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I used to know a couple f Secret Service Agents many many years ago. They were sharp, professionals.
Exactly when did they trade all their agents with the Keystone Cops?

2 Secret Service agents crashed into White House barricades after attending party, report says


Two senior Secret Service agents -- one of whom is a top member of President Obama's protective detail -- reportedly drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week.

The Washington Post, citing a current and a former government official familiar with the incident, reported Wednesday afternoon that the officers on duty who witnessed the March 4 incident wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests. But the officers were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home, said the sources, who spoke to the paper on the condition of anonymity.

Witnesses reported that the car's overhead flashing lights had been activated and both agents were showing their badges to get through a section of the grounds that had been closed off due to an investigation of a suspicious package, according to the people familiar with the incident, the Post reported. The vehicle ran through security tape before hitting the barricades, which an agency official said had been set up temporarily during the investigation into the package.

The agents were identified by the paper as Mark Connolly, the second-in-command on Obama's detail, and George Ogilvie, a senior supervisor in the Washington field office.

The Post reported that Joseph P. Clancy, who was tapped by Obama to lead the Secret Service last month, directed the agency on Monday to contact the inspector general's office about taking over the case, in part because it involves such senior officials.

An administration official told Fox News that Obama was aware of the incident and supported Clancy's decision to turn over the investigation. And a Secret Service official, speaking on background to Fox News, said the two agents have been reassigned to non-supervisory, non-operational assignments.

The incident is the latest in a series of embarrassing episodes for the Secret Service, which have raised questions about the agency's leadership and ability to protect the president.

In September, a man with a knife climbed over the White House fence, sprinted to the mansion's front door and made it to the East Room. The incident led to the resignation of the agency's director, Julia Pierson. Six months before, several agents were implicated in tales of heavy drinking, one of which took place ahead of a presidential visit to the Netherlands and the other after a late-night traffic accident in Miami.

In the spring of 2012, some agents and U.S. military personnel who were preparing for a presidential trip to Cartagena, Colombia, for the Summit of the Americas hired local prostitutes and brought them back to their hotel rooms.

A total of 13 of Secret Service officials were implicated. Three employees returned to duty, six either resigned or retired and four had their clearances revoked and were removed, according to an inspector general report.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/11/secret-service-white-house-accident/
 

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Now I ask you.
If you were Secret Service and your job was to guard his and her highness, just how hard would you work?
Remember, they took the oath, all enemies foreign and domestic.
Rhetoric aside you do not want anything to happen to this President. The fall out would rip the nation apart. You'd learn the true meaning of SHTF WROL.
 

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I think it's very easy to become complacent and lazy in agencies like this. Several years ago there were a whole host of scandals involving officers of London's Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection Branch including officers posing for pictures on the Queen's throne and sleeping in bedrooms (while on duty), and accidentally discharging firearms. My personal favorite embarrassment was when the guy dressed as Bin Laden crashed Prince William's birthday party back in 2004. Think about it, for 90% of your time your standing around outside a doorway or in a guard booth. That's gotta get boring real fast.

I don't know what's going on with the USSS but the incidents over the past past 5 years have become very, very disturbing. I don't care who the president is ... all Americans should be outraged. Remember when that guy went running into the WH last fall? He apparently was able to bypass at least 3 layers of security and made it quite far into the White House before being stopped ... by an off duty agent who randomly happened upon him.
 

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I think it's very easy to become complacent and lazy in agencies like this. Several years ago there were a whole host of scandals involving officers of London's Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection Branch including officers posing for pictures on the Queen's throne and sleeping in bedrooms (while on duty), and accidentally discharging firearms. My personal favorite embarrassment was when the guy dressed as Bin Laden crashed Prince William's birthday party back in 2004. Think about it, for 90% of your time your standing around outside a doorway or in a guard booth. That's gotta get boring real fast.

I don't know what's going on with the USSS but the incidents over the past past 5 years have become very, very disturbing. I don't care who the president is ... all Americans should be outraged. Remember when that guy went running into the WH last fall? He apparently was able to bypass at least 3 layers of security and made it quite far into the White House before being stopped ... by an off duty agent who randomly happened upon him.
I had heard they're supposed to be rotated out of the President's detail every year or two just so they don't lose their edge and get comfortable.
 

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Girls just want to have fun......
 

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Rhetoric aside you do not want anything to happen to this President. The fall out would rip the nation apart. You'd learn the true meaning of SHTF WROL.
I'm not going to say anything.

Who am I kidding. yes I am.

We would miss this guy like we miss a tick from tall grass sucking our life blood out of us.

As far as what happened to the Secret Service? I present this, have we forgotten this already?

Gonzalez on Friday somehow managed to climb a fence, race across the lawn, and enter the White House's north entrance before security tackled him. President Obama and his family had left minutes earlier for Camp David.

http://theweek.com/speedreads/445824/man-broke-into-white-house-car-full-weapons-ammo
 

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I'm not going to say anything.

Who am I kidding. yes I am.

We would miss this guy like we miss a tick from tall grass sucking our life blood out of us.

As far as what happened to the Secret Service? I present this, have we forgotten this already?

Gonzalez on Friday somehow managed to climb a fence, race across the lawn, and enter the White House's north entrance before security tackled him. President Obama and his family had left minutes earlier for Camp David.

http://theweek.com/s...ll-weapons-ammo
That's my point. It's not one thing. They have been screwing up left and right. The hookers, drinking, letting the psycho fake deaf interpreter next to him.
They are seriously messed up
 

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