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Secret Service Agents in Obama’s Detail Sent Home from Netherlands After Night of Drinking
The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura

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 Service’s 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 president’s arrival for an economics summit.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bho44; obama; secretservice; ss; usss
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1 posted on 03/25/2014 7:00:35 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Maybe they should call it the “mixed drink assault team.”


2 posted on 03/25/2014 7:03:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: kristinn
Secret Service Agents in Obama’s Detail Sent Home from Netherlands After Night of Drinking

They are the lucky ones. ;-)

3 posted on 03/25/2014 7:04:51 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

If you had to guard that candy ass would you NOT drink? Best way to get out that detail, that’s for certain.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 7:05:43 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: kristinn

They know Satan has O’s back. No harm will come to the AntiChrist until Jesus returns...


5 posted on 03/25/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: kristinn

Hell if I had to protect that Kenyan POS or the Wookie you can bet that will lead me to start drinking


6 posted on 03/25/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: kristinn

I find that Bammy drive me to drink too.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 7:06:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

What is it about protecting this president that drives men not only to drink, but to self destruct their careers?


8 posted on 03/25/2014 7:06:15 PM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: kristinn

I have to ask......I wonder how many of those agents are in the detail because of “affirmative action”.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 7:06:15 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: kristinn

I guess to work for an a-hole you have to be an a-hole...


10 posted on 03/25/2014 7:06:50 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: kristinn

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?


11 posted on 03/25/2014 7:06:54 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: kristinn

In Amsterdam, I suspect they were ‘partaking’ in more than just alcohol.


12 posted on 03/25/2014 7:07:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

You have to wonder what he saw or heard that would compel him to drink himself into oblivion... Now, he is scarred forever.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 7:08:11 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: kristinn

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.

Right?


15 posted on 03/25/2014 7:08:18 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: kristinn

So now his entourage is down to 897?


16 posted on 03/25/2014 7:08:29 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: kristinn

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.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kristinn

Excellent. That means his Highness’ entourage is down to, what?, 87, and we save a few bucks.


18 posted on 03/25/2014 7:09:05 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: kristinn

Our tax dollar at work


19 posted on 03/25/2014 7:09:44 PM PDT by make no mistake
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To: dfwgator

“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.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 7:11:09 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: stranger and pilgrim

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.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 7:11:19 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: kristinn

I would be drinking my butt off too if I had to take the bullet for that idiot.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 7:11:52 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: PghBaldy

Anyone who respects the Constitution would not accept the responsibility of protecting an imposter.


23 posted on 03/25/2014 7:12:05 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: babygene

Care to elaborate?


24 posted on 03/25/2014 7:12:18 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: kristinn

another nauseating example of ‘fundamental transformation’. smh


25 posted on 03/25/2014 7:13:01 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: kristinn

This is more about how all of our institutions have taken a dump under Obama.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 7:14:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: All

Surprised no one questioning whether Putin agents slipped agent a mickie to embarrass Obama.


27 posted on 03/25/2014 7:15:46 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This isn’t the first time.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/04/26/secret-service-scandal-expands-to-el-salvador-brazil-prostitute-sues/


29 posted on 03/25/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: kristinn

Are they White?

In another instance, the Whites were sent home, although the culprit(s) was Black.


30 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: PghBaldy
What is happening with the Secret Service under Dear Leader? This used to be an organization that commanded respect, or so I thought.

Really?

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?

31 posted on 03/25/2014 7:22:11 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: ansel12
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?

The quality of government hires, at all levels, does seem to have changed a bit in recent years.

32 posted on 03/25/2014 7:22:53 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Robwin
His entourage numbers 900 for the session....now 897 and counting down (a few more heads will roll because of this).

Leni

33 posted on 03/25/2014 7:24:47 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: napscoordinator; stranger and pilgrim
One of them was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said.

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

"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.

34 posted on 03/25/2014 7:25:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kristinn
Surprised no one questioning whether Putin agents slipped agent a mickie to embarrass Obama.

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.

35 posted on 03/25/2014 7:27:36 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: kristinn

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So who added something to their drinks when they weren’t looking?

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36 posted on 03/25/2014 7:29:04 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: jonascord

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.


38 posted on 03/25/2014 7:31:08 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: kristinn

Obama sons? Or suicidal despair?


39 posted on 03/25/2014 7:34:45 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: kristinn

Sorry if i was on the detail i’d been doing the same


40 posted on 03/25/2014 7:37:02 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: kristinn

They should have just smoked some dope or did some cocaine with the Big Choomer.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 7:40:07 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: kristinn

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.


42 posted on 03/25/2014 7:40:24 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

....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.


43 posted on 03/25/2014 7:51:54 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: kristinn

Looked at FReeRepublic history and there are a lot of instances where this has happened in this President’s Administration, one that is resent :
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3088122/posts


45 posted on 03/25/2014 8:15:23 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: kristinn

Maybe they were celebrating the transition phase from Obama’s Socialism to Communism (commonly called Alcoholism).


46 posted on 03/25/2014 8:27:33 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: kristinn

If I was assigned to protect the A-hole in chief I’d need a lot of drinks too.


47 posted on 03/25/2014 9:13:45 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: kristinn

Cant say I blame them.What a miserable job to protect the boy king who is hell bent on destroying this great country.


48 posted on 03/25/2014 10:25:09 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

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.


49 posted on 03/25/2014 10:28:40 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: doc1019

“Care to elaborate?”

No


50 posted on 03/25/2014 10:55:57 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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