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calendar   Wednesday - October 01, 2014

Lady, You’re Fired

Secret Service Head Gets The Axe

metaphorically anyway. this isn’t ISIS. not yet.

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned her post Wednesday after a fence jumper gained access to the White House on Sept. 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovered other security lapses.

Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson announced the resignation in a statement. He also announced that the DHS would take over an internal inquiry of the Secret Service and that he would appoint of a new panel to review security at the White House.

Joseph Clancy, formerly a special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the Secret Service, was named Interim Director, Johnson said in his statement.

Calls for Pierson to leave her post grew after a poor performance during her testimony on Capitol Hill and another bombshell revelation that the an armed contractor was allowed to get into an elevator with the president during a recent trip to the Centers for Disease Control.

Even some high ranking Democrats had turned against Pierson, who has been in the job for fewer than two years. In an interview on Wednesday Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, where the hearing took place, said he thinks Pierson: who he referred to as “this lady” “has to go.” Cummings reiterated this stance in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “I want her to go if she cannot restore trust in the agency and if she cannot get the culture back in order,” he said.

Secret Service director testimony omits elevator incident with Obama

And Chuck Schumer, the third ranking Democrat in the Senate announced he would call for Pierson’s resignation on Wednesday as well, though that was later canceled.

Republicans had also called for Pierson to step down.

Golly, if all it takes to get fired is to have somebody jump a fence, why do we still have any employees in the Border Patrol?

(notice how CNN “forgets” to say how the armed contractor was a felon ...

An agency official confirmed the incident to CNN in which a security contractor operating an elevator at the CDC was carrying a gun in the presence of Obama and his Secret Service detail. The contractor was taking pictures of the President and otherwise behaving in an unprofessional manner, the official said. When the security worker was confronted about his behavior, it was revealed that he was armed.
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“I believe the President’s security was unnecessarily compromised,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CNN. “A convict with a gun in an elevator with the President put his life in danger. The Director should have informed the President, yet she testified she did not. Did she lie to Congress or fail to inform the President?”

... oh, no worries, it’s Ok because he was black. Not that his being armed, even on the job, was legal anywhere, much less in DC)

Right, so now we need another token to run this agency. Let’s a transgender Native Alaskan this time, how about it?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/01/2014 at 03:28 PM   
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