The problems within the Secret Service agency go far beyond the recent prostitution scandal, and pose a bigger threat than most of us realize. A very interesting and informative post.
Secret Service (SS) agents are expected to take a bullet–if necessary–for the President. But at least 11 such agents may have put the equivalent of a bullet through their careers.
That’s how many agents have been put on on administrative leave amid allegations they brought prostitutes back to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, Colombia.
They did so while arranging security for President Barack Obama’s April 14-15 visit to the city for the Summit of the Americas.
The agents’ top secret security clearances have been revoked and they have been barred from entering Secret Service facilities worldwide.
And the scandal threatens to become a major Congressional investigation.
“Well, what we’re concerned about is that failure today can lead to blackmail five, 10, 20 years from now,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R) of California, appearing on the April 16 edition of “CBS This Morning.”
“If you look at how you get somebody to do something wrong, you…
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