the above is about S S Agent Abraham Bolden. (the FIRST African-American ever appointed to the White House Detail .)




Recently some Warren Commission Defenders said that there was NO Rule against Secret Service Men Drinking while on Travel Duty.

<justme1952@gmail.com> wrote in message
On Sep 7, 5:58 pm, Gil Jesus <gjjm...@aol.com> wrote:
> Joey:
> 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 Department.



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 folks>>>(below)

Mr. Rowley was Head of the Secret Service.

Here is CE 1018 from Volume XVIII page 665.


POOR OLD justme! ! !


Secret Service: Three leaving over Colombia incident

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By David Jackson, USA TODAY

Updated 7m ago

President Obama and Secret Service agents


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Update: Three Secret Service members are leaving the agency over the Colombia prostitution scandal.

One retired, one resigned, and one was "removed for cause," the agency said in a statement.

"Although 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.

"The 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."

As for three who are leaving, Morrissey said:

-- One 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 represented
by private legal counsel.
-- A third non-supervisory employee has resigned.

Morrissey also stated:

The Secret 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.

Since these 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.

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The New York Times has found the Colombian prostitute who protested the amount of payment from a member of the Secret Service.

The woman said the Secret Service person "offered $30 for services she thought they had agreed were worth 25 times that," the Times reported.

That 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.

Eleven 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.

The Pentagon is investigating at least five military servicemembers who may also have been involved.

The woman said the men "never told me they were with Obama -- they were very discreet."

More from The 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 account.

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

By ,  and , Published: March 26

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 Hague.

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 CAT.

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 economic summit.

Under the 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 condition.

“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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