Skip to comments.Gibbs misrepresents president’s role in assigning Secret Service protection
Posted on 05/13/2010 12:32:43 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday that President Obama does not decide who receives Secret Service protection and who does not.
That doesnt appear to be accurate.
According to federal statute, there is a small group of government officials, starting with the president, who automatically receive Secret Service protection. There are varying degrees of protection.
All other individuals who receive protectee status must be designated as such by an executive order from the president, according to the Secret Service website. The Secret Service often provides recommendations on who can or should be protected based on their own assessments.
But nothing happens without the presidents signature.
Yet Gibbs said Tuesday, The President doesnt make protectee decisions.
Protectee decisions are made at by the Secret Service, Gibbs said.
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White House press secretary Gibbs misrepresents presidents role in assigning Secret Service protection
Hopefully, this won't die. The DNC should be reimbursing the taxpayers for this protection, IMHO - if it's given, at all.
You don’t really expect Gibbs to know what he’s talking about, do you?
He knows what he’s talking about, because he’s plainly lying. But, I do expect the WH Press Corps to call him out, when he’s telling a whopper, like this one.
“The buck never got here”
What an embarassment
Robert Gibbs lied? I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. (s
“But, I do expect the WH Press Corps to call him out, when hes telling a whopper, like this one.”
I think the only ones who might call him out are anyone from Fox and Jake Tapper, that’s about it.
>> You dont really expect Gibbs to know what hes talking about, do you?
Even if he did, he couldn’t tell the truth if his life depended on it.
The list, ping
Gibbs reminds me a little of “Baghdad Bob”
“There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”
“My feelings - as usual - we will slaughter them all”
“Our initial assessment is that they will all die”
“I blame Al-Jazeera - they are marketing for the Americans!”
“God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.”
‘We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels - We have driven them back.”
He is “Beltway” Bob, with stuff tha he spouts.
So apparently Obama just signs a big stack of papers everyday without reading them while the country’s decisions are being made by someone else?
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