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  • Fix the Secret Service, Dammit

    04/24/2015 9:28:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mona Charen
    We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H. W. Bush. The Secret Service itself is looking pretty broken these days. A few weeks ago, two drunken agents returning from a party drove right through an active bomb investigation outside the White House. They didn't notice that their colleagues were examining a suspicious package. In 2012, a number of agents were found to have engaged prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, during a presidential trip. At least one of the prostitutes had links to...
  • Colombian Hooker Flap a Microcosm of Administration's Problems

    10/10/2014 5:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In news that must have left my friends at the New York Post -- never mind the gang at "The Daily Show" -- with a renewed confidence that ours is a just and beneficent God, the White House has been caught covering up a scandal involving a Cartagena hooker. The phrase "Cartagena hooker" alone is a mellifluous gift to ink-stained wretches everywhere, but the revelation that the White House reassigned the alleged client of the aforementioned Andean call girl to the State Department's office of "Global Women's Issues" is the sort of flourish Tom Wolfe or Chris Buckley wouldn't dare...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden's Security Team Squared Off in Nantucket Melee

    06/21/2012 11:25:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Biden's Security Team Squared Off in Nantucket Melee By Jana Winter Published June 21, 2012 | FoxNews.com MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. – Getting into a barroom fight with the men who guard Vice President Joe Biden would likely get someone locked up -- unless the brawlers also happen to be on the very same security team. That's just what happened in a bloody, booze-fueled brawl that spilled out of Nantucket’s Rose and Crown nightclub while Biden and his family were spending last Thanksgiving on the island, according to police logs, notes and reports obtained by FoxNews.com. It was one of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents partied like rock stars on Obamas' Vineyard Vacation

    06/19/2012 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents partied like rock stars on Obamas' Vineyard Vacation By Jana Winter Published June 19, 2012 | FoxNews.com MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. – Long before President Obama's security detail was scandalized in Colombia and new revelations emerged last week about the Secret Service, members of the elite team earned an "Animal House" reputation at the blueblood vacation mecca of Martha's Vineyard. Local residents say wild parties, fights and late-night carousing involving Secret Service members have become commonplace in recent years at the Vineyard, a favorite getaway for the First Family and longtime destination for upper-crust members of the...
  • SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL:New Allegations Reported By MSNBC (Video)

    04/26/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff
    MSNBC SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL: New Allegations (Video)
  • Today’s new Secret Service El Salvador strip club revelations show why Obama picked Napolitano

    04/26/2012 8:50:58 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 38 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It was easy to see this coming. When the news about Secret Service agents hooking up with prostitutes in Columbia first broke we were told there were 11 men (some reports had it at 12) being investigated. Immediately we heard six were kicked out leaving; five “still under investigation.” In this case “under investigation” meant being squeezed to see if they would break and roll on their partners. Three decided to clam up and take whatever was coming instead of turning on their teammates. That left two. Any good cop knows why those two weren’t immediately fired. They handed up...
  • White House Communications Agency Under Investigation in Colombia Prostitution Scandal

    04/23/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    NextGov ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Bob Brewin
    The investigation into the Colombia prostitution scandal has broadened to include the White House Communications Agency, Nextgov has learned. Laura Williams, a spokeswoman for the Defense Information Systems Agency, which manages the White House office that provides the president with secure communications, confirmed that one individual from WHCA is under investigation, but could not provide any more details at this time.
  • White House clears staff in Colombia scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/23/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama's chief counsel has concluded that no White House staffers in Colombia were involved in wrongdoing, press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said the counsel looked into the actions of members of the White House advance team as a matter of "due diligence" and that "there have been no specific credible allegations of misconduct."
  • White House: Staff not involved in summit scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama's lawyers have concluded that no member of his White House staff engaged in improper conduct in Cartagena, Colombia. Obama spokesman Jay Carney says the White House counsel's office undertook a review as due diligence, even though there were no specific allegations of misconduct against advance White House staff.
  • Scandals sidetrack Obama campaign (Oh what a tangled web we weave.....)

    04/23/2012 7:34:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    US Politics & Policy ^ | April 22, 2012 | Richard McGregor, John Paul Rathbone
    A salacious scandal involving US Secret Service agents cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia ahead of last week’s presidential visit has overshadowed Barack Obama’s efforts to build his re-election campaign. But more significantly, the scandal, which has run in parallel with revelations of overspending by the federal government’s property agency, is further corroding public respect for the country’s governing institutions. The daily parade of details of incompetence and impropriety among Washington agencies accentuates the findings of a Gallup poll last year which found an alarming loss of public faith over the last decade in US government institutions. Only the military held...
  • Under Sandra Fluke's Logic, Secret Service Agents' Condoms Should Be Reimbursable

    04/22/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    Free Republic -- Vanity (American In Tokyo) ^ | 23 April 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Ms. Sandra Fluke is attached to an organization with high moral values, that places an emphasis on ethics, honesty and integrity. There is in fact not only a student code at Georgetown University, there also an ETHOS CODE , and there is also the history, tradition and mission statement of the Catholic university guiding certain behaviors (both on and off campus as stated and each student is to be aware of this).It is this very essence and aspect of core institutional values which "15-Minutes-of-Fame Sandra" very publicly whined about, mocked and assailed on national TV and also asserted that the...
  • Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief....

    04/22/2012 11:56:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    hinterlandgazette.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Janet Shan
    Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief & Rising Black Star in AgencyThe Secret Service officer responsible for the recall of 11 agents in a dispute with Colombian prostitutes over payment to Dania Suarez, has been revealed as Paula Reid, a rising black star in the agency. She recently became the head of the agency’s Miami office after 21 years on the force. Ms. Reid uncovered the scandal and alerted her superiors about the “egregious behavior” of the agents. Paula Reid was in Cartagena ahead of President Obama’s trip, laying the groundwork for...
  • Rep. Peter King, other lawmakers demand answers on Secret Service scandal (SS used taxpayer $$$)

    04/22/2012 12:24:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/22/12 | Newscore
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is demanding answers to 50 questions about the Secret Service prostitution scandal from agency director Mark Sullivan, according to a letter provided to FOX News Channel Sunday. In his letter to Sullivan, King asks for details about exactly who was involved in the incident; whether government money was used to purchase the services of prostitutes; and whether firearms or sensitive equipment or materials were in the agents' hotel rooms.
  • Congressman:Concern for Obama Because‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’

    04/22/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-22-2012 | Bridget Johnson
    April 22, 2012 Congressman: Safety Concern for Obama Because of ‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’ Bridget Johnson The ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on CNN this morning that there’s extra concern for President Obama’s safety seeing as how he’s around people with “guns strapped on their legs.”Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) spoke with Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” about the Secret Service scandal. Cummings and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Secret Service director Mark J. Sullivan last week asking for a full accounting of the...
  • Now WH (staff) is under suspicion -- Questions over whether agents slept with underage girls

    04/21/2012 7:40:31 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 67 replies
    ukmail ^ | 4.20.12
    The prostitution scandal which has devastated the Secret Service could be set to spread to the White House. A senior Republican has urged the investigation into what happened in Colombia ahead of Barack Obama's trip there to extend to presidential staff who were preparing for his visit. Senator Charles Grassley's comments came on the day that three more Secret Service agents who had been sent home over the incident resigned from the agency. Also on Friday, Mr Obama received a personal briefing on the state of the investigation from Mark Sullivan, director of the Secret Service. -------- Mr Sullivan visited...
  • Grassley Wants To Know If White House Aides Were Connected To Prostitution Scandal

    04/21/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 20, 2012
    Grassley Wants To Know If White House Aides Were Connected To Prostitution Scandal April 21, 2012 GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is asking the Secret Service whether members of the White House advance team are connected to the Colombian prostitution scandal, considering their “close working relationship” with federal agents. Grassley, R-Iowa, sent the letter Friday to agency Director Mark Sullivan and acting Inspector General Charles Edwards. He also asked in the letter if the Secret Service is looking at whether the White House communications office also could be involved. The scandal involving at...
  • White House fires back on Sarah Palin’s Secret Service criticism

    04/20/2012 12:27:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 20, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Sarah Palin's charge that the Secret Service prostitute scandal highlighted President Barack Obama's "poor management skills" drew a sharp rebuke Friday from the White House, where chief spokesman Jay Carney dubbed it absurd and politically motivated. "It is preposterous to politicize the Secret Service," Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. Palin and Republican Senator Jeff Sessions have in recent days charged that the scandal, coupled to the outrage over the General Services Administration's lavish spending on a convention in Las Vegas, reflect poorly on Obama. Those two controversies, as well as the tragic mass slaying of Afghan civilians, allegedly...
  • 3 more in scandal out at Secret Service

    04/20/2012 1:32:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    politico.com ^ | April 20 2012 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    At least three more Secret Service employees involved in the Colombian prostitution scandal are expected to lose their jobs Friday, as the Pentagon increased to 11 the number of military personnel it’s investigating as part of the incident. The three additional departures, confirmed to POLITICO by a federal official, bring the total number of employees to be forced out or to have quit their jobs to at least six. There are 11 members total of the Secret Service thought to be involved in the scandal, which occurred ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to Cartagena for the Summit of the...
  • Fired Secret Service agent remains eligible for up to $2.1 million in taxpayer-funded pension payout

    04/20/2012 1:37:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 20 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The disgraced Secret Service supervisors accused of engaging in a cocaine-fueled hooker party on the taxpayer dime will still cash in on lucrative taxpayer-funded pensions. Three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Barack Obama have been terminated since it was revealed that they reportedly caroused with prostitutes and drugs in Colombia. The Washington Post Thursday identified the two supervisors who have been forced out of the agency. Supervisor David Randall Chaney, 48, has been allowed to retire, while Greg Stokes, the assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division, has been fired with cause. A third low-level officer...
  • Ousted Secret Service employees identified

    04/20/2012 9:13:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/19/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Two Secret Service employees ousted in the aftermath of the Colombia prostitution scandal were confirmed Thursday by their lawyer. The employees, both supervisors, are David Randall Chaney, 48, and Greg Stokes, the assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division. Both served about two decades with the Secret Service, including substantial amounts of time with the presidential protection detail. Lawrence Berger, the general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, confirmed he is representing the two men. Chaney had been a supervisor in the Secret Service's international programs division and retired under pressure on Wednesday. His Facebook page...