… OR ACCOUNTABLE
According to The Washington Post, two senior agents – including one of U.S. president Barack Obama‘s personal bodyguards – crashed a car into a White House barricade following a late-night party for retiring Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan.
Were they drunk? Um … we’ll never know for sure now.
Carol D. Leonnig of the Post reported that “officers were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home” even though they “wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests.”
Last October, agency head Julia Pierson resigned her post after a 42-year-old Iraq War veteran scaled the fence of the White House, ran 70 yards across the lawn and entered the building wielding a serrated knife. Three years ago, the Secret Service was dogged by “Hooker-gate,” a scandal in which agents assigned to protect Obama during a trip to Colombia, South America allegedly engaged in a drunken orgy with prostitutes.
Clearly this is an agency with some institutional issues … both with regard to bad behavior as well as a lack of accountability.