Security Source Leaks Details About Bill Clinton’s DOJ-Tainting Tarmac Tango

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Former President Bill Clinton delayed Phoenix takeoff to snare ’20-25 minute encounter’ with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

An exclusive interview with a security source who was present at the unplanned meeting Monday night on a Phoenix tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lorretta Lynch has shed additional light on an unusual summit that is embroiling the AG in charges of favoritism. As attorney general, Lynch heads the Department of Justice just as it is deciding whether to proceed with charges against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server during her tenure as President Obama’s secretary of state.

“This is a head-slapping case of bad judgement”

— Howard Kurtz

The source has decades of experience providing security to government officials. The source spoke to the Observer for 20 minutes and answered follow-up questions via text message on the condition that no further details be revealed, including even gender, given the possibility of losing his or her job as an active overseer of security arrangements. This person was on-hand for the entirety of the meeting and some of its aftermath.

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According to this source, whose credentials were checked and confirmed by the Observer with sources inside both the FBI and the United States Secret Service, the attorney general was caught completely off guard by the meeting and the source dismisses suggestions that have been raised alleging that she waited there to see Bill Clinton or accommodated his request to see him. In fact, it seems from this source that it was Bill Clinton who was maneuvering for face time with the attorney general, because his plane had been scheduled to leave before hers arrived.

“Then I see Clinton walking over. His detail guys ran over to hers and said he’s coming. ‘He’s closing.’ He walked straight there to the Air Force guy at the door and next thing I know he’s going up the steps…”

“Fair is fair. I’m a conservative-leaning [person] [gender-identifying word redacted]. I don’t support anything this administration does. I don’t know much about the attorney general’s past, except she has a good reputation. But I really don’t like this executive’s office, so that said, politically, that’s where I’m at. But I just happened to be in a position to know firsthand what went down that day.”

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The FBI protects the attorney general and the Secret Service protects POTUS and there are elements from that agency that protect former presidents. According to the source, “The AG and the director each have a protective detail because they travel extensively and that duty falls to the FBI. They have a formalized unit, a detail, that lives and works out of Washington, D.C. Then there will be FBI leaders who are experts in other towns and regions who coordinate visits—someone in Chicago FBI will coordinate with the D.C. detail when the director or the AG comes to Chicago.

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So what happened here is that the FBI agents in Phoenix were in touch with the detail leaders in D.C. for the AG’s visit. Somebody from D.C. will advance the trip and liaise with the local element, who has a big SWAT team and provide everything they need so they can send only a skeletal unit with her, two people—a medic and protection. They don’t need to commit 27 people. Details include surveilling all the locations, the routes, the hospitals, safe zones; that’s all handled by [the local FBI people] [actual words redacted to avoid identifying source].”

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According to the source, the FBI agents protecting Lynch “knew former POTUS was in town and another executive was coming and knew Lynch was coming so we knew there’d be congestion. We were waiting for her plane to touch down at the executive terminal area of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor where it’s best suited to control. Clinton’s plane was on the ground already. But he wasn’t there. We had been hoping to get him out before she arrived, just to avoid too much traffic. They [their planes] were 75 yards apart. We have a procedure we do to clear [space for] a motorcade. As we were ready to receive her, I saw the other motorcade coming in—we were like, ‘great timing.’ ”

The source was being sarcastic in saying “great timing,” indicating that it would have been better logistically for Clinton’s plane to take off before Lynch’s arrived, to avoid the congestion of two motorcades on the tarmac at once. Read the rest of this entry »


Two Americas: Obama Administration Embraces Key Provision of GOP Border Security Policy ‘For White House Only’

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The fence around the White House could undergo a dramatic change with a proposal to double its height and deter jumpers from reaching its grounds.

The proposal, from the U.S. Secret Service and the National Park Service, would heighten the fence from about seven feet to nearly 14 feet. Nicole Mainor, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service, said plans include installing a new fence that promises to be “tougher, taller and stronger.”

Officials of the two agencies presented their initial concepts last week to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. The changes would require the approval of the Fine Arts Commission and the National Capital Planning Commission.

The initial reaction from the Fine Arts Commission was that members were pleased with the proposal but want to look at the design, the street view and the historical context, said Thomas E. Luebke, secretary of the Fine Arts Commission.

“It would be a big change in scale, for sure,” he said. “It practically doubles the size. The big question is, how will it look?’ You have to consider how far can you push security and have it look good.”

A proposal from the U.S. Secret Service and the National Park Service would nearly double the height of the White House fence. (Mills+Schnoering Architects)

Officials stressed that any changes are far off and construction would not likely start until 2018. No decisions are expected until summer or early fall.

The proposal also calls for putting security sensors along parts of the new fence and increasing the height of the gate where vehicles enter the White House grounds from 8 feet to about 13 feet. Read the rest of this entry »


Fence Jumper Detained at White House

Bradford Richardson reports: The White House was locked down on Thursday afternoon when an intruder jumped the fence, according to the Secret Service.

The jumper, identified as Joseph Caputo, was immediately detained.

The first family was reportedly celebrating Thanksgiving inside the mansion when the incident occurred, at 2:45 p.m.

Images shared on social media showed a man wrapped in an American flag jumping the North Lawn fence and raising his arms after he landed….(read more)

Source: TheHill


Report: Secret Service Agent Arrested in Underage Sexting Sting 

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Jordan Fabian reports: A uniformed Secret Service agent has been arrested for allegedly sending a nude photograph to someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, CNN reported Thursday. liberal-huh

“What would make you more nervous, riding on the motorcycle with me or having sex with me?”

— Secret Service agent, in one of the text messages

Delaware State Police reportedly caught the agent in a sting operation, after he allegedly sent several messages to an officer posing as a young girl.

Some of the messages were reportedly sent from the White House grounds.

The incident is the latest black eye for the Secret Service, whose reputation has been marred over the past two years by a series of scandals involving agent misconduct.

The agent requested meetings and sexual encounters with the state trooper who was posing as the girl. Read the rest of this entry »


The Appetite that Made Matt Drudge Famous: Bill Clinton’s ‘Blonde, Busty Mistress’ Sensationalized in Controversial New Book

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 reports: Ronald Kessler, a former investigative journalist at the Washington Post, writes in “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents” about the alleged affair.

“He has a blonde, busty mistress, and she’s been code named Energizer by agents. This is unofficially, but that is what they call her…She comes in to the Chappaqua [New York] home whenever Hillary leaves,” Kessler told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

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“The details coordinate to make sure they don’t cross paths. She, unlike Hillary, is very nice to the agents. She’ll bring cookies.”

In the book’s official Amazon description, it says that the woman “shows up to be with Bill every day while the likely future presidential candidate is away.”

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Kessler alleges that the marriage between Bill Clinton and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is a “scam.”

“Agents say that it’s a business relationship,” he told the talk radio station. “It’s not a marriage at all.”

“It’s a total fake, like everything else about Hillary,” Kessler added. “It’s just a big show and a scam.” Read the rest of this entry »


Congress Acts To Reign In ‘Agents Gone Wild’

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Grassley is calling for a zero-tolerance policy on soliciting prostitutes.

Congress is finally using protection after several embarrassing stories about very sexually active federal law enforcement agencies.

“The majority of federal law enforcement agents serve our nation honorably and bravely. However, in recent years there have been some episodes of agents gone wild, which raise serious concerns about the culture at federal law enforcement agencies, most notably at the Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration.”

— House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte

The Department of Justice issued a memo Friday to all justice department employees telling them not to solicit prostitutes even if they are in a country where it is legal, but Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is saying it isn’t enough.

Grassley is calling for a zero-tolerance policy on soliciting prostitutes.

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“There is no place in the federal government for employees who purchase sex,” Grassley said in a statement Monday. “This memo itself says that such activity ‘creates a greater demand for human trafficking,’ but fails to impose a sufficiently serious policy that would deter employees from engaging in this practice.  The memo is a good first step, but more needs to be done.”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte will hold a hearing Wednesday entitled “Analyzing Misconduct in Federal Law Enforcement” to get to the bottom of all the problems surrounding the Justice Department, particularly it’s employees high libido. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] House Committee: Two Secret Service Agents Shown Driving Through an Active Bomb Threat Scene After Drinking

At The Corner, Brendan Bordelon writes:

Despite the Secret Service’s refusal to provide video of the incident, House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R, Ut.) released an alternate video showing two agents driving through an active bomb threat scene after drinking, knocking over a barricade in the process.

“…Two agents suspected of being intoxicated drove through the scene, knocking over a protective barrel and passing their vehicle’s wheels within feet of the possible bomb…”

Chaffetz and his fellow lawmakers excoriated Secret Service head Joseph Clancy during a hearing on Tuesday, accusing him of trying to cover up embarrassing details of an incident that occurred outside the White House earlier this month.

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On the evening of March 4, a woman dropped a package she claimed was a bomb near the White House and fled the scene. The Secret Service first bungled the response, treating it merely as a suspicious package instead of a verified bomb threat. Read the rest of this entry »


THE PANTSUIT REPORT: Hillary Clinton is Increasingly Unpopular…

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…It’s Not Because of Her E-mails

Aaron Blake reports: Hillary Clinton’s image is worse than at any point since 2008. That’s the big takeaway from a new CNN/Opinion Research poll released late Monday. And it’s true; 44 percent now have an unfavorable opinion of her — the highest that has been since June 2008, shortly after Clinton conceded the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama.PANTSUIT-REPORT

The new poll also has the distinction of having come just as Clinton’s use of a private e-mail account during her time as secretary of state is at issue. Ipso facto, her e-mail controversy is the cause of her flagging numbers, right?

Wrong.

While these two events are temporally aligned, there is little reason to believe the e-mails have really moved numbers that much. Not only is the change from CNN’s polling not statistically significant from two polls last year, it’s also part of a long-term trend. Clinton’s numbers have been declining for some time, and the shift in the latest poll is very much in line with what we would expect.

Here’s how the steady progression looks:

The second number that people focused on in the new poll is the “honest and trustworthy” number. While 56 percent of people described Clinton thusly one year ago, it’s down to 50 percent today. Read the rest of this entry »


Secret Service Agents Investigated For Crashing Car Into White House Complex

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The Secret Service is investigating two senior agents after a car crash at the White House complex

Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback says recently appointed Director Joseph Clancy has been briefed on the March 4 incident. The investigation has been turned over to the Homeland Security Department’s Inspector General’s office.

Hoback did not provide additional details.

The agency says the two agents have been reassigned to non-supervisory, non-operational jobs. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Valerie Jarrett: I Don’t Know If Hillary Ever Sent Emails to the White House

Brendan Bordelon writes: Valerie Jarrett says she simply doesn’t know if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ever sent an email to the White House from her private account.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV on Friday, the top Obama advisor was asked if she ever received an email from Clinton – which would have appeared without the appropriate State.gov address — while the former secretary was part of the administration.

“I actually did not,” she said. “No, I did not receive an email from Hillary Clinton.”

“Did members of the administration receive emails from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State?” Jarrett was asked…(read more)

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A Former Secret Service Agent Reveals


BREAKING: Secret Service Director to Resign

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The resignation came less than a day after lawmakers from both parties assailed Ms. Pierson’s leadership and said they feared for the lives of the president and others in the protection of the storied protective agency.

“Under intense questioning on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Ms. Pierson admitted that those charged with securing the White House failed to follow numerous security protocols, allowing a man armedwith a knife to penetrate deep inside the mansion.”

A 30-year veteran of the Secret Service, Ms. Pierson was supposed to have been the one to repair the agency’s reputation after scandals that raised questions about a culture that gave rise to incidents involving drinking and prostitution during overseas trips. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] ‘Wish to God You Protected the White House Like You’re Protecting Your Reputation Here Today’

“I don’t think the Secret Service is taking their duty to protect the American president and his family at the White House very seriously. That’s exactly my point.”

From The Corner:

Representative Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) could scarcely contain his scorn for Secret Service director Julia Pierson’s evasive testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, saying “I wish to God you protected the White House like you’re protecting your reputation here today.”

“I wish you spent that time and that effort to protect the American president, and his family, like I’m hearing people covering for the lapses of the Secret Service on these several occasions. I really do.”

The Massachusetts lawmaker upbraided Pierson for her agency’s inability to stop one man, armed only with a knife, from jumping a fence and penetrating deep into the White House earlier this month. And he found her repeated justifications for the breach inexcusable.

“I have very low confidence in the Secret Service under your leadership,” he added. “I have to say that.”

“I’ve listened to your testimony very deliberately here this morning,” he said, Read the rest of this entry »


Naked Man Storms White House Security Checkpoint

IMG_3928For The Daily Caller reports: At 2:45 p.m. on the Friday before Memorial Day, a man approached the White House security gates, just in time for President Barack Obama’s 3:30 p.m. press announcement.

“I have a 3:00 p.m. meting with Mr. Obama,” he said as he handed the security officers his driver’s license.

“Sir, this is a foreign ID, we need either an American driver’s license, an international license or a passport,” the Secret Service agent replied. ”I’m sorry but you can not enter.”

The man walked away, looking slightly upset. The Secret Service continued going about their usual business of checking reporters’ IDs,  including the ID of this Daily Caller reporter, and ushering them through security.

Suddenly, the man began undressing in front of the gate, but no one noticed until he was down to his gray boxer briefs. Read the rest of this entry »


Hammered: Excessive Drinking Hours Before Duty, 3 Secret Service Agents Sent Home

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ABC News‘ Ann Compton reports: Three members of an elite counter-assault team were sent home for excessive drinking hours before President Obama was to arrive in Amsterdam, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service confirmed to ABC News.

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Secret Service personnel on official trips are prohibited from drinking alcohol 10 hours prior to duty. The counter-assault team members were drinking Saturday evening and Sunday morning ahead of a Sunday briefing – a violation of the rule, the spokesman said.

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BREAKING: Who’s Up for a Secret Service Sex Scandal?

A view of the Hay Adams Hotel, right, looking toward the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Two U.S. Secret Service officers are under investigation and have been removed from President Barack Obama's detail following allegations of misconduct, according to The Washington Post. The investigation stems from an incident during the spring at the Hay-Adams Hotel, an upscale hotel steps away from the White House, involving a senior supervisor responsible for about two dozen agents in the presidential security detail. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

A view of the Hay Adams Hotel, right, looking toward the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Two U.S. Secret Service officers are under investigation and have been removed from President Barack Obama’s detail following allegations of misconduct, according to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 18 months after a prostitution scandal in South America rocked the Secret Service, the agency in charge of protecting the president is investigating another case of suspected sexual misconduct in its ranks.

This time, two supervisory agents assigned to President Barack Obama’s protective detail have been investigated for misconduct involving sexually suggestive emails sent to a female subordinate. The alleged misconduct does not appear to involve a breach of Obama’s security.

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Report: Two Secret Service Agents Removed from Obama Detail Amid Investigation

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Two Secret Service agents have been removed from President Obama’s detail and are under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct, according to a Washington Post report.

The paper reports that two senior supervisors at the agency, Ignacio Zamora, Jr., and Timothy Barraclough, were found to have sent sexually suggestive emails to a female subordinate. The emails came to light as part of an investigation into an incident in May in which Zamora was found attempting to force his way into a woman’s room at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington to retrieve a bullet from his service weapon.

Zamora has been pulled from his position as a shift supervisor for the president’s protective division, while Barraclough has been moved to a separate part of the division.

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Why doesn’t the Left trust the law-abiding poor to own guns?

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Why doesn’t the Left trust the law-abiding poor to own guns? That question leapt to mind after reading a recent piece in Nonprofit Quarterly by my friend Rick Cohen, who hails from the Left and, on other issues, has long demanded respect for the denizens of poor neighborhoods.

His article rightly scoffed at officials at a public school in North Carolina who had the brilliant idea of providing their sixth-graders with an “enrichment exercise” that consisted of sending a man in a ski mask into classrooms with a toy gun and pretending to rob the kids.

Rick repeated a crack by the website Progressive Populist that it’s a good thing no teacher pulled out a concealed weapon to shoot the fake bad guy. That could have happened “if the National Rifle Association has its way,” because those crazies at the NRA published a report this year “calling for arming and training teachers and other school personnel.”

Rick’s sneer brought another question to mind. Why does the Left, usually so skeptical about cops and the military, trust them to have all the guns?

Does Rick not realize that, historically, American gun control laws largely targeted“ blacks in the south and the foreign-born in the north,” including Rick’s own Jewish forebears? The state of North Carolina, which draws Rick’s attention today,declared in 1840 that no

free negro, mulatto, or free person of color, shall wear or carry about his or her person, or keep in his or her house, any shot gun, musket, rifle, pistol, sword, dagger or bowie-knife, unless he or she shall have obtained a license therefor from the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of his or her county

That explains why some black men on the left, like Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy, revere the self-help legacy of

Deacons for Defense and Justice — an organization of black men in Louisiana who used shotguns and rifles to repel attacks by white vigilantes during the 1960s.

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First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

When President Barack Obama goes on holiday to the seaside things can get complicated.

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Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft.

Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.

In the air he swapped his suit and tie for khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves, while Mrs Obama wore a yellow-and-white summer dress.

Bo, the president’s Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.

It was the first time the Ospreys have been taken on holiday by a US president.

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