the above is about S S Agent Abraham Bolden. (the FIRST
African-American ever appointed to the White House Detail .)
Abraham Bolden was NEVER CALLED TO TESTIFY.
Recently some Warren Commission Defenders said that there
was NO Rule against
Secret Service Men Drinking while on Travel Duty.
On Sep 7, 5:58 pm, Gil Jesus <gjjm...@aol.com>
> From the testimony of Inspector Thomas J Kelley of the Secret Service
> before the House Select Committee On Assassinations:
> Mr. MATTHEWS. Now, Mr. Kelley, you were aware of an investigation
> concerning special agents who were alleged to have been drinking the
> night before and the morning before the assassination?
> Inspector KELLEY. I am aware of the inquiry; yes.
> Mr. MATTHEWS. To your knowledge, were any of those agents found in
> violation of the Secret Service rules?
> Inspector KELLEY. I don't think they were found in violation of any
> Secret Service rules warranting any action. It was an area of poor
> judgment, I presume, but there was no specific violation of any rule.
> ( HSCA Vol. III pg. 327 )
> That "poor judgment" wasn't going to a bar and NOT drinking.
> They were drinking, Joey.
I don't care if they were mooning people in Macys window Gilda, read
what Inspector Kelley said. They did NOT violate any SS rules. To any
normal thinking person that means that agents are allowed to go out
and drink if they so desire. It was NOT poor judgement, if they were
OFF DUTY...they have a life too.
Only to a conspiracy needing idiot would this be interpeted the way
you are presenting it.
If they had violated the rules of the SS (if this was a rule which it
isn't) they would have been reprimanded.
Now if you want to continue with your stupidity lets see a citation
documenting that SS agents are NOT allowed to go into bars or drink ON
or OFF duty.
Inspector Kelly was from the Postal
HERE'S A SCAN OF THE APPROPRIATE PAGES FROM
Mr. Rowley was Head of the Secret Service.
Yeah! And Ruby didn't serve Booze at the
Carousel Club Right?
Here's how those Private clubs work
Mr. Rowley was Head of the Secret Service.
Here is CE 1018 from Volume XVIII page 665.
POOR OLD justme! ! !
NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN 48 YEARS>>
Secret Service: Three leaving over Colombia incident
David Jackson, USA TODAY
Updated 7m ago
President Obama and
Secret Service agents
Raedle, Getty Images
Three Secret Service members are leaving the agency over the Colombia
retired, one resigned, and one was "removed for cause," the agency said in a
the Secret Service's investigation into allegations of misconduct by its
employees in Cartagena, Colombia, is in its early stages, and is still ongoing,
three of the individuals involved will separate or are in the process of
separating from the agency," said the statement.
remaining eight employees continue to be on administrative leave," said Paul S.
Morrissey, assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service. "Their
security clearances remain suspended."
three who are leaving, Morrissey said:
supervisory employee was allowed to retire.
-- Another supervisory employee has been proposed for removal for cause, which
requires a 30-day notice, an opportunity to respond and the right to be
-- A third non-supervisory employee has resigned.
Service continues to conduct a full, thorough and fair investigation, utilizing
all investigative techniques available to our agency. This includes polygraph
examinations, interviews with the employees involved, and witness interviews, to
include interviews being conducted by our Office of Professional Responsibility
in Cartagena, Colombia.
allegations were first reported, the Secret Service has actively pursued this
investigation, and has acted to ensure that appropriate disciplinary action is
effected. We demand that all of our employees adhere to the highest professional
and ethical standards and are committed to a full review of this matter.
The New York Times has found the
Colombian prostitute who protested the amount of payment from a member of the
said the Secret Service person "offered $30 for services she thought they had
agreed were worth 25 times that," the Times
dispute "triggered a tense early morning struggle in the hallway of the posh
hotel involving the woman, another prostitute, Colombian police officers arguing
on the women's behalf and American federal agents who tried but failed to keep
the matter -- which has shaken the reputation of the Secret Service -- from
escalating," the Times reported.
Secret Service agents and uniformed officers were put on leave and placed under
investigation for the incident that occurred 48 hours before Obama arrived in
Cartagena, Colombia, for the Summit of the Americas. The Secret Service said
late Wednesday that three of the men are leaving the agency.
Pentagon is investigating at least five military servicemembers who may also
have been involved.
said the men "never told me they were with Obama -- they were very discreet."
New York Times report:
Sitting on a
couch in her living room wearing a short jean skirt, high-heeled espadrilles and
a tight spandex top with a plunging neckline, the woman described how she and a
girlfriend were approached by a group of American men at a discotheque.
In an account
that tracked with the official version of events coming out of Washington, but
could not be independently
confirmed, she said the men bought a bottle of Absolut vodka for the
table and when that was finished bought a second one. ...
A taxi driver who
picked up the woman at the Hotel Caribe the morning of the encounter said he
heard her and another woman recount the dispute over payment. When approached by
The Times, the woman was reluctant to speak about what occurred. As she
nervously told her story, a friend gave details that seemed to corroborate her
There was a
language gap between the 24-year-old woman, who declined to give her
full name, and the American man who sat beside her all night and eventually
invited her back to his room. She agreed, stopped on the way to buy condoms but
told him he would have to give her a gift. He asked how much. Not knowing he
worked for President Obama but figuring he was a well-heeled foreigner, she said
she told him $800.
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Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from
Netherlands after night of drinking
Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in
Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday
after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar
with the incident. One of the agents was found drunk and passed out in a hotel
hallway, the people said.
The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding
the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the
country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret
Service managers on the presidential trip, which included the agency’s
director, Julia Pierson.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed Tuesday evening that the
agency “did send three employees home for disciplinary reasons” and that
they were put on administrative leave pending an investigation. Donovan
declined to comment further.
The alleged incident took place in Noordwijk at the Huis Ter Duin Hotel,
where the president stayed Monday night, a White House official said Wednesday
morning. This is a resort town in the Netherlands about 15 minutes outside The
According to two people familiar with the Amsterdam incident, the three are
members of the Secret Service’s Counter Assault Team, known in the agency as
The alleged behavior would violate Secret Service rules adopted in
the wake of a damaging scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, in April 2012, when
a dozen agents and officers had been drinking heavily and had brought
prostitutes back to their hotel rooms before the president’s arrival for an
requirements, anyone on an official trip is forbidden to drink alcohol in
the 10 hours leading up to an assignment. As members of the advance team for a
presidential trip, the CAT members would have been called to duty sometime
Sunday for a classified briefing ahead of the president’s arrival on Monday.
Drinking late into the night Saturday evening and Sunday morning would have
violated that rule.
Obama landed in the Netherlands on Monday for the start of a high-stakes
week-long trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia in the midst of a tense standoff
with Russia over its annexation of Crimea. The agents involved in the
misconduct were among hundreds of U.S. personnel from the Secret Service, the
military, the State Department and other agencies sent to prepare for his
arrival and ensure his safety, including during his attendance at the Nuclear
Security Summit in The Hague with dozens of world leaders.
The president’s visit started with a brief stop at the Rijksmuseum, a
fine-arts museum in Amsterdam, with Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Obama traveled
from The Hague to Brussels on Tuesday night.
The three involved in the drinking incident were GS-13-level agents,
according to one person familiar with the investigation of the case. One of
the three was a “team leader” on counterassault, but he was not in a
supervisory position in the agency, the person said.
All three people familiar with the case requested anonymity in order to
discuss details of the ongoing investigation. Pierson traveled on Air Force
One with Obama, and she is scheduled to remain on the trip with the president
as he continues to Rome and Saudi Arabia, one of the people said.
The Counter Assault Team’s job is to protect the president if he or his
motorcade comes under attack and to fight off assailants and draw fire while
the protective detail removes the president from the area.
Two former agency employees with experience on foreign trips described the
counterassault team as one of the most elite units in the agency, responsible
for “the last line of defense” for the president. Those selected for CAT
are required to be highly skilled shooters and extremely physically fit, with
a demanding training regimen, said the two former employees, who spoke on the
condition of anonymity to describe internal operations.
There are also high expectations for personal conduct on the squad, they
said. On foreign trips, one former agent recalled, the counterassault team
often worked shifts as long as 12 hours, the former agents recalled, and
agents were expected to get rest during their time off to be in prime
“They received the best technical training in the service,” said one of
the former agents. “They were the only team constantly training — training
on assaults, on evacuations, all sorts of things. They were very squared away.
It was really difficult to get on CAT.”
In the Cartagena scandal, the Secret Service employees’ actions were
discovered when one prostitute got into a noisy dispute with agents in a hotel
hallway about an agent’s refusal to pay her fee. Colombian police reported
the incident to the U.S. Embassy there.
Obama said at the time that the agents’ behavior was unacceptable.
“We’re representing the people of the United States, and when we travel to
another country I expect us to observe
the highest standards, because we’re not just representing ourselves,”
he said in Cartagena.
The revelations in Cartagena led to the removal of 10 agents from their
jobs, multiple federal and congressional investigations, and the rules aimed
at preventing similar activity in the future. Mark Sullivan, the Secret
Service director at the time, apologized for his employees’ conduct.
Sullivan retired in February 2013 after 30 years in the agency.
Scott Wilson in The Hague contributed to this report.
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