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Video: Secret Service detail pulled off presidential post to spy on foe of
Hot Air ^ | May 11 2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/11/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by PoloSec

Complete Title: Video: Secret Service detail pulled off presidential post to spy on foe of … the director’s secretary

The latest scandal at the US Secret Service goes beyond alcohol binges and unpaid prostitutes, and directly into the realm of the abuse of power. When the personal assistant of then-Director Mark Sullivan got into a dispute with a neighbor, one with restraining orders and considerably tense feelings, Sullivan ordered agents assigned to a presidential detail to shift their attention to surveillance of the neighbor. The neighbor, a 22-year employee of the FBI, tells the Washington Post that she knew she was being watched, but couldn’t believe it when told who was watching her and her family in the rural area of La Plata, Maryland:

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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.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; scandal; secretservice

1 posted on 05/11/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

You lay with dogs, you get fleas.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 12:51:24 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: PoloSec

it’s Obama’s personal government to use as he sees fit, isn’t it? And all his cronies too, right? They are in charge they can do anything they want.

Because George Bush or something.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 12:56:40 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: PoloSec
But don't you DARE call them fascists.
4 posted on 05/11/2014 12:56:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
More from the article:

"Regardless of jurisdiction, Sullivan took it upon himself to misdirect agency assets for his own personal purposes, and in the process illegally surveil a citizen who had done nothing to warrant the agency’s attention. On top of that, the assets in question were assigned to the White House, which means that the ability to protect the President, his family, and his staff was impacted in order to intimidate Sullivan’s secretary’s neighborhood foes. And on top of that, the agency knew full well that it was illegal

Even worse, the Inspector General of Homeland Security apparently knew of this abuse of power and did nothing about it

When federal agencies decide for themselves to intervene for personal reasons and get away with it, we cease being citizens under the governance of law and become subjects under the rule of whim..."

5 posted on 05/11/2014 12:59:40 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: unixfox

The woman was DOJ.....

You lie with fleas, you breed fleas

Only She that is without sin can righteously cast stones


6 posted on 05/11/2014 1:00:18 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Mr. K

It does seem like the Secret Service is not what it used to be. I used to have respect for them. It appears it is just another Obama thugocracy now.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 1:05:59 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: PoloSec

a culture of corruption directly the result of the administration’s flippant attitude regarding standards and law.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 1:23:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: lonevoice

There are Elites in the country who need the Fear of God put into them.

People have always been corruptible and corrupted but NOW our CULTURE is. Big difference.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 1:26:01 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: PghBaldy

It does seem like the Secret Service is not what it used to be. I used to have respect for them. It appears it is just another Obama thugocracy now.

Could it be exactly who is serving? Could Obama have selected the team, or someone else corrupt done the selection? I can’t believe they were always like this.

Thinking of the agent protecting the Vice President in House of Cards, hand picked and placed into the agency because he was a trusted corrupt person. (No spoilers please, I’m only a few episodes into season 2)


10 posted on 05/11/2014 1:31:20 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: PoloSec

Read carefully______ This brouhaha is 100% between Federal employees. Idiots abusing taxpayers dollars to investigate.... money they take from Main Street America to live it up in Washingtoon DC where the party never ends.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!!


11 posted on 05/11/2014 1:35:52 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PoloSec
What special kind of retard must you be to misdirect agency resources to go after a 22-year employee of THE FREAKIN' FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION?

Did they not think that'd come back to tear 'em a new ass?

12 posted on 05/11/2014 1:39:33 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Yaelle

House of Cards is a must for understanding Washington DC sleaze, corruption, power mad people and throwing around millions and billions on useless projects. It is 25% exaggeration and 75% dead on! I saw both seasons.

Everyone in it is power mad. Almost everyone even people who run ostensible charities (NGOs) to improve the 3rd world. Lust for money/sex/power is what powers Washington DC.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 1:41:00 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PghBaldy
It does seem like the Secret Service is not what it used to be. I used to have respect for them. It appears it is just another Obama thugocracy now.

JugEars gave them the green light to sink down low. Fish rots from the head down. JugEars created this atmosphere of abuse where Federal workers can free lance on the job and can do whatever the heck they want. Include the IRS and BLM

14 posted on 05/11/2014 1:48:42 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: TalBlack

I can’t argue with that.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 1:58:29 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Free Vulcan

Based on the series of scandals and disasters in the SS under Obama, you would think extra caution would be the rule. It is obvious that something has changed about the caliber of people in this agency. Corruption. Incompetence. Obama.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 2:24:15 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: lonevoice

which means that the ability to protect the President, his family, and his staff was impacted in order to intimidate Sullivan’s secretary’s neighborhood foes.....Yawn.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 2:28:39 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: PoloSec

Bookmark for social media posting.....


18 posted on 05/11/2014 2:58:20 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: PoloSec

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


20 posted on 05/11/2014 6:27:39 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: PoloSec
The latest scandal at the US Secret Service goes beyond alcohol binges and unpaid prostitutes...

You know there's a problem when they not only order up call girls on while on duty, but they have the audacity to then not pay for the prostitutes.

21 posted on 05/11/2014 6:35:11 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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