A Secret Service agent jeopardized President Obama’s security by leaking where the president was going to be ahead of time to the Romney campaign during the 2012 election.
According to InsideSources:
As scandal continues to envelop the Secret Service, InsideSources has learned of a security failure leading up to the 2012 election. Multiple sources inside the Romney presidential campaign confirm that a Secret Service agent provided details of President Obama’s schedule several days prior to the President’s campaign stops becoming public.
While sources involved in other presidential campaigns tell InsideSources that Secret Service detail assigned to each campaign will sometimes disclose private and personal information about those they are assigned to protect to opposing campaign staff, this instance in particular is very revealing of failures inside the Secret Service.
In the closing weeks of the 2012 campaign, a Secret Service agent was on the ground in a key swing state to coordinate security ahead of several campaign stops by the President. The agent, who was married, made advances towards a Romney campaign staff member.
A married Secret Service agent leaked the president’s schedule to impress a girl.
The real world consequence of leaking the president’s campaign schedule is that it put Obama’s life in jeopardy. If someone in the Romney campaign, which could never be described as secure or tight lipped, would have let the schedule get into the wrong hands the results could have been fatal for the president.
With each day, the Secret Service scandal gets worse. The scandal has moved beyond agency incompetence, and into political corruption. The Secret Service can no longer be considered only unreliable.
The Secret Service is corrupt. Forcing the head of the Secret Service to resign is not good enough. The agency must be rebuilt and reformed. Congress must go beyond the steps that it took to reform the Veterans Administration. Legislation must pass that will allow for the immediate dismissal of agents and managers. The Secret Service must be gutted. This president and future presidents lives are at stake.
A Secret Service agent put trying to sleep with a girl ahead of his duty to protect the president. The Secret Service is a threat to our own president. This is not a problem that can wait until after the election. Something must be done right now.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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