Skip to comments.Secret Service Agents in Obama’s Detail Sent Home from Netherlands After Night of Drinking
Posted on 03/25/2014 7:00:35 PM PDT by kristinn
Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of them was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said.
The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip, which included Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed Tuesday evening that the agency did send three employees home for disciplinary reasons and that they were put on administrative leave pending an investigation. Donovan declined to comment further.
According to two people familiar with the Amsterdam incident, the three individuals are all members of the Secret Services Counter Assault Team, known in the agency as CAT, and one was serving in a supervisory position.
The alleged behavior would violate new Secret Service rules adopted in the wake of a damaging scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, in April 2012, when a dozen Secret Service agents and officers had been drinking heavily and had brought prostitutes back to their hotel rooms prior to the presidents arrival for an economics summit.
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Maybe they should call it the “mixed drink assault team.”
They are the lucky ones. ;-)
If you had to guard that candy ass would you NOT drink? Best way to get out that detail, that’s for certain.
They know Satan has O’s back. No harm will come to the AntiChrist until Jesus returns...
Hell if I had to protect that Kenyan POS or the Wookie you can bet that will lead me to start drinking
I find that Bammy drive me to drink too.
What is it about protecting this president that drives men not only to drink, but to self destruct their careers?
I have to ask......I wonder how many of those agents are in the detail because of “affirmative action”.
I guess to work for an a-hole you have to be an a-hole...
Passed out in the hall? How does a guy like that even get INTO the Secret Service or hold on to his job, much less at that level?
In Amsterdam, I suspect they were ‘partaking’ in more than just alcohol.
You have to wonder what he saw or heard that would compel him to drink himself into oblivion... Now, he is scarred forever.
So reckless they were!
They should have stayed with the really innocent stuff:
Cruising around a big city, permitting themselves to be fellated in return for access to pricey freebase cocaine by older passive male homosexuals.
So now his entourage is down to 897?
This is strange. What is happening with the Secret Service under Dear Leader? This used to be an organization that commanded respect, or so I thought.
Excellent. That means his Highness’ entourage is down to, what?, 87, and we save a few bucks.
Our tax dollar at work
“In Amsterdam, I suspect they were partaking in more than just alcohol.”
Amsterdam is a nice city, with or without the hookers.
It was always my gateway from Memphis into Europe.
Honestly, I might get blasted for this, but I don’t see the big deal. The President was not in the country so what the heck. As long as they did their job before drinking, who cares .also as long as they are sober when the President gets there then who cares if they got sloppy drunk. Another reason why America is such a mambo pamby country.
I would be drinking my butt off too if I had to take the bullet for that idiot.
Anyone who respects the Constitution would not accept the responsibility of protecting an imposter.
Care to elaborate?
another nauseating example of ‘fundamental transformation’. smh
This is more about how all of our institutions have taken a dump under Obama.
Surprised no one questioning whether Putin agents slipped agent a mickie to embarrass Obama.
This isn’t the first time.
Are they White?
In another instance, the Whites were sent home, although the culprit(s) was Black.
What about their actions during Slick Willie's administration when they were doing legal back flips to avoid testifying about what they knew of his behavior?
The quality of government hires, at all levels, does seem to have changed a bit in recent years.
Honestly, I might get blasted for this, but I dont see the big deal. The President was not in the country so what the heck
"The heck" is are those involved in advanced teams, know codes, movement details, techniques and other sensitive information. All of which could compromise security and the way things are done. If a drunk SS agent was picked up while drunk, abducted, held for ransom, forced to talk, or just have his ID stolen etc., it would not only be a major incident/threat to security but an international incident/embarrassment...
You get it.
One would think that these people are hanging out with each other, and that they are not only aware of each other and monitoring each other to a degree, but security in general, that situational awareness and caution's about compromise are built into the work.
These are the president's security experts preparing for a presidential visit in a foreign country, security is what they do. If a movie portrayed them getting drunk and sleeping in the hotel halls, we wouldn't believe it.
So who added something to their drinks when they weren’t looking?
If you had to watch this clown and his mooch tear the white hut to hell you would drink too. There is only so much velvet art a man can look at before he losses it.
Obama sons? Or suicidal despair?
Sorry if i was on the detail i’d been doing the same
They should have just smoked some dope or did some cocaine with the Big Choomer.
What if they compromised the teleprompter?
If the teleprompter was compromised, then the president won’t know what his positions are, until after his speech is played back to him.
....yes sir!..........if the fed government stands for one thing it is NO ACCOUNTABILITY........Lerner is still getting a full retirement check and not in jail, Clinton never got thrown in jail, Hildebeast got away with murder and I could write a novel on the subject.
Also note that the 10 SS agents in the Colombian incident were “removed from their job”. That almost certainly does not mean fired.
These SS agents knew they would not be fired or held accountable..........just like everybody else, except military guys.
Looked at FReeRepublic history and there are a lot of instances where this has happened in this President’s Administration, one that is resent :
Maybe they were celebrating the transition phase from Obama’s Socialism to Communism (commonly called Alcoholism).
If I was assigned to protect the A-hole in chief I’d need a lot of drinks too.
Cant say I blame them.What a miserable job to protect the boy king who is hell bent on destroying this great country.
Sadder still that little barry bastard boy is so ______ that he really doesn’t even need a protection detail! The world has lost discernment capability.
“Care to elaborate?”