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    New light on secret service scandal

    A newly promoted female supervisor played a big role in making a big deal out of it.
    Paula Reid, the new Secret Service boss for the South American region ... received an urgent report: A prostitute, upset because she had not been paid by a Secret Service agent, had created a disturbance in a nearby hotel, knocking on doors and yelling in the hallways at daybreak.

    ... [She] instructed her staff to swoop into the Hotel Caribe ... and inspect hotel registration records for all Secret Service employees. Reid, who had been staying at a nearby hotel, swiftly rounded up 11 agents and officers and ordered them out of the country. She alerted her superiors that she found early evidence of “egregious” misconduct involving prostitutes and set in motion the public uncovering of the most wide-reaching scandal at the agency in decades, according to government officials involved in the case.

    It fell to Reid, recently promoted to head the prestigious Miami office, to ride herd on a rowdy group of male colleagues, including two who were assigned to supervise the group, the morning after a drunken bender, according to the officials.
    And we're seeing signs that what happened here was no different from what happened routinely in overseas postings, and all that was different was that unlike previous supervisors, Reid brought the hammer down.
    Some Secret Service employees accused of misconduct in the Colombian prostitution scandal are privately contending that their conduct didn’t warrant dismissal because senior managers tolerated similar behavior during official trips, according to people familiar with the employees’ thinking.
    Remember, as many people pointed out in the original thread about the scandal, that the issue isn't about the morals sex and screwing around while traveling on the taxpayer's dime. It's about people with security clearances allowing hookers into rooms in which they were keeping classified information about the President's security arrangements and potentially opening themselves to blackmail by those hostile to the interests of the US.

    Oh, and the ultimate humiliation to the guys involved?
    there was no sexual activity because the men were so drunk that they fell asleep immediately after bringing the women to their rooms.
    Fredke commented in your thread. You won't believe what happens next!

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    hookers and blow!
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    also: first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    hookers and blow!
    Maybe a little more blow would have kept them awake long enough to enjoy the hookers.
    Fredke commented in your thread. You won't believe what happens next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    also: first!
    Fredke commented in your thread. You won't believe what happens next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredke View Post
    A newly promoted female supervisor played a big role in making a big deal out of it.
    And we're seeing signs that what happened here was no different from what happened routinely in overseas postings, and all that was different was that unlike previous supervisors, Reid brought the hammer down.
    Remember, as many people pointed out in the original thread about the scandal, that the issue isn't about the morals sex and screwing around while traveling on the taxpayer's dime. It's about people with security clearances allowing hookers into rooms in which they were keeping classified information about the President's security arrangements and potentially opening themselves to blackmail by those hostile to the interests of the US.

    Oh, and the ultimate humiliation to the guys involved?
    Ha!

    My SO and I were just listening to All Things Considered and when we heard reported that Obama had referred to the busted agents as merely "knuckleheads" on Jimmy Fallon's show my SO said she suspects that this stuff has probably been widespread (no pun) and has been going on for a long time... In other words, this incident of SS agents hooking up with prostitutes is no aberration. I told her that I think she's probably right but I would not expect the President to acknowledge such a thing at this point in time, particularly on Jimmy Fallon's TV show.

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    Not just hookers

    Quote Originally Posted by Fredke View Post
    Remember, as many people pointed out in the original thread about the scandal, that the issue isn't about the morals sex and screwing around while traveling on the taxpayer's dime. It's about people with security clearances allowing hookers into rooms in which they were keeping classified information about the President's security arrangements and potentially opening themselves to blackmail by those hostile to the interests of the US.

    Oh, and the ultimate humiliation to the guys involved?


    Nobody without an appropriate security clearance should be allowed to be in these hotel rooms for the duration of the agents' stay with the exception of house keepers who should be accompanied/monitored while cleaning in the rooms.

    BTW, I would think these rooms would be thoroughly searched for eavesdropping devices in advances of agents taking temporary residence of hotel rooms.

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    Hookers and blow... did they think they were with the GSA.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredke View Post
    brought the hammer
    Secret Service man
    Secret Service man
    In every place you stay
    Another girl you pay
    Odds are you won't have a job tomorrow
    Mandated wage laws date back to 1349.

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    Figures. An overly sensitive female with a grudge to be had towards the male gender.

    Beeyotch needs to learn her place and keep her mouf shut.
    Eff the King's Guard. Eff the city. Eff the King.

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    My nightmare is the security ring surrounding Obama is shaken up to where he becomes more vulnerable to whacko plans to take him out.

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    people who cannot hold their liquor have no right to any security clearance

    part of their vetting process should occur in bars
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

    still not figgering on biggering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredke View Post
    Remember, as many people pointed out in the original thread about the scandal, that the issue isn't about the morals sex and screwing around while traveling on the taxpayer's dime. It's about people with security clearances allowing hookers into rooms in which they were keeping classified information about the President's security arrangements and potentially opening themselves to blackmail by those hostile to the interests of the US.
    Unless the bold has been confirmed, I doubt the part about keeping classified information in the hotel rooms. That would be strictly against handling rules for classified documents as far as I know. The real risk is blackmail and social engineering the agents into revealing classified information stored in their brains.

    Classified documents can't simply be stored in each agents' hotel room unless their rules are vastly different than the norm. They can never be left unguarded unless in a certified storage location. It's much more likely that any actual printed documents were stored centrally, and probably also guarded 24/7.
    This is all publicly available information. See Section 4 in the following:
    http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/5200-1r/chapter_6.htm

    It seems most likely to me that the agents needing classified documents might have classified mobile devices instead of needing printed material. That would allow them to keep the device in their immediate possession at all times plus also have automatic lockouts during inactivity and other security features.

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