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  • Once Again, President Barack Obama Calls For The Abolition Of The Secret Service

    06/19/2015 6:30:40 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/18/2015 | Jim Treacher
    Guns are evil. More guns = more crime. Get rid of guns, because bad people do bad things with guns. Now that we’ve established the ground rules, ladies and gentlemen: the President of the United States. “We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed, in part, because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.” Whether or not anything he just said is true, it’s clear that his appeal to emotion demands immediate and decisive action. That’s why, for the sake of Americans everywhere,...
  • In rush to correct screwups, Secret Service assigning new officers without security clearances

    06/10/2015 7:31:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | Dan Calabrese
    How badly the Secret Service was being run Youve got problems. Youve got a guy jumping the White House fence, running up the steps and actually making it to the stairway that leads to the residence - with a knife on him. Thats a problem. Youve got a drunk agent crashing into a White House barricade. Youve got prostitutes in agents hotel rooms . . . yeah, youve got problems, Secret Service. So you get a new director. OK. You pretty much had to do that. And then you start hiring a bunch of new agents as quickly as you...
  • Are there Uncleared Secret Service new-hires working at White House?

    06/10/2015 7:11:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    The Secret Service has had a bad couple of years, with prostitution scandals and security gaps that have embarrassed the agency — and in one instance, had an intruder running through the White House. As part of the effort to bolster security around the President, the agency has gone on a hiring spree, bringing in fresh talent to address some of the recent failures. The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig, who has reported more than a few of those failures, now reports that the rush to man the posts has resulted in agents working in sensitive areas without the proper...
  • Bomb threat: White House briefing room briefly evacuated

    06/09/2015 1:38:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    fox memphis ^ | 6-9-2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN and JIM KUHNHENN, ap
    <p>Secret Service agents interrupted a live, televised White House press briefing Tuesday to evacuate journalists after a bomb threat was called in to police. No bomb was found, the Secret Service said.</p> <p>President Barack Obama and other officials remained in the building during the evacuation, which only affected the James S. Brady Briefing Room. White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who was briefing reporters at the time of the evacuation, said later that Obama was never in any danger.</p>
  • DHS chief: Drones 'an issue' for security in 2016 race

    05/15/2015 12:32:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | May 15, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that drones will be an issue for federal, state and local security during the 2016 presidential race. Johnson made the comments in response to a question from NBC's Chuck Todd, who asked him whether the Secret Service was "panicked" about the proliferation of drones. Todd said he wondered how it would effect security at outdoor campaign events in 2016. It is definitely an issue, Johnson replied on MSNBCs Morning Joe.He then went into an anecdote about a drone flying over his head at a graduation ceremony. I was giving a commencement address a...
  • Man detained outside White House for trying to fly drone

    05/14/2015 11:03:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2015 | Kristen Holmes
    Secret Service detained a man Thursday afternoon who eyewitnesses tell CNN was trying to fly some sort of remote-controlled aerial device over the White House fence. The park on the north side of the White House has been placed on lockdown while the incident is being investigated.
  • US to add second layer of steel spikes to White House fence

    05/07/2015 9:18:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2015 12:03 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Secret Service is adding a second layer of steel spikes to the top of the White House fence to keep would-be intruders at bay, according to a proposal submitted to the National Capitol Planning Commission. The -inch long steel pencil point spikes will be snapped into place at the top of the fence and protrude outward, according to a diagram included in the proposal submitted for the Secret Service by that National Park Service. The spikes will be added to the fence along the north and south sides of the White House grounds. [] The Secret Service has been...
  • Fix the Secret Service, Dammit

    04/24/2015 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mona Charen
    We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H. W. Bush. The Secret Service itself is looking pretty broken these days. A few weeks ago, two drunken agents returning from a party drove right through an active bomb investigation outside the White House. They didn't notice that their colleagues were examining a suspicious package. In 2012, a number of agents were found to have engaged prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, during a presidential trip. At least one of the prostitutes had links to...
  • Californian arrested for trying to scale White House fence

    04/20/2015 11:33:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2015 10:48 AM EDT
    A California man has been arrested after trying to scale a White House fence, according to the Secret Service. The agency said the incident happened at 10:25 p.m. Sunday. Fifty-four-year-old Jerome R. Hunt of Hayward, California is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Washington on a charge of unlawful entry.
  • DEA Chief Explains Why She Can't Fire Agents Involved in Sex Parties Paid for by Drug Cartels

    04/15/2015 10:01:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-15-15 | Susan Jones
    Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart said she is "offended by the behavior" of DEA agents who engaged in prostitution and sex parties while working on the taxpayers' dime. But Leonhart told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday there's nothing she can do about it except to write memos stating that "these kinds of behaviors require significant discipline." If you can't fire the agents or even recommend that they be fired, "What the hell do you get to do?!" an exasperated Rep. Trey Gowdy asked her.
  • Inside Hillary's 'Very Luxurious' Van: A Bed, TV, and Lots of Leather

    04/14/2015 3:19:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-14-15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton has arrived at her first campaign stop, completing the 965 mile trip from Chappaqua, New York to Le Claire, Iowa in about two days time. Her choice of transportation? A Secret Service owned and operated van. The van, however, isn't an everyday minivan or even a full-sized van. It's a luxury vehicle outiftted with top amenities. Specifically: It's a limited edition Chevrolet Express van upfitted with a Limited SE packed by Explorer Vans company "It's very luxurious," a salesman who helped deliver this vehicle tells me on the phone. "I'd rank it up there with the best." The...
  • Toddler Gets Through White House Barricade and Onto Grounds

    04/13/2015 9:39:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Dana Hedgpeth April 13 at 11:52 AM Security at the White House was again breached Sunday after a 4-year-old toddler got through a security barrier on the property. The incident happened Sunday afternoon when security agents rushed to the north lawn with their weapons drawn and checked out the area. They discovered that the toddler had managed to climb under a temporary barrier along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House gate. The barrier looks similar to a bike rack, officials said, but is meant to keep pedestrians away. It was not immediately clear how the child got through the secured...
  • Secret Service supervisor put on leave after assault allegation

    04/09/2015 6:07:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 9, 2015
    A high-ranking Secret Service supervisor was placed on administrative leave Wednesday after a female employee alleged that he assaulted her after-hours at agency headquarters last week. The allegations come weeks after agents were accused of driving a car into a bomb-investigation scene after a night of partying. The latest incident also involved a party attended by agency employees -- the supervisor and the female employee allegedly were involved in a struggle after the party, and the sex crimes unit of the District's police department reportedly is looking into the incident. The Secret Service said the supervisor, identified as 48-year-old Xavier...
  • Secret Service manager put on leave during probe of alleged assault

    04/09/2015 12:27:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 8, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig and Keith L. Alexander
    The Secret Service has put a senior supervisor on leave and suspended his security clearance after a female employee accused him of assaulting her after-hours at agency headquarters last week, the agency said Wednesday. The D.C. polices sex-crimes unit and a government inspector general are investigating the female agents allegation that Xavier Morales, a manager in the security clearance division, made unwanted sexual advances and grabbed her on the night of March 31 after they returned to the office from a party at a downtown restaurant, according to two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the probe
  • Book: Young Chelsea Clinton Called Secret Service 'Pigs' And Told One Agent 'That's What...

    04/07/2015 9:00:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 07, 2015 | DAVID MARTOSKO and SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    Book: Young Chelsea Clinton Called Secret Service 'Pigs' And Told One Agent 'That's What My Mother And Father Call You' Stunning tale came from White House domestic help who tended to the Clintons' every need during the 1990s. Book published today is based on more than 100 interviews with ordinary non-political staff who ran America's presidential mansion One former head of the household staff said: They were about the most paranoid people I'd ever seen in my life'. Another staff member said he was fired after he helped former first lady Barbara Bush with her computer because Clintons feared he...
  • Meet the Woman Harry Reid Wants to Replace Him in the Senate

    03/28/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 27, 2015 | Andrea Drusch
    Harry Reid's favored candidate to keep his Senate seat in the Democratic column is in many ways a stark contrast with himself: a Latina prosecutor who has only run one competitive political race in her career. Yet Democrats are abuzz about former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who Reid essentially endorsed Friday. She won both of her campaigns for attorney generalincluding one in 2010 that she rendered basically uncompetitiveby more than 15 percentage points and has family lineage in state politics. Reid worked during his Senate career to promote change within his state party as its electorate grew more...
  • Bombshell police video shows Secret Service SUV hit White House security barricade...

    03/24/2015 10:23:39 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 13 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/24/15 | unknown
    Police surveillance video shown publicly for the first time Tuesday shows Secret Service agents in their government vehicle driving through the secured area and nudging a temporary barrier at low speed as it drove toward a checkpoint. The incident occurred as on-duty officers and agents investigated a suspicious package thrown near the White House on March 4 and an accompanying threat that it contained a bomb. The House Oversight Committee showed the video from the Washington Metropolitan Police Department during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy was testifying for the third time about the incident,...
  • Secret Service wants $8 million White House replica for training

    03/20/2015 3:52:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/20/2015
    Washington (AFP) - The US Secret Service has requested $8 million to build a replica of the White House for use in training agents to prevent incidents like last year's mansion intrusion, the agency's director said Tuesday. Joseph Clancy said the agency's current rudimentary training facility, in Beltsville, Maryland, is not to scale, and has "no structures, vehicle gates, lighting, or other aides to enhance the training simulations." He told a House of Representatives panel reviewing 2016 funding that his agency's budget "includes $8 million for the design and initial construction of a White House mock-up" in Maryland that will...
  • Secret Service Director Clancy Wants $8M Replica White House for Training

    03/17/2015 4:08:09 PM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | March 17, 2015
    The Secret Service would like $8 million to build a replica White House for training purposes following a string of security lapses, including one last year when a fence-jumper made it deep inside the President's residence, the Secret Service Director said Tuesday. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told a House Appropriations subcommittee that agents would be able to "train more efficiently" if they had access to a "mock-up" White House. Clancy said he'd like for the replica to be built in Beltsville, Maryland, about 20 miles from the actual White House. Clancy estimates that the design and construction of the...
  • Secret Service agents disrupted bomb investigation at White House

    03/13/2015 6:53:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | March 12, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig and Peter Hermann
    Two Secret Service agents suspected of being under the influence while striking a White House security barricade drove through an active bomb investigation and directly beside the suspicious package, according to current and former government officials familiar with the incident. These and other new details about the March 4 incident emerged Thursday from interviews and from police records obtained by The Washington Post
  • 2 Secret Service agents crashed into White House barricades after attending party, report says

    03/11/2015 4:14:00 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/11/15 | Fox News
    Two senior Secret Service agents -- one of whom is a top member of President Obama's protective detail -- reportedly drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week. The Washington Post, citing a current and a former government official familiar with the incident, reported Wednesday afternoon that the officers on duty who witnessed the March 4 incident wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests. But the officers were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home, said the sources, who spoke to the...
  • Hillary Clinton tries to end controversy over private email account

    03/11/2015 9:55:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 11, 2015 | Paul Richter, Vera Haller and Mark Z. Barabak
    "....The former senator from New York said the server had been installed to ensure digital security for her husband, former President Clinton. She said it was still guarded by the Secret Service and had never been hacked. Nonetheless, she said that last fall she approved the destruction of slightly more than half of the emails she wrote or received as Americas top diplomat during President Obamas first term because they were private and personal. The remainder were forwarded to the State Department. No one wants their personal emails made public, Clinton told reporters who packed a hallway outside the...
  • Two Arrested After Two Separate White House Security Breaches

    03/02/2015 3:23:59 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 14 replies
    NBC 4 DC ^ | 3/2/2015 | Unknown
    Updated 6 hours ago Two people were arrested in two separate White House security breaches in less than 24 hours, NBC News reported. Around 6:45 a.m. Monday, a man tried to get in through a gate that was open for construction workers who were leaving from a north side entrance of the White House.
  • Ousted No. 2 man at Secret Service lands on his feet with mystery job in Homeland Security

    02/12/2015 3:22:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    * Alvin 'A.T.' Smith ran day-to-day operations at the Secret Service while it was dragged through scandal after scandal * He resigned this week but landed a job at DHS with an investigative unit inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement * The Obama administration won't say what Smith's new title is or what his duties will be, but his transfer instead of dismissal would have been approved at the highest levels(continued)
  • Under pressure from Congress, Secret Service deputy director resigns

    02/09/2015 5:23:32 PM PST · by John W · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The Secret Service said Monday that its second-ranking official was resigning his post, a departure under pressure of one of the last remaining senior managers who had presided over a string of embarrassing security lapses in recent years. The ouster of Deputy Director Alvin A.T. Smith, which followed pressure from lawmakers who have called for fresh leadership at the troubled agency, came three days before he was scheduled to testify before a House oversight committee. He was considered one of the few people with a deep understanding of the Secret Services highly specialized mission.
  • 'Device' Discovered on White House Lawn

    01/26/2015 2:21:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/26/15
    NEW DELHI, India A "device" was found on the lawn of the White House, President Barack Obama's press secretary said Monday. Josh Earnest confirmed the discovery during a briefing on Obama's trip to India. He said the device did not pose any immediate threat.
  • 4 top Secret Service executives told to leave their posts in agency shake-up

    01/14/2015 1:10:00 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The Secret Service has decided to remove four of its most senior officials while a fifth has decided to retire, the biggest management shake-up at the troubled agency since its director resigned in October after a string of security lapses, according to people familiar with internal discussions. The departures would gut much of the Secret Services upper management, which has been criticized by lawmakers and administration officials in recent months for fostering a culture of distrust between agency leaders and its rank-and-file, and for making poor decisions that helped erode quality. Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy on Tuesday informed the...
  • 'A PETULANT CHILD: Former Secret Service Agent Blasts Obama For Blaming Service For Skipping..

    01/14/2015 1:29:47 PM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino blasted President Obamas decision to blame security concerns for his decision not to attend an anti-terrorism rally in Paris. The White House blamed security concerns for Obamas decision not to attend the March Of Unity in Paris after a deadly Islamic terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The Secret Service said that it was never asked to prepare for a presidential visit to Paris. Bongino, who served in the Secret Service under presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama before galvanizing conservative voters with recent Maryland Senate and congressional runs, told The...
  • Driver Wanted for Obama Motorcade. Novice Welcome.

    12/26/2014 10:53:43 AM PST · by mojito · 39 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/25/2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    Shortly after President Obama landed here one fall day for fund-raisers, his motorcade pulled out of the airport and raced at 80 miles per hour down an empty freeway to his hotel in the city. At the front of the procession were bulletproof black sport utility vehicles and limousines driven by Secret Service agents who had spent hundreds of hours learning how to maneuver at high speeds. Bringing up the rear were police cars with their lights flashing and a Secret Service ambulance that follows the president wherever he travels. And in between were several vans filled with White House...
  • BREAKING: Politico Story Confirms Michelle Obama Was Lying About Racist Incident At Target

    12/19/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by RummyChick · 149 replies
    gotnews ^ | 12/19 | johnson
    Michelle Obama was lying about a racist incident at her September 29, 2011 trip to Target in a People Magazine story, Gotnews.com has learned. The careful orchestrated press event occurred in Alexandria, Virginias Route 1 Target store. Obama has told two different, conflicting accounts about her Target experience. The first time she claimed she helped someone because of her height in a 2012 appearance with David Letterman. Now shes claiming there was a racist incident in People Magazine. She is also lying about having any interactions with customers. In fact, the store was under strict control by the Secret Service...
  • Secret Service Report: Build Better White House Fence To Protect The President

    12/18/2014 7:22:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 49 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 agencys headquarters here for a briefing on the Ebola epidemic. It was not only that Mr. Tates 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 Departments inspector general calls the conduct problematic, and says that the employees 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 shouldnt be surprising that Republicans are just as angry as Michelle Obama is reported to have been about the Secret Services failure to keep an intruder out of the White House, and its four-day failure to realize that a snipers gunshots hit the first familys residence. Not everybody evidently feels this way when a Republican is in the White House. The New York Times movie critics verdict on the 2006 movie: The Death of a President is, in the end, neither terribly outrageous nor especially heroic; its 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...