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Secret Service agents pulled off White House patrol to help protect a top official’s aide
The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2014 | Carol D. Leonnig

Posted on 05/11/2014 6:38:29 AM PDT by John W

Top Secret Service officials ­ordered members of a special unit responsible for patrolling the White House perimeter to abandon their posts over at least two months in 2011 in order to protect a personal friend of the agency’s director, according to three people familiar with the operation.

The new assignment, known internally as Operation Moonlight, diverted agents to a rural area outside the southern Maryland town of La Plata, nearly an hour’s drive from Washington. Agents were told that then-Director Mark Sullivan was concerned that his assistant was being harassed by her neighbor, the three people said.

Two agents were sent twice a day, in the morning and the evening, to monitor the home of the assistant, Lisa Chopey. The trips began June 30, 2011, and extended through the summer before tapering off in August, according to people familiar with internal shift records.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chopey; justafriend; usss

1 posted on 05/11/2014 6:38:29 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Thieves of taxpayer money. These bums should be fired.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 6:39:41 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: John W

Sounds legit.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 6:39:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: John W

Dereliction


4 posted on 05/11/2014 6:41:16 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: John W

Assistant, Lisa Chopey wink wink nod nod.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 6:43:20 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: John W
and America takes another one in the........

6 posted on 05/11/2014 6:48:46 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: John W
time to send in the TANKS!!!




7 posted on 05/11/2014 6:49:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: John W
Security concerns have been generally heightened at the White House under Obama, the first black president. He received Secret Service protection unusually early as a candidate in 2007. His wife, Michelle, has expressed worries in the past about his safety, and similar fears have been widespread among many of Obama’s African American supporters.

Oh, give me a break...

8 posted on 05/11/2014 6:50:46 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Vaduz
Assistant, Lisa Chopey wink wink nod nod.

Lisa Chopey - is that Reggie Love's screen name over at DU?

9 posted on 05/11/2014 6:59:01 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: Vaduz
Are you insinuating something?

Yes!

Monty Python Nudge Nudge Wink Wink

protect a personal friend

Biz Markie - Just A Friend

10 posted on 05/11/2014 7:00:14 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Timber Rattler
What about Obama's white half!!???
11 posted on 05/11/2014 7:12:38 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Obama declared that tank to be too modern and potentially provocative.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 7:14:06 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Timber Rattler

“”Security concerns have been generally heightened at the White House under Obama, the first black president. He received Secret Service protection unusually early as a candidate in 2007”””””””

Oh my, aren’t we special.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 7:17:02 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Army Air Corps

an ATTACK Tank to be sure!!!

Ban ALL Scarey Lookin Antique Toys NOW!!


14 posted on 05/11/2014 7:17:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: John W
then-Director Mark Sullivan was concerned that his assistant was being harassed by her neighbor

Then that neighbor gets to take care of themselves, just like the rest of us serfs.
15 posted on 05/11/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: John W

What is the cost of billable hours for Secret Service protection?

Send to Lisa Chopey.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 7:46:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: John W

Some animals are more equal than others!


17 posted on 05/11/2014 8:15:59 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: John W

I remember when Ollie North had to explain his security fence he had installed for his family under oath.


18 posted on 05/11/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They are gateway toys - they can lead to firearms ownership or even joining the armed forces.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 8:19:28 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: John W
Washington. Agents were told that then-Director Mark Sullivan was concerned that his assistant was being harassed by her neighbor

Is there any reason why the local police in that area couldn't handle this situation?

20 posted on 05/11/2014 8:22:40 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: John W
Why so much attention for this woman?

The key question in the entire article is found in the last line.

21 posted on 05/11/2014 8:23:17 AM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: John W

Interesting that the full article does not even bother to explain what caused the tension between the assistant and her shacking-up neighbors. Makes me suspect that the writer is concealing something.


22 posted on 05/11/2014 9:07:33 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Brandonmark

Yes, isn’t it curious that the writer of this piece refers to her first as a “personal friend” of the director and then as his “assistant”?


23 posted on 05/11/2014 9:09:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red
Yes, isn’t it curious that the writer of this piece refers to her first as a “personal friend” of the director and then as his “assistant”?

Bingo! I think that is indeed part of the unanswered question!

24 posted on 05/11/2014 10:07:49 AM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Timber Rattler

No kidding. Reads as if it was written by the narcissist himself. Never in my life have I seem such narcissism transfer on behalf of someone.


25 posted on 05/11/2014 10:27:49 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: John W

If any part of the Federal government isn’t corrupt, they haven’t had the opportunity to ruin it yet. I’d love to see stats on the hiring of relatives.


26 posted on 05/11/2014 10:48:47 AM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: John W

An assistant Secret Service Director being harassed? Big bad heavily armed, highly trained federal agent being harassed by a neighbor?

Oh, she’s a chick. Armed, trained, badge and gun. But it’s the new world. First the heavily armed and trained chicks had to be protected at work from words. Then the women marines had to be protected from fitness tests. Now the Secret Service’s finest is having trouble with neighbor problems.

We ain’t in Kansas no more, Toto.


27 posted on 05/11/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Army Air Corps

I remember owning ALL SORTS of .Tanks..Bombers.and gun .which of course in my early years...were toys

I have yet to takeover a country by force....


28 posted on 05/11/2014 11:33:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: csvset

Monty Python Nudge Nudge Wink Wink


29 posted on 05/11/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: John W

From what I could gather, her name is Lisa Louise Tritola Chopey, age 42, in La Plata, MD. Now gotta find a picture of this poor helpless female, lol.


30 posted on 05/11/2014 3:56:58 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: John W

She’s married to a James A. Chopey, age 44, who works for DHS.


31 posted on 05/11/2014 4:38:26 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: John W

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”


32 posted on 05/11/2014 6:17:53 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: MeshugeMikey
I have yet to takeover a country by force....

Yet! It is only a matter of time, so a friendly ATF agent will talk to you shortly.
33 posted on 05/11/2014 8:24:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
"we cant have ya postin stuff like that on the internets!""




34 posted on 05/12/2014 6:12:27 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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