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Secret Service scandal could be bigger, lawmaker says
Washington Post ^ | 04/15/12

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hookergate; secretservice; secretservicescandal
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To: Voter#537

LOL


51 posted on 04/15/2012 11:19:49 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


52 posted on 04/15/2012 11:23:03 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: AtlasStalled

Somebody wake me up if evidence of sexual assault, intimidation of witnesses, obstruction of justice, purjury, or rape surfaces.


53 posted on 04/15/2012 11:33:53 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Nothing is more enlightening than truth. Nothing is darker than mendacity.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This site has a picture;

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/ho_lombia_twist_4oMCMx8CRfOyJhODIuCcfM#ixzz1s7vCIUn9


54 posted on 04/15/2012 11:43:23 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: AtlasStalled

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?”


55 posted on 04/15/2012 11:48:43 AM PDT by donaldo
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To: gghd; Theoria

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.


56 posted on 04/15/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah; combat_boots; Theoria

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.


57 posted on 04/15/2012 12:30:27 PM PDT by gghd (A Pro-life Palinista & a member of the NRA)
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To: gghd

Sounds as though whatever happened was completely out of control.


58 posted on 04/15/2012 12:39:46 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: spacejunkie2001
What am I missing?

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.

59 posted on 04/15/2012 1:00:52 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: little jeremiah
You can check out this thread for my postings.

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.

60 posted on 04/15/2012 1:05:17 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria
I still refuse to believe that all 11 SS men would go along with this. And what about the 5 military people involved?
The facts will come in as they want them.
61 posted on 04/15/2012 1:16:30 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Theoria

Thanks.

Totally out of control.


62 posted on 04/15/2012 1:39:47 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


63 posted on 04/15/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: printhead

I suspected as much...if they were Holder’s peeps they would have covered it up.


64 posted on 04/15/2012 3:34:54 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


65 posted on 04/15/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: kanawa

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. I’m sure the Secret Service would give a lot of deference to his desires for someone to join his detail and especially the body detail.


66 posted on 04/15/2012 7:13:27 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Steamburg

Time for a ‘junket’ to get at all the ‘facts’!...............


67 posted on 04/16/2012 6:40:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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