Skip to comments.Investigators: Secret Service use ‘problematic’
Posted on 10/21/2014 9:52:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.
The report by the Homeland Security Departments inspector general calls the conduct problematic, and says that the employees friendship with high-level Secret Service officials creates the appearance it was motivated by personal relations rather than furthering official government functions.
Although agency officials insisted that President Barack Obamas safety was not compromised, the memo notes that Obama was at the White House on at least two days that the agents were a 50-minute drive (without traffic) from the White House checking on the headquarters employee. The agents assigned to the task were from the agencys so-called Prowler unit, a rotating team of two special agents who are supposed to respond to suspicious people and situations in and around the White House and national capital area.
The inspector general, John Roth, said his office could find no legal authorization for using Secret Service agents to protect an employee involved in an unrelated private dispute.
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And why does Valerie Jarrett have a full detail, as if she were a head of state?
This is like reading Mad Magazine...What a charade...
Mad Magazine made more sense.
We live in a “Banana Republic” at this point.
Let me guess, Lois Lerner?
Maryland "Freak State" PING!
Meet the neighbors.
Because she needs it and yes its bull chit