Does anyone find that somewhat strange, since Valerie Jarrett is simply a friend of Obama’s (and NOT an elected official)? Does anyone think there might be something seriously wrong with this?
Federal law enforcement personnel and a congressional committee are anxiously awaiting an overdue inspector general’s report that they believe may reveal the involvement of two White House advance team members in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia earlier this year.
While much of the attention in the case has focused on the actions of Secret Service personnel, multiple law enforcement and congressional sources tell FoxNews.com that investigators also discovered two White House advance team members checked in prostitutes as overnight guests at a Cartagena hotel in the days before President Obama’s April 13 visit.
“Three U.S. delegation members that stayed at the Hilton brought prostitutes back as overnight guests. One of them was ours (Secret Service) and the other two were White House staffers,” a high-ranking Secret Service official told FoxNews.com. “We knew very early that White House staffers were involved.”
Twelve of the 13 agents investigated for alleged misconduct in Cartagena stayed at another hotel, the El Caribe. Only one of those charged with misconduct had a room at the Hilton, where President Obama and the White House advance team also stayed.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in April, just days after Obama’s visit, that there was no indication any White House advance team members were involved in the prostitution scandal.
Read More at foxnews.com. By Jana Winter.
The Secret Service is operating under a new code of conduct.
The new rules prohibit agents from drinking excessively, visiting disreputable establishments while traveling or bringing foreigners to their hotel rooms.
Agents who are traveling must comply with the new policies even when they are off duty. They can’t drink alcohol within 10 hours of working, and in some cases, chaperones will accompany them on trips. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan is urging agents and other employees to “consider your conduct through the lens of the past several weeks.”
Read more at Official Wire. By Alicia A. Caldwell And Laurie Kellman, AP.
It was easy to see this coming. When the news about Secret Service agents hooking up with prostitutes in Colombia first broke, we were told that there were 11 men (some reports had it at 12) being investigated. Immediately, we heard six were kicked out and 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 other agents from other operations. The investigators already had the other Colombia Lotharios, so they demanded new names as part of the deal.
Now it looks like they got some new names.
“Now let’s talk about El Salvador”
A television reporter from Seattle has discovered that the Secret Service agents who formed the advanced security team for Barack Obama’s 2011 trip to El Salvador may have done the same things that the Colombia team did.
Reporter Chris Halsne of KIROTV traveled to El Salvador and talked to eyewitnesses about what went on during the lead-up to Obama’s official visit last year. Their revelations suggest a pattern of behavior that would be very helpful to anyone plotting to harm the president with information blackmailed out of these agents.
Halsne’s witnesses told of heavy drinking and repeated visits to a strip club with both Secret Service and US military personnel. As with the Colombia team, many of these agents took prostitutes back to their hotel rooms. This is a very serious violation of protocol because it provided the potential for a terrorist cell to access Obama’s official secret itinerary.
Worse still, one witness reports having warned the agents about the dangers of carrying on in such a manner and being told not to worry because “[we do] this all the time.”
To his credit, Halsne confirmed the report by interviewing the owner of the strip club who not only confirmed the story but added that he “ routinely takes care of high-ranking employees of the U.S. embassy in San Salvador as well as visiting FBI and DEA agents.”
The backdrop to all of this is an amazing response from Janet Napolitano, the hapless schnook who heads Homeland Security (the parent organization for our nation’s protective agencies). When she was asked about any other such incidents involving her personnel, with a presumably straight face, she said: “Over the past two and a half years the Secret Service office of professional responsibility has not received any such complaint.” Now we see what Obama saw in this slug. Keeping a straight face at a time like that is a real asset to anyone in Obama’s Administration.
Halsne claims to have the names of some of the agents involved in the El Salvador frolic. When they too are squeezed and roll, the rest of the names will pop up. This will get worse before it gets better.
Three more Secret Service employees are being forced out in connection with the prostitution scandal in Columbia, agency assistant Director Paul S. Morrissey said Tuesday evening.
Two resigned and the third had his security clearance revoked, which essentially ends his career at the agency, New York GOP Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Fox News.
In addition, two other Secret Service employees were cleared of serious misconduct, which concludes the investigation of the agency employees so far identified in the scandal.
The Secret Service has investigated a total 12 people in connection with the incident. Six others were forced out last week and one other employee was cleared.
In total, nine have been forced out and three have been cleared.
As the latest scandal ensues, ensnaring not only Secret Service operatives on Obama’s advance team, but military personel as well, I wonder why no one on the White House advance team has been implicated? The Secret Service has, since it’s inception, been charged with protecting the United States President at ALL costs, even if it meant placing their own lives on the line. The Secret Service as well as the United States armed forces have always operated with the utmost integrity. Therefore, my perspective is this:
Did our secret service agents and military members seek out the prostitutes in Columbia,or, was it the other way around? Usually, any individual that would pose a danger to a person in power, such as Obama, in a communist society would either be killed or brought down by massive scandal usually involving a sexual nature. As the United States is too advanced a culture to do any killing, I do believe that the latter applies.
In a time where Obama is truly showing his true communist colors by grabbing as much power as he can, either by executive order, czars, or regulation ,going against the United States Constitution at every turn, and weakening our country at every convenience, it is only a matter of time before he becomes concerned about those that have been chosen to protect him. Study any Marxist, fascist, or communist regime of your choice and you will see that they have had some sort of ELITE GUARD that would ensure that their dictator stays in power. I think that this is the case here as Obama certainly wouldn’t want someone who is sworn to defend and protect the US Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic, to exercise their oath and double tap him to the back of the head while he amasses more un-Constitutional power. I would really like to see who replaces these secret service agents who were fired. Will their loyalties lie with the United States Constitution or with Barack Hussein Obama? Only time will tell. Stay safe and always be aware of your surroundings.
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