Skip to comments.Secret Service scandal could be bigger, lawmaker says
Posted on 04/15/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
The scandal involving at least 11 U.S. Secret Service personnel that began Wednesday in Colombia could be much larger than initially reported, a Republican lawmaker said Sunday.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), whose panel maintains jurisdiction over all federal agencies, said he had reason to believe that more than 11 Secret Service personnel were involved but never specifically explained why.
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The real problem is that if this has been going on for a while then there are clearly security breaches within the SS. How many of these could be compromised by using this personally embarrassing information against them? Kinda’ like being a closeted gay used to be.
I had always thought the Xander Berkeley part in the movie “Air Force One” as a traitor was a hyper exaggeration on the part of Hollywood, but now I’m not so sure.
Somebody wake me up if evidence of sexual assault, intimidation of witnesses, obstruction of justice, purjury, or rape surfaces.
This site has a picture;
Honestly, is anyone surprised at this scandal? Obama has empowered this type of low-life behavior. He’s had human scum in the White House (Jay-Z) and appeared at fundraisers where Cee-Lo shoots the finger and shouts out f-bombs. JFK had Pablo Casals perform, now we have the depths of humanity appear with the president. “Wha’s the bitches and hoes?”
Theoria posted yesterday that he has friend working there (what capacity?) and that the accusations are correct.
I’d like more confirmation one way or another since anyone can claim anything. Needs more verification one way or another.
You are Right!!! We need to >waterboard ALL politicians for verification of the accusations.
We already know politicians are a pack of thieving-liars. We just need verification of who they be in cohoots with.
Sounds as though whatever happened was completely out of control.
I have to wholeheartedly AGREE. He hasn't even so much as FRIED a snail, let alone prosecute anyone.
Just more political THEATRICS to stay in the spotlight.
I have several friends done there right now. Brace yourself for hotel videos of SS fondling and touching the official Colombian welcome party girls. These SS were the advanced team, their jobs were pretty much over anyway, that was one of the reasons they were partying. But, they and some of our SF guys got out of hand.
This has really pissed our Colombian friends. Total lack of professionalism. The only thing similar I can think of at the top of my head was back during the Salt Lake City Olympics some SS got arrested by local police for causing problems.
But nothing on this scale.
Totally out of control.
There was a photo in todays’ NY Post of the SS agents departing the scene. Of the four or five that were shown, none were holders’ peeps.
I suspected as much...if they were Holder’s peeps they would have covered it up.
O.K., I get it, and it is a really big deal.
But, it’s terrible lousy reporting on the part of the Wash.Post in that not one spec of the article has the slightest mention of exactly what the whole issue was really about.
Limited. He can ask to have someone removed and he (and his family) can express an interest in one of the existing Secret Service Agents within the general detail but that’s about it. If he picked a Secret Service Agent from outside the general detail there is a lot of specialized training after the person has been cleared for the job. I’d bet on it being longer than a year for an experienced Secret Service agent to get through the approval process and training to be allowed on the detail. Right now it might be easier since there are going to be some openings. Im sure the Secret Service would give a lot of deference to his desires for someone to join his detail and especially the body detail.
Time for a ‘junket’ to get at all the ‘facts’!...............