the White House in September, prompting a congressional hearing and the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. Officials for the DHS declined to say in the report “precisely what the optimal new fence should look like,” but offered some suggestions. “A number of common-sense improvements should be explored. For sure, the fence must...
  • White Leftwingers seek to hijack Al Sharpton's March for Justice

    12/13/2014 6:41:15 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 44 replies
    Vanity | Trueblackman
    I went down to Al Sharpton March at Freedom Plaza today, which featured the Mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner with a crowd of mostly out of towners that numbered between 8,000 to 10,000 at the height of it all. The march and rally pretty much ended with around 3pm with Sharpton making a very brief appearance and mostly White Leftwingers hijacking the march afterwards as the out of towners headed for their buses. The signage held up by these Leftists radical included environmental messages, the overthrow of the capitalist system. One sign proclaimed that, "Capitalism was the disease...
  • One Day in an Elevator With Obama, Then Out of a Job

    11/03/2014 9:50:34 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    Kenneth Tate toiled for years as a construction worker and corrections officer, and he has no doubt that his last job — working as a $42,000-a-year private security guard at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — was the best he ever had. The high point was an afternoon seven weeks ago when he was assigned to accompany President Obama, who was visiting the agency’s headquarters here for a briefing on the Ebola epidemic. It was not only that Mr. Tate’s bosses had entrusted him with staying close to such an important dignitary. It was that, as an African-American...
  • Police Chief Accuses Secret Service Of Misconduct (Nashville, TN)

    11/03/2014 3:48:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | October 14, 2014 | News Channel 5
    Nashville's police chief is raising stunning new allegations regarding the U.S. Secret Service, saying local agents once asked his officers to fake a warrant. Even more disturbing, Chief Steve Anderson said he complained to top Secret Service officials in Washington, and they did not seem to care. (snip) In the Nashville case, a Secret Service agent made a frantic call for backup to Nashville police after he and another agent went to the home of a Nashville man, investigating threatening comments on Facebook about the President. The man who posted them had refused to let the agents into his house....
  • Investigator in Secret Service prostitution scandal resigns after being implicated in own incident

    10/29/2014 3:57:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/14
    The investigator leading the probe into the Secret Service's 2012 prostitution scandal quietly resigned in August after he was implicated in a prostitution entanglement of his own. A senior administration official confirmed to Fox News that David Nieland was observed entering and leaving a building that was under surveillance as part of a prostitution investigation by sheriff's deputies in Broward County, Fla.
  • Meet the White House Canine Heroes

    10/25/2014 7:40:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The White House Dossier ^ | 10-25-14 | Keith Koffler
    Here they are, the Secret Service agents who take down White House intruders and protect your president, regardless of Party. The Secret Service tweeted out their photos Thursday. I see them around the grounds. Definitely two of my favorite White House employees.
  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    10/22/2014 8:52:13 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 76 replies
    atlanta journal constipation ^ | 10/22/14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    <p>WASHINGTON — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.</p> <p>The incident came about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the same lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion before he was felled in the ceremonial East Room and taken into custody.</p>
  • Investigators: Secret Service use ‘problematic’

    10/21/2014 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general calls the conduct “problematic,” and says that the employee’s friendship with high-level Secret Service officials creates the appearance it was motivated by personal relations “rather than furthering official government functions.” Although agency officials insisted that President Barack Obama’s safety was not compromised, the memo notes that Obama was at the White...
  • Nashville Police Chief Drops Major Allegation About SS in Letter to House Oversight Committee

    10/18/2014 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson is blowing the whistle on alleged misconduct by the U.S. Secret Service during a January 2013 incident involving a man who reportedly made fake death threats against President Barack Obama on Facebook. The resident refused to let officers enter his home or follow orders to come outside . He was heard shouting at officers, “show me your warrant.” In a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Anderson claimed that a Secret Service agent asked a police sergeant to “wave a piece of paper” in order to “dupe” the suspect into thinking...
  • Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant

    10/16/2014 1:09:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Robert Farago
    Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant By Robert Farago on October 16, 2014 “Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook,” benswann.com reports. More specifically, “in January of 2013, Secret Service agents working out of the Nashville field office visited the home of the resident who made the Facebook postings and knocked on his door. Then, an...
  • Milbank: Why would GOP want Secret Service to protect Obama?

    10/10/2014 5:24:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 10, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    I think it is fair to say that we may be entering a dangerous phase in American politics when cautious and seasoned, albeit partisan, political analysts and reporters begin to wonder aloud whether their political opponents secretly want their adversaries dead. Some appear to think that it is inconceivable that the dangerous and casual manner in which the Secret Service has comported itself in recent years, putting the life of the President of the United States in jeopardy, could be a legitimate concern to Barack Obama’s political opponents. That is what Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank apparently believes. In a...
  • Colombian Hooker Flap a Microcosm of Administration's Problems

    10/10/2014 5:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In news that must have left my friends at the New York Post -- never mind the gang at "The Daily Show" -- with a renewed confidence that ours is a just and beneficent God, the White House has been caught covering up a scandal involving a Cartagena hooker. The phrase "Cartagena hooker" alone is a mellifluous gift to ink-stained wretches everywhere, but the revelation that the White House reassigned the alleged client of the aforementioned Andean call girl to the State Department's office of "Global Women's Issues" is the sort of flourish Tom Wolfe or Chris Buckley wouldn't dare...
  • Pictured: The WH worker (and top donor's son) who had Colombia prostitute in his hotel room

    10/09/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor
    Senior Obama administration officials knew about a White House aide's link to the Secret Service prostitution scandal and covered it up, according to a bombshell report that surfaced Wednesday night. Friends of Barack: Jonathan Dach (right) posed with then-Senator Barack Obama during a campaign staff 'family night' event in Springfield, Missouri on November 1, 2008. Also seen are Dach's father Leslie (2nd left), then a Wal-Mart lobbying executive, and his mother Mary Dickie (left) Jonathan Dach, the staffer implicated by the Washington Post, was never disciplined after an investigation found he had a prostitute in his hotel room during a...
  • GOP lawmaker: Secret Service agents may have been ‘scapegoats’ [White House "cover-up?"]

    10/09/2014 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secret Service agents may have been used as “scapegoats” by the White House to “cover up what is potentially a broader problem” relating to the 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Chaffetz questioned whether a White House staffer involved in the scandal in the Colombian city of Cartegena had been disciplined. “Recently I have received information from credible sources that records also identified a White House staff person as checking in a female foreign national (FFN) as an overnight guest during the same trip...
  • Journalists Appalled, Shocked Obama White House Would Lie to Them

    10/09/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last night the Washington Post broke a story about a connection between White House aides and the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal. When the scandal broke two years ago, the White House denied involvement or knowing about the details of what happened. The Post story proves otherwise and provides evidence a White House volunteer officially checked a prostitute into his hotel room in Cartagena, Colombia. The report also details threats made against the Inspector General, who was asked to delay the release of embarrassing and damaging information about the connection between the White House and the scandal until after...
  • Did White House pressure IG into blocking probe of staffer in Secret Service scandal?

    10/09/2014 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    At first, this story from the Washington Post seems impossible to believe. After all, the White House insists that they were cleared of any involvement in the Cartagena prostitute scandal by, er, their own internal investigation — a claim that White House aide Eric Schultz repeated to the Post’s Carol Leonnig and David Nakamura. That settles it, right? Wrong: But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that...
  • Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal

    10/08/2014 7:07:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | By Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura
    As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved. But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged. The information that the Secret Service shared with the White House included hotel records and...
  • "Even Republicans" Worry About Presidential Security?

    10/08/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 8, 2014 | Michael Barone
    It shouldn’t be surprising that Republicans are just as angry as Michelle Obama is reported to have been about the Secret Service’s failure to keep an intruder out of the White House, and its four-day failure to realize that a sniper’s gunshots hit the first family’s residence. Not everybody evidently feels this way when a Republican is in the White House. The New York Times movie critic’s verdict on the 2006 movie: “‘The Death of a President’ is, in the end, neither terribly outrageous nor especially heroic; it’s a thought experiment that traffics in received ideas.” ... If Baker thinks...
  • Wandering Child on White House Tour Temporarily TakesOver Control of Country, Appoints New A.G.

    10/08/2014 6:31:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    samples:  TV Tropes,  Deviant Art,  WaPo
  • It's Not Unnatural for Republicans to Want the President Protected

    10/07/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "Even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security." So wrote the New York Times' Peter Baker in the lead paragraph of a story on the congressional hearing on the Secret Service. Baker is an excellent reporter and a good writer, and so it's useful to consider the implications of his framing of the story. And let's leave aside his hyperbole about Republicans opposition "every initiative" -- some presidential initiatives are uncontroversial and widely supported -- and look at that word "even." Contained within that word and in...
  • Exclusive: Top Secret Service agent had gun stolen from car [how 'bout a TS/SCI Service agent?]

    10/06/2014 10:08:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/2014 | Susan Crabtree
    A top Secret Service agent who has regularly served on President Obama’s protective detail had his gun stolen out of his car at his house after leaving it there overnight and was never disciplined for it, according to two sources with detailed knowledge of the incident.Internal Secret Service records show that the agency reported that the agent in question lost a semi-automatic handgun in 2009, but he was never punished for it, the two sources said.At the time of the gun theft, the agent was assigned to the Secret Service’s inspection division, which collaborates with the Office of Professional Responsibility...
  • Obama’s #WarOnWomen: Another Victim Bites It

    10/05/2014 6:42:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-5-2014 | MOTUS
    Julia arrived amidst a flurry of HOPE and expectations.Unfortunately things didn’t work out as well as we’d HOPEd and last week the Administration’s girl Director of Secret Service, Julia Pierson, stepped down due to creative differences. As an “unnamed official” told the Washington Post, she apparently had a different vision for the Service that clashed with the one that included protecting the President and his family. “In the spring, Pierson was irate at what she considered the excessive security measures her team had planned for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which Obama hosted this summer, demanding that it dismantle extra layers...
  • Obama's back-to-basics speech: Economy is better than you think

    10/02/2014 4:50:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10/2/14 | Linda Feldman
    CHICAGO — Just over a month until Election Day, President Obama is returning to a theme he hoped to make a centerpiece of the midterm campaign: the economy. Multiple crises overseas, the resignation of the Secret Service’s director after eye-popping threats to presidential safety, and the first case of Ebola in the United States have all kept Mr. Obama in a reactive mode. But in a speech Thursday at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., the president will go on the offensive and highlight the strides the economy has made since the near-economic collapse he inherited in 2009. He will also...
  • Some Blacks See Secret Service as Flawed Shield for the President

    10/04/2014 1:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Peter Baker
    Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in black circles,”...
  • The Case for Panic

    10/03/2014 5:33:30 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 3, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses...
  • 'Security Breaches 'R Us'

    10/03/2014 8:47:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Michael Barone
    The White House sprayed by bullets. A hospital guard with a criminal record and a gun the Secret Service didn't know about riding on an elevator with the president in Atlanta. The fence-jumper who made it all the way into the East Room of the White House. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson had no choice but to resign on Wednesday afternoon. She did it a week or two late, but she did the right thing. The vaunted federal agency -- whose core duty is to protect the president of the United States, his family and his home - has become...
  • In Secret Service, Some Blacks See a Flawed Shield for the President

    10/03/2014 4:57:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in...
  • Fired Secret Service director’s strategy for the agency: “We need to be more like Disney World”

    10/02/2014 7:49:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Whole lotta lefty hacks out there today grumbling that the axe fell quickly for Julia Pierson only because she’s a woman. Supposedly, there’s a “glass cliff” phenomenon at work in which women executives are brought in to clean up a man’s mess and then, if they haven’t done it in some impossibly limited timeframe, they’re unfairly purged. Three problems with that. One: Per Ian Tuttle, Pierson wasn’t the first choice for the job last year. A man, former agent David O’Connor, was. Setting up Pierson for sexist reasons to take the fall for a hopeless salvage operation must have been...
  • Meghan McCain: Secret Service Agents Like 'Glorified Mall Cops'

    10/02/2014 7:22:05 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 65 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10-02-2014 | Cathy Burke
    Secret Service agents are like "glorified mall cops," Meghan McCain railed Thursday in a withering blast of the beleaguered law-enforcement agency following a series of security foul-ups. The 29-year-old author and TV personality – the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona – rattled off the reasons for her utter disdain on Pivot’s "TakePart Live." A video was posted on The Hill. "One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don't think that's terribly far off," she said. "I found them cliquey, I hated all of them, I had really bad experiences, and...
  • Elaborate video shows entire security breach at White House, source says

    10/02/2014 5:16:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/2014 | Faith Karimi
    A man who jumped the White House fence allegedly knocked over a female officer at the mansion's double doors before he dashed into the ornate East Room. An inquiry continues into how Omar Gonzalez, 42, made it into the White House. Investigators are looking through an elaborate closed-circuit video system showing the entire incident, a Secret Service source told CNN. Authorities said the Iraq war veteran had a knife in his pocket when he ran into the White House, where he was later subdued after a wild chase. The officer he met at the doorway got up, chased him and...
  • IS Exclusive: Secret Service Agent Leaked President’s Campaign Stops

    10/02/2014 5:04:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    InsideSources ^ | October 1, 2014 | Shawn McCoy
    As scandal continues to envelop the Secret Service, InsideSources has learned of a security failure leading up to the 2012 election. Multiple sources inside the Romney presidential campaign confirm that a Secret Service agent provided details of President Obama’s schedule several days prior to the President’s campaign stops becoming public. While sources involved in other presidential campaigns tell InsideSources that Secret Service detail assigned to each campaign will sometimes disclose private and personal information about those they are assigned to protect to opposing campaign staff, this instance in particular is very revealing of failures inside the Secret Service. In the...
  • Ousted Secret Service chief was 'sandbagged' by agents who thought she 'was a joke from Day One'

    10/02/2014 4:18:27 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 76 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 2 October 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    A former Secret Service agent told MailOnline that rank-and-file thought Julia Pierson 'was a joke from Day One' Secret Service supervisor said 'she doesn't know anything about security planning in a post-9/11 world' Another said she discussed making the elite corps that guards the president and his family 'more like Disney World' and 'more friendly' She shrunk the White House's countersurveillance force and reduced numbers of uniformed agents who guard the mansion's perimeter 'Cutting down the size of the White House perimeter detail was a morale-killer and I think it came back to bite her,' he said
  • SS detail isn't what's wrong w/WH-real scandal is a Prez complacent about protecting Americans

    10/02/2014 1:41:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2014 | Piers Morgan, editor-at-large
    President Obama this week committed professional suicide. Let me explain. There is a theory in politics that once a leader has fired 50 or more people from his or her administration, he or she is finished. The reason being that by creating so many enemies ‘outside the tent’, the tent itself becomes too deluged with poisonous bile to avoid sinking into a quagmire of back-stabbing ignominy. Obama went a lot further than firing 50 people. He managed to single-handedly alienate 200,000 employees in the American intelligence agencies by going on 60 Minutes and ruthlessly chucking them all under a bus...
  • The reporter who brought down the Secret Service's director

    10/02/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Liz Goodwin
    Behind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who has been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years. Carol Leonnig, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who has worked at The Washington Post for nearly 15 years, has broken almost every single story on the agency, a series of shocking reports that on Wednesday resulted in the abrupt resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. (Pierson called the resignation “painful.”) In less than a week, Leonnig uncovered three scandals that pushed the agency’s first female leader out the door. First,...
  • Secret Service

    10/02/2014 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Rich Galen
    The United States Secret Service (USSS) is in a slump. The Secret Service used to be part of the Treasury Department. That was because, when the Service was established in 1865, "one-third to one-half" of all currency in circulation in the United States was counterfeit. What with this being just three months after the end of the Civil War, and all, the Secret Service's job was to put a stop to that. Presidential protection began as an "informal" part of the Service's duties in 1894 in President Grover Cleveland's second (and, as you remember, non-consecutive) term. The Secret Service...
  • I was told attendance was optional. And that we’d be marked on the curve.

    10/02/2014 5:53:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-2-2014 | MOTUS
    I see where everyone is getting all wee-weed up about Big Guy missing 60% of his daily intelligence briefings – what gives? It hasn’t been August for over a month now. Anyway, it sounds like much ado about nothing, right? I mean, just because he missed the meeting that discussed the double-agent status of Anwar al-Awlaki before ordering his whacking-by-drone doesn’t mean that Awlaki didn’t deserve to be whacked. (Sorry about the collateral damage butt you know, you have to break a few eggs…)And besides, just because Barry skips 60% of the briefings doesn’t mean that he misses anything important: “You...
  • The Culture of Passing the Buck

    10/02/2014 4:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, was questioned this past Tuesday by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding lapses in Secret Service Performance. The hearing focused primarily on an incident that took place on September 19. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, allegedly jumped the White House fence, ran across the White House lawn, ran up a flight of stairs and through the North Portico door. He then allegedly entered the entrance hall, turned left and headed into the East Room, where he was tackled and subdued. A knife was allegedly found in his possession....
  • Liberian with Ebola Sneaks into White House Past Drunken Secret Service Agents [Email]

    10/01/2014 5:40:51 PM PDT · by General Smedley Bulter · 8 replies
    (This is going around as an e-mail.) Liberian with Ebola Sneaks into White House Past Drunken Secret Service Agents by Patrick Finnegan In the last two weeks, we had an African with ebola board a commercial airliner and fly right into Dallas, and apparently nobody in Congress thought this was a bad idea. Just to prove the incompetence goes double for the White House, a crazed individual proclaiming that the "atmosphere was collapsing" charged into the White House, which apparently needs a lock on the front door or at least a guard able to stop a lunatic. Well, based on...
  • New Secret Service Head Joe Clancy Personally Led Obama Security

    10/01/2014 3:43:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-1-14
    Joe Clancy, the man in charge of cleaning up the Secret Service after a series of embarrassing security gaffes, is the ideal person to lead the agency through troubled waters, a former top Obama adviser said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security named Clancy, director of corporate security for Comcast Corp., as interim acting director of the Secret Service after Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday. He retired from the agency in July 2011 after having served as special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division, a role for which he was well-regarded, David Axelrod, one of Obama's oldest friends and...
  • SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR RESIGNS

    10/01/2014 2:39:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10-1-14 | Brett LoGiurato
    Julia Pierson, the director of the United States Secret Service, resigned on Wednesday amid a rush of criticism over recent White House security breaches. "Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it," said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. "I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation." Joseph Clancy, the former special agent in charge of the presidential protective division of the Secret Service, will take over as interim director, Johnson said. Johnson also announced the formation of an independent panel to investigate...
  • Obama: Change was needed at Secret Service

    10/01/2014 2:00:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    my news 3 / AP ^ | 10-1-2014
    There could be additional changes at the Secret Service, where director Julia Pierson has resigned. A spokesman says President Barack Obama concluded that new leadership was needed at the agency. The spokesman says more people may be leaving after a review of what happened.
  • Secret Service director resigns

    10/01/2014 12:23:26 PM PDT · by pabianice · 123 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/1/14 | Geoff Earle
  • Administration Desperately Courting George Zimmerman To Replace Lesbian Secret Service Director

    10/01/2014 12:29:26 PM PDT · by IChing · 15 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/01/2014 | Donald Joy
    The following is only partly satire; the rest is pure fact. Being able to discern which is which disqualifies the reader from government employment or contracting. As the old saying goes, “desperate times call for desperate measures.” With the glaring klieg lights of harsh congressional scrutiny being thrown onto several grave and alarming security lapses around the President and First Family, a humiliated and confused Obama administration is urgently in need of expert help. So much so, in fact, that they’re now awkwardly reaching out to someone whose skill at detecting suspicious perimeter intrusion at a gated complex (not to...
  • Nancy Pelosi supports call for Secret Service chief to go

    10/01/2014 9:55:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson House should be ousted from her job, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday, agreeing with the recommendation of the top Democrat on the oversight committee. Mrs. Pelosi, the highest-ranking woman in American politics, said problems go beyond Ms. Pierson, who was put in charge of the Secret Service after a scandal involving agents who hired prostitutes in Cartagena in 2012. But Mrs. Pelosi said she accepts the analysis of Rep Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, who said he was displeased with Ms. Pierson’s leadership.
  • Long List of Breaches and Scandals for Secret Service Under Obama

    10/01/2014 9:28:16 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 1st 2014
    The Secret Service under President Barack Obama has been scarred over and over by security breaches and public embarrassments. They began under Director Mark Sullivan and continued when Obama replaced him in March 2013 with Julia Pierson, who was grilled Tuesday by House lawmakers over the latest lapses. Details of almost all the breaches and missteps were uncovered by The Washington Post. Here are the highlights: November 2009: A Washington couple, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, crash Obama’s first state dinner. The Secret Service later acknowledges that officers never checked whether they were on the guest list. A photo emerges showing...
  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Secret Service Director Julia Pierson fielded questions from furious and skeptical lawmakers after a number of serious failures by the agency to properly protect the President. Pierson started her testimony by saying she "takes full responsibility" for the failures, especially the most recent incident of fence jumper Omar Gonzales making it all the way inside the White House, but failed to answer a number of questions. Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned Pierson on a shooting incident that occurred at the White House in 2011. Pierson failed to provide adequate answers as to why that incident was first classified as simply...
  • Incompetence Running Wild Under Obama

    10/01/2014 4:59:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/30/2014 | IBD Staff
    In his first inaugural address, Obama promised that "those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account." Maybe he'll get around to that after his 200th round of golf.
  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    09/30/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 7:21 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of security when a man carrying a knife got into the White House. …
  • Secret Service follows the Obama scandal playbook

    09/30/2014 5:14:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Breitbart -- the Conversation ^ | 9-30-14 | John Hayward
    Whatever else is going on at the Secret Service, they've got the Obama Administration scandal playbook down pat, which is really depressing. 1. Lie about what happened - They not only misled the public about how far Omar Gonzalez penetrated the White House, they apparently were less than forthcoming with Congress. According to CBS News, "a congressional official told the Associated Press that Senate Judiciary Committee staffers who were briefed a week after the incident by the Administration were never told how far Gonzalez made it into the building." At today's hearings, House Oversight chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) referred to...
  • Security guard with gun, criminal record allowed on elevator with Obama

    09/30/2014 3:26:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 30, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    An armed security contractor with a criminal background was allowed in an elevator with President Obama earlier this month, according to reports , adding to a string of security breaches plaguing the Secret Service. The member of a private security firm was on an elevator with Obama during the president's trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16. The man did not comply with agents who told him to stop filming the president on the elevator. Only when a supervisor for the private security firm came over to address the situation did the agents...