Questioning the Integrity of the United States Secret Service
What do you think of when you hear or see the US Secret Service? Is it the men and women who protect the President and Vice President of the United States? Or the movie version of Clint Eastwood as a special agent in the movie Line of Fire? Maybe it’s the events in Dallas, Texas in 1963? These are all valid scenarios of agents doing the job they are highly trained to do. They place their lives on the line every day to prevent so many unknown or unseen incidents from happening.
The Secret Service was established in 1865 as a bureau in the Treasury Department to suppress widespread counterfeiting. It was not until 1901 after the assassination of President William McKinley that the Secret Service was authorized to protect the president. It was in 1906 when Congress passed legislation and allocated funds for the Secret Service to provide presidential protection.
Their dedication and professionalism seem to be above reproach, but is it?
There have been indicators that everything is not as it seems. There are documentaries that place presidents in compromising positions and all under the watchful eyes of secret service agents.
It is no secret that President John Kennedy committed a number of sexual indiscretions and was under secret service protection when he was assassinated.
What has been a long kept secret were President Lyndon Johnson’s sexual indiscretions in the oval office and elsewhere under the watchful eyes of secret service agents.
The infamous red dress incident with President William Clinton in the oval office completely out classed his trips on the infamous Lolita Express along with other very famous and important individuals where he “ditched” his presidential protective detail leads me to believe that somehow the detail simply became invisible.
I remember soon after becoming the first lady, a Michelle Obama article bragged about her midnight trip to Walmart wearing a disguise and nobody recognized her. Was that because the secret service insured the store was completely empty of customers and staff prior to her visit?
Next President Donald Trump and the female secret service agent who refused to be on his protective detail and stated she would not put herself between him and a bullet. She was promptly given a different assignment.
Now President Joe Biden and detail protecting Hunter Biden where secret service and FBI agents inserted themselves into a situation with a handgun and permit, by a known drug user who committed a felony when applying for a permit. Details are still developing.
These are sworn law enforcement officers with the authority and responsibilities coded in U.S. criminal code Title 18 U.S.C. 3056 — Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service.
This brings my question as to how or why any of these event or incidents has been allowed to happen. I have great respect for the men and women of law enforcement but absolutely none for stupidity or unprofessional or illegal conduct by the same.
Am I the only one who feels this way? – I am the Real Truckmaster!