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    Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.

    Word of another scandal to hit the elite agency came as the president was midway through a weeklong, four-country trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia. The Secret Service said the three agents were benched on Sunday for "disciplinary reasons" but declined to elaborate.

    The Secret Service was alerted to the situation by U.S. Embassy officials in the Netherlands after hotel staff reported finding the highly intoxicated agent in the hotel, said a person familiar with the situation, who wasn't authorized to discuss the alleged behavior on the record and demanded anonymity. The other two agents were deemed complicit because they didn't intervene despite being in a position to assist the drunken agent or tamp down his behavior, the person said.

    "It wasn't like a big, crazy party," the person said.

    The three agents were part of the president's Counter Assault Team, but have been placed on administrative leave, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the disciplinary action. The newspaper said one of the agents was a "team leader.".....snip~

    http://news.yahoo.com/secret-pulls-3...W4tVVM-;_ylv=3


    Some more trouble for the Secret Service. Why is it wherever Obama goes.....people are being fired or let go. All of a Sudden Obama shows and everybody is a stickler for the Rules. Yet Obama doesn't stick to the rules himself.

    Anyway.....the Associated press says its another Scandal. What say ye?

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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.

    Word of another scandal to hit the elite agency came as the president was midway through a weeklong, four-country trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia. The Secret Service said the three agents were benched on Sunday for "disciplinary reasons" but declined to elaborate.

    The Secret Service was alerted to the situation by U.S. Embassy officials in the Netherlands after hotel staff reported finding the highly intoxicated agent in the hotel, said a person familiar with the situation, who wasn't authorized to discuss the alleged behavior on the record and demanded anonymity. The other two agents were deemed complicit because they didn't intervene despite being in a position to assist the drunken agent or tamp down his behavior, the person said.

    "It wasn't like a big, crazy party," the person said.

    The three agents were part of the president's Counter Assault Team, but have been placed on administrative leave, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the disciplinary action. The newspaper said one of the agents was a "team leader.".....snip~

    http://news.yahoo.com/secret-pulls-3...W4tVVM-;_ylv=3


    Some more trouble for the Secret Service. Why is it wherever Obama goes.....people are being fired or let go. All of a Sudden Obama shows and everybody is a stickler for the Rules. Yet Obama doesn't stick to the rules himself.

    Anyway.....the Associated press says its another Scandal. What say ye?
    I think we have a right to expect that the people who protect the President of the United States (and all the others they are charged with protecting) are above reproach and professional in every aspect of their lives.

    I hope at least the DRUNK is fired.

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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.

    Word of another scandal to hit the elite agency came as the president was midway through a weeklong, four-country trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia. The Secret Service said the three agents were benched on Sunday for "disciplinary reasons" but declined to elaborate.

    The Secret Service was alerted to the situation by U.S. Embassy officials in the Netherlands after hotel staff reported finding the highly intoxicated agent in the hotel, said a person familiar with the situation, who wasn't authorized to discuss the alleged behavior on the record and demanded anonymity. The other two agents were deemed complicit because they didn't intervene despite being in a position to assist the drunken agent or tamp down his behavior, the person said.

    "It wasn't like a big, crazy party," the person said.

    The three agents were part of the president's Counter Assault Team, but have been placed on administrative leave, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the disciplinary action. The newspaper said one of the agents was a "team leader.".....snip~

    http://news.yahoo.com/secret-pulls-3...W4tVVM-;_ylv=3


    Some more trouble for the Secret Service. Why is it wherever Obama goes.....people are being fired or let go. All of a Sudden Obama shows and everybody is a stickler for the Rules. Yet Obama doesn't stick to the rules himself.

    Anyway.....the Associated press says its another Scandal. What say ye?
    Err what does this have to do with Obama? There were also quite a number of scandals under Bush when it came to the SS..
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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    There aren't too many jobs where it's ok to be drunk and act like a fool in public when representing your employer especially in another country. Hell, my job isn't quite as important as a SS agent but I am willing to assume I'd be fired too.
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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think we have a right to expect that the people who protect the President of the United States (and all the others they are charged with protecting) are above reproach and professional in every aspect of their lives.

    I hope at least the DRUNK is fired.
    Takes a lot to be a SS agent. Don't be too judgemental. Stress is the biggest factor in alcoholism in those professions.

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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think we have a right to expect that the people who protect the President of the United States (and all the others they are charged with protecting) are above reproach and professional in every aspect of their lives.

    I hope at least the DRUNK is fired.
    If he's off duty, he should be able to do what he wants, within reason. Getting drunk, even real drunk isn't that big of a deal.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Err what does this have to do with Obama? There were also quite a number of scandals under Bush when it came to the SS..
    No one is saying it's about Obama. You jumped the gun, bro...lol!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If he's off duty, he should be able to do what he wants, within reason. Getting drunk, even real drunk isn't that big of a deal.
    Yeah I am wondering if we would have heard if this guy got drunk.....if Obama wasn't even going over there. Would they even have reported then? Especially if he was off duty. What could the others have done if he wasn't on duty?

    Why would the Associated press call it a Scandal?

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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Takes a lot to be a SS agent. Don't be too judgemental. Stress is the biggest factor in alcoholism in those professions.
    Takes a lot to be a SS agent . . . and that's why they have a lot to lose. I'll have sympathy for him if he's an alcoholic. If he's just a big ole' man-child who binge drinks? Notsomuch. And neither of us know which one he is. But even if he's an alcoholic? That doesn't mean he gets a pass. A SS agent who gets drunk on detail is worse than useless. He's a liability. A danger to his partners and to the people he protects.

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    Re: Secret Service pulls 3 agents from Obama trip

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If he's off duty, he should be able to do what he wants, within reason. Getting drunk, even real drunk isn't that big of a deal.
    I think you will find that when an agent is protecting the president, he's never off-duty. It's a huge deal. Huge. A SS agent is privy to the President's movements, security precautions being taken, schedules, etc., etc. I have no idea how you can say that. Lordy.

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