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Does Obama Have Confidence in Secret Service Chief?

by Keith Koffler on April 18, 2012, 12:30 pm

I don’t think so.

At least, any confidence he might have is contingent on what we find out.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney played the artful dodger on the question Tuesday, and apparently none of the White House press corps picked up on it.

We’re back to, “It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.”

Here’s why.

Carney was asked Tuesday, “Does the President feel that if these allegations are confirmed that the director of the Secret Service, Director Sullivan, should step down?”

He answered:

The President has confidence in the director of the Secret Service.  Director Sullivan acted quickly in response to this incident and is overseeing an investigation as we speak into the matter.  Beyond that, I’m not going to, as the President did not, speculate about conclusions that the investigation might reach, since it is ongoing.

Notice he talked only about the present tense. The question was about what would happen in the future if the allegations against the agents are confirmed.

So there IS confidence in Director Mark Sullivan.

But if these various charges are true, including a mass importation of prostitutes into the hotel where the Secret Service members were staying – with copies of Obama’s itinerary laying around and the prospect that that these agents could be bribed – I suspect there is something wrong at the United States Secret Service.

I mean, would it really be such an original ploy for a foreign adversary to try to tempt government officials with prostitutes?

Mr. Sullivan, look at Carney’s comments carefully, and be very afraid.

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Mrs Compton April 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

“Beyond that, I’m not going to, as the President did not, speculate about conclusions that the investigation might reach, since it is ongoing.”

Wish he would keep his yap shut about every ongoing investigation.

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srdem65 April 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm

MrSullivan, MrHolder, employees of the GSA, MsSolis, and a few others who have been derelict in their duties or crossed over acceptable lines should be thrown under the Obama bus.
MrO might want to hire some seasoned speech writers, too, and toss out the undergrads that are writing the drivel he spouts and repeats.

He might want to upgrade his political advisors and remove MrAxelrod, (everybody’s creepy uncle), MrMessina,( HowdyDoody clone), and the ghetto rappers that write most of the campaign’s e-mails.
These changes won’t make any difference in his bid for re-election but will make sure that no one will be offended or insulted as they are now.

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Susan April 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Bravo srdem. Excellent rant. Nothing will happen with this SS chief. He knows too many secrets. The Obamas could care less how offended or insulted we are. They flagrantly flaunt their extravagant travel, Hollywood parties, Mooch’s couture, and the opulent vacations.

According to the New York Times, Democrat party operatives have already given up on the “white working class”. Evidently the campaign is concentrating on the intellectuals, teachers unions, Hollyweirdos, the artists, and the takers. I would think these target “classes” would feel used by the Obamas, but they either aren’t bright enough to know or they have been so indoctrinated they can’t see them for what they are.

http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/the-future-of-the-obama-coalition/

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Lizzy April 19, 2012 at 3:12 am

Sadly I knew Howdy Doody and please he’s a better man by far and
a whole lot smarter:)

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GotFreedom April 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

In our opinion, the Secret Service are being demonized along with our military for several reasons.

1. Distracts from the destruction this administration continues to impose on our country and. . .
2. Making way for BHO’s “civilian” force that is as powerful as the US Military along with. . .
3. Implement Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” by:
Rules for Power Tactics–Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose–The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition–If you push a negative hard and deep enough (with the help of the lame stream media in our opinion), it will break through into its counterside–Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Don’t forget that Alinsky believed (as we are certain BHO/Ayers, etc believe) that “In war the end justifies almost any means” and we are certain that they feel they are in a war against the United States using any and every measure they can think of to destroy our republic and Constitution. Their set up of the Secret Service/Military are, again, IMO, part of their plan to undermine organizations that most Americans hold in high esteem.

Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach–Joseph Stalin–and BHO is looking to replace the SS/Military with his own private civilian forces!

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Girly1 April 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Something smells about this entire episode. First of all, why were these agents acting so blatantly careless – arguing with prostitutes over $50 bucks? Doesn’t sound like they were trying to hide anything from the guy they were hired to protect. Sounds more like ‘business as usual’. Were they just too stupid to realize that it would become an international embroglio?

Secondly, why didn’t the feckless Obama immediately condemn their actions instead of saying he would wait until all the facts were in before he got ‘angry’? He certainly didn’t wait for facts with Trayvon!

My guess is Obama is shaking in his boots because he has so much to hide…and only his guards know all of his secrets. Please, God, let the leaks begin!

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GotFreedom April 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

“My guess is Obama is shaking in his boots because he has so much to hide…and only his guards know all of his secrets. Please, God, let the leaks begin!”

Agree with you completely Girly1!

Question–if any of these folks (SS or Military) are relived from their duty, are they bound by anything “legally” to remain quiet about what actually happened?

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Sadie April 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

“The bond between our two countries is unbreakable,” Obama told Netanyahu during a White House press conference in the Oval Office. “The United States will always have Israel’s back when it comes to Israel’s security.”
March 2012

Secret Service didn’t have his back and Mr. Tough Guy, who throws word bombs… “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun” can wake up in a cold sweat every day for all I care. He now knows that “I’ve got your back” is an empty as the empty suit.

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Sadie April 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

typo… is as empty as the empty suit.

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anneinarkansas April 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

JJ Opie’s comments always make me very, very afraid.
His tongue is as forked as that of his boss.

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Girly1 April 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

@GotFreedom
“Question–if any of these folks (SS or Military) are relived from their duty, are they bound by anything “legally” to remain quiet about what actually happened?”

I am wondering the same thing. They are probably sworn to secrecy under penalty of death, especially with Obama. I would hope that there would be one brave agent who would put country before the almighty Obama…and spilll the beans…. assuming, of course, that there are beans to be spilled.

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Mrs Compton April 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Haven’t there been agents who have written books before? I seem to remember there was one on Clinton.

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MaryOhSoContrary April 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

My senses tell me there is a lot more to this story…and that this was a set up. Are we to believe that our Secret Service Dvance teams stay in such cheap hotels that the hotel personnel double as pimps? And that advance teams, in a Spanish speaking country would have language issues? And this all occurred in a country overrun by drug cartels? And for “good fun” boozy, dancing Hillary photos show up? Huh? HRC as party girl?

Something else caused this…maybe some payback (Obama’s daughter’s school travel plans in
Mexico leak? Or the Michelle is involved with an agent rumors? Or…some Secret Service types “saw” something they shouldn’t have). View this all thru the lens of Calypso Louie’s recent threatening rants (and before candidate Obama rec’d SS protection, werent Nation of Islam types his PRIVATE security detail?

This all just gets so weird and nefarious. Like if Tom Clancy wrote it, his editors would be all “now Tom…who is going to believe this?”

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GotFreedom April 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction–or so we’ve heard!!!

Have you all heard about this story–why are all these stories about “sex” coming out now–what are they up to that they are working overtime distracting us?

“Top diplomatic official ‘had sex act performed on him while on roof of Baghdad palace… and it was caught on video”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131657/Peter-Van-Buren-blog-Top-diplomatic-official-sex-act-performed-roof-Baghdad-palace.html#ixzz1sQr856e5

What’s one of their favorite sayings–never let a crisis go to waste? Watch the other hand–they are up to something IMO!

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Quintis Arrius April 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Great observation. My wife mentioned the same thing. Hooker-Secret Service Trists were common in Santa Barbara where my wife lived during RR’s tenure in the WH in the 80s. There is something else going on. Payback? Purging the service could have been done more quietly. Valerie Jarrett is all over this is my guess.

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blondie April 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Off topic,but I guess this is a very pressing issue for the White House.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/janet-jackson-super-bowl-_n_1435276.html

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Susan April 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” thinks Obama is a socialist. I think he’s worse than that, but socialism is a necessary stop on the Obama bullet train to tyranny.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/04/18/robin-leach-obama-socialist-he-whipping-racial-war-and-economic-divid

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uncle joey April 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

the bomber is safe—has always been safe. these macho dudes just released some inner tension with the local ladies. real dumb dude fighting over couple hundred bucks. careers are over. p–ssy does it again.. nooooo big deal. and these ladies certainly were not spies. at least the s.s. team did not get l–d in oval office with a young intern. the married guys will have a “short arm” inspection administered by their wives.

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creeper April 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm

There is something huge missing from this story. Think about it. We’re getting a steady drip, drip, drip of info on a scandal that even a political amateur should have been able to keep a lid on. Either Barry-O’s completely lost control of his administration or this is another smoke screen to take our attention from our depleted checkbooks.

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Lizzy April 19, 2012 at 3:20 am

Another poor Obama the victim of the dreadful people who work for him. He
can portray himself as the innocent and throw others under the bus. As so
many have said this is a drip drip of scandals so we won’t notice several really
important things. Like no budget till after the election and that is against the rules but nobody will hold him accountable he’s just a victim again nothing is
ever his fault and it keeps us from whatever he gets up to in all those empty
hours between fundraisers.

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