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  • FLASHBACK: Romney donor vilified by Obama campaign, then subjected to 2 audits

    05/13/2013 2:11:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior editor
    Just months after being slimed by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Mitt Romney supporter and businessman Frank VanderSloot was informed that he was going to be audited not only by the Internal Revenue Service, but by the Labor Department as well. VanderSloot’s saga was told by columnist Kimberley Strassel in the Wall Street Journal last July. In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as ”wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” in a post on the Obama campaign’s website. The post, entitled “Behind the...
  • Senior Secret Service Agent Who Didn’t Want to Take ‘A Bullet’ Escaped Punishments

    06/26/2017 3:01:42 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/26/17 | Susan Crabtree
    O'Grady is still on payroll, maintains security clearance and was never placed on ‘Do Not Admit’ list The senior Secret Service agent who said she did not want to take "a bullet" for President Trump did not suffer several disciplinary actions imposed on other agents and officers for allegations of similarly serious or lesser misconduct, according to multiple sources from the Secret Service community and attorneys specializing in federal law enforcement labor and employment law. Kerry O'Grady, the agent in question, was removed from her position as head of the Secret Service's Denver district in March amid an investigation into...
  • Secret Service Agent Working Trump Motorcade Run Down By Vehicle, Driver Arrested

    06/15/2017 3:57:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 61 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 6/15/17 | Breaking911 or CNN ????
    A U.S. Secret Service officer was hospitalized Wednesday night after he was struck by a car while protecting the President, according to a new report. The incident happened as the agent was working motorcade detail for President Trump who was returning to the White House after visiting Rep. Steve Scalise in the hospital—Scalise was wounded in the attack on a GOP baseball practice earlier in the day. CNN broke the story: Secret Service uniformed division officers had blocked a street for the President’s return to the White House when a vehicle tried to turn into the motorcade route near 15th...
  • Claiming ‘bullying’ by Trump over gruesome joke, Griffin says she’s standing up for free speech BARF

    06/03/2017 2:22:53 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 2, 2017 | Andrew Bahl
    Calling her firing from CNN “censorship,” comedian Kathy Griffin said in a press conference Friday that she would stand up for free speech in the face of fallout from a controversial image of President Trump she tweeted this week. “I am not afraid of Donald Trump. He is a bully,” Griffin said. While Griffin expressed remorse for posting an image of herself holding a bloody mask of Trump, she also accused Trump and his family of “bullying” her, and hit out at CNN, which on Wednesday fired her from its New Year’s Eve broadcast. Fallout from her tweet was quick...
  • Kathy Griffin apologizes for beheaded Trump photo: 'I crossed the line' (Secret Service steps in)

    05/30/2017 7:21:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 30, 2017 | David Caplan
    Comedian Kathy Griffin has apologized for a photo of herself holding what appears to be a bloody, decapitated fake head of President Trump, despite sweeping bi-partisan disapproval of the image. The photo, taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, was posted by Griffin and Shields Tuesday to their social media accounts. "I caption this 'there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his ... wherever,'" Griffin tweeted, referring to an exchange between Donald Trump and former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly during the primary season. But in an attempt to appease those who were offended by the...
  • Kathy Griffin image with beheaded Trump gets attention of Secret Service

    05/30/2017 7:42:34 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 05-30-2017 | Victor Morton
    Kathy Griffin’s picture triumphantly holding up the “bloody” decapitated “head” of a Donald Trump dummy is receiving the attention of the Secret Service. After she posted the image, numerous people on social media not only criticized her but also tagged the Secret Service, the agency charged with protecting the president and handling assassination threats.
  • Kathy Griffin image with beheaded Trump gets attention of Secret Service

    05/30/2017 5:23:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 30, 2017 | Victor Morton
    Kathy Griffin’s picture triumphantly holding up the “bloody” decapitated “head” of a Donald Trump dummy is receiving the attention of the Secret Service. After she posted the image, numerous people on social media not only criticized her but also tagged the Secret Service, the agency charged with protecting the president and handling assassination threats.
  • Kessler: Trump Making Secret Service Better

    05/04/2017 4:43:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 3 May 2017 | By Bill Hoffmann
    President Donald Trump is working to make the Secret Service more efficient in protecting himself and future commanders-in-chief, veteran investigative reporter Ronald Kessler told Newsmax TV. "Trump is transforming the Secret Service to make it an agency that properly protects the president and his family and the vice president – an agency that we can be proud of again," Kessler told host Bill Tucker on Wednesday's "America Talks Live." "It began with Trump's DHS Secretary John Kelly firing two Secret Service uniformed officers. "They were responsible for the fact an intruder was able to bum around the White House grounds...
  • Secret Service Agents Fired In Relation To Fence-Jumping Incident

    04/13/2017 5:55:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/13/17 | Kaitlan Collins
    Two Secret Service agents have reportedly been fired in relation to an incident last month when a California man scaled the fence and roamed the White House grounds for nearly 20 minutes. The two agents who have been fired had been on the job for less than a year and were assigned to guard posts located at the Treasury Building and an entrance on East Executive Avenue when 26-year-old Jonathan Tran scaled multiple fences, set off alarms and wandered around the White House for 17 minutes before anyone stopped him in mid-March. “The Secret Service review of the March 10...
  • Sources reporting that Secret Service within the White House have locked the WH pressroom, (tr)

    03/28/2017 7:37:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 102 replies
    twitter ^ | sigmasquawk
    Sources reporting that Secret Service within the White House have locked the WH pressroom, standard procedure for a suspicious package.
  • Why do White House Roof Security Dress in Black?

    03/25/2017 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Gadsden1st · 68 replies
    Vanity...Just saw shot of White House, there are 8 S. S. guards on roof. Why are they in Black? They stand out as targets. Don't they have white (Winter) camo??? Sorry for Vanity..
  • Exclusive: Secret Service braces for 'outsider' director from the military

    03/24/2017 1:06:04 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    daily mail; washington examiner ^ | March 24, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    The Secret Service is bracing for the impending appointment of a new director with a senior military rank, the first time an agency chief would come from outside the service in modern history. Agents and officers are expecting Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, a retired Marine general and former head of U.S. Central Command, to tap another general to head the Secret Service and help reform the agency and impose more rigorous and even-handed discipline, according to two knowledgeable sources.
  • Former Agent: President Trump Not Safe In White House

    03/23/2017 5:33:22 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    RR ^ | 3/22/17 | Geri Ungurean
    The worst enemies of President Trump may be his own Secret Service who have sworn to protect him. The so-called “Shadow Government” is testing the waters. Are they practicing for a real “Coup” to take President Trump out of the White House? We can only speculate at this point. But one thing is sure – something nefarious and potentially destructive is happening. This week has been an extremely embarrassing one for our nation’s Secret Service, and a scary week for the President. A total of three significant breaches of security have occurred in the past five days involving the Secret...
  • ‘Stolen’ Secret Service Laptop Was LEFT ON A MOTORCYCLE Outside Agent’s Home

    03/22/2017 7:51:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    It was reported earlier this week that a Secret Service Agent’s laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle. The laptop contained floor plans to Trump Tower, evacuation protocols and information regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Via Daily News: Authorities have been frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning. Some items stolen along with the laptop — including coins and a black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it — were later recovered. But the laptop, along with other documents described as “sensitive,” were still being sought. The thief stepped out of...
  • WHITE HOUSE FENCE JUMPER LINGERED, TIED SHOES, PEERED IN WINDOWS ... Unnoticed by Secret Service

    03/21/2017 3:07:38 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/21/17 | tmz
    The White House fence jumper who lingered on the ground unnoticed for 17 minutes was literally just hanging out in plain view with alarms blaring, and the Secret Service had no clue. Congressman Jason Chaffetz tells TMZ he met with the Director of Homeland Security and the Acting Director of the Secret Service for an hour and a half Tuesday, and his conclusion ... "It was even worse than I thought." Chaffetz says the surveillance video is shocking ... the intruder was not darting around. Rather, he was "lingering," "hanging out" on the grounds. At one point he took the...
  • The Secret Service Needs Help: Five Recent ‘Breaches’ Under Trump

    03/21/2017 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 21, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    There were a series of breaches and scandals involving the Secret Service under the Obama administration. For example, during President Obama’s first year in office, Washington couple Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed his first state dinner after getting past security. Later, in November 2011, a man with a semiautomatic rifle parked near the White House and opened fire at the building. No one was injured, but former first family member Sasha Obama was inside at the time. The Washington Post in 2014 reported that the Secret Service apparently didn’t know it happened until later. Between 2012 and 2014, there were...
  • Secret Service had removed alarm sensors from fence intruder scaled

    03/21/2017 5:00:15 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 20, 2017 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    The fence-jumper who wandered around the White House complex for 17 minutes was able to elude the Secret Service in part because the agency has taken down alarm sensors along an area of one fence that he scaled, according to two sources familiar with details of the incident. The intruder, identified as Jonathan Tran, was able to jump over three different fences, including at least one between the Treasury Department and the east area of the White House complex shortly before midnight March 10.
  • Someone stole a Secret Service agent's laptop right out of his car, but don't worry

    03/20/2017 10:15:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | Dan Calabrese
    We're sure this will be fine Hey, give them this: It’s better than getting drunk and cavorting with Colombian prostitutes. And there’s always the possibility that those were the agents assigned to the Hillary detail and the horror simply drove them to it. But you’d think - and maybe you’d be wrong - these sharpshooters with the dark glasses and the earpieces would be invulnerable to a schlocky type crime like getting your own laptop stolen out of your own car. They protect the life of the president, after all. Surely they wouldn’t let something as stupid as this happen...
  • Secret Service removes agent who didn't want to take 'a bullet' for Trump

    03/19/2017 5:53:08 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 66 replies
    The Secret Service will permanently remove a top special agent from her position after an investigation into her Facebook comments that she would rather not defend President Trump or take "a bullet" from him, but some agents are concerned she will simply be transferred to another government job. About two weeks ago, the Secret Service placed the agent's prior post — the special agent in charge of the Denver District, the top job in that office — on a list of agency openings, according to two Secret Service sources.
  • 2nd White House Fence Jumper Apprehended

    03/18/2017 11:00:45 AM PDT · by BansheeBill · 145 replies
    That other site | 3/18/2017
    Late Breaking News! Source: Secret Service has responded to second fence jumper at White House. Alarms have sounded. Dogs charge from cars. (Moments ago) Follow up: Secret Service dogs apprehend single fence jumper who is now now being questioned.