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    White House Crash Signals More Trouble for Secret Service

    WHITE HOUSE—
    More details emerged Thursday in the case of two high-ranking U.S. Secret Service agents who are under investigation following allegations they smashed a government car into a security barricade at the White House after drinking at a party.

    In a story first reported Wednesday by The Washington Post, local police and Secret Service officers were investigating the discovery of a suspicious package near the White House when the agents drove through an entrance that had been closed off. Quoting unnamed sources, the Post report indicates the two agents may have not only disrupted a possible bomb investigation but possibly driven over the suspicious package that was being investigated.

    Officers on the scene wanted to arrest the agents and give them field sobriety tests, according to the Post, but supervisors allegedly intervened and ordered that the men be sent home instead — suggesting a possible cover-up.

    One of the agents has been identified as the second-ranking commander on President Barack Obama's personal security detail. The investigation is being conducted by the Homeland Security department, which oversees the Secret Service.

    "If misconduct is identified, appropriate action will be taken based on established rules and regulations," said Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary.

    "The fact that this event involved senior-level agents is not only embarrassing but exhibits a clear lack of judgment in a potentially dangerous situation," said a joint statement issued by Representative Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Representative Elijah Cummings, the committee's top Democrat.

    More here: White House Crash Signals More Trouble for Secret Service

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    Never met a group of more arrogant assholes than SS officers - although FBI officers run a close second.

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    ...the Post report indicates the two agents may have not only disrupted a possible bomb investigation but possibly driven over the suspicious package that was being investigated.
    One good point is that they seem to have proved that the suspicious device was harmless. Give the lads a medal (or a drink if they prefer).

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    ^it is only theatre after all

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    Davis, obviously you've met a few? I dealt with them a couple times. Mostly nod and grimace cats...low input boys. Professional bureaucrats. The rules are for others. Frat boys come to mind.

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    ^Yep. I've dealt with them. Your frat boy description is good. Basically quite stupid people. No imagination. Arrogant for no reason I could ever discern.

    I was once running a security detail for some folks who were meeting with the President here. We had dropped them inside, and then removed ourselves to an outer parking lot to wait. We had a couple of armored SUV's, a couple of white guys, and a bunch of Filipinos - mostly Special Action Force cops in plainclothes. Lots of shoulder-holsters and visible weapons.

    An SUV came screaming up and slid to a halt. Ken and Barbie Secret Service popped out - identical tan slacks and blue polo shirts with SS logo. Barbie: "Who are you people and what are you doing here?" Me: "None of your fucking business." Ken: "We are Secret Service officers doing a pre-survey for a Presidential visit". Me: "So what." Ken: "I demand to know who you people are." Me: "Both of you fuck off, now, or I'll have one of these goons behind me shoot you in the fucking head". (On cue, goons start stirring.....) Ken and Barbie retreat in a huff....quickly. Assholes think they carry weight outside of DC - not really kids.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Never met a group of more arrogant assholes than SS officers - although FBI officers run a close second.
    Reflective of the broader culture in which they derived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Assholes think they carry weight outside of DC - not really kids.....
    Exactly. I had a experience with a FBI sort outside the USA...same intimidation routine...I smiled at him then told him to go talk to my lawyer...he turned purple and fucked off forever...Assholes all of them.

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