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Their job is to protect the president of the United States and up until now details about the Secret Service have been pretty much kept under wraps.
Daniel Mangini was part of Obama's protective detail for two years.
-- was a key player in -- the inauguration.
It's kind of like being baseball player in the World Series keep thinking about being a baseball player in the World Series you can stretch your self out and there's no time.
You just do the job.
That was a sneak peek at discovery -- three part documentary called Secret Service secrets.
And a man an act of joins us now former Secret Service agent Dan -- you know good morning to you sir.
Thanks everybody for the document -- starts tonight at 9 o'clock on discovery the one thing I must imagine about.
The president of the United States is there is no such thing -- spontaneity so let me ask you when the president like.
Plans a visit here to New York for date night like we talked about a year or so ago for a play.
Can you do anything spontaneous when it comes to the role of the Secret Service.
Well you have to have the president doesn't know where he's going in the jackal doesn't know where he's going and I know that potential assassin so there are some moments of slim spontaneity but the reality is.
The -- difference large either way and there's going to be some repercussions for traffic and things like that so we -- that.
We try to reduce spontaneity as much as possible by the -- the frenzy as states and if he wants to do subsidies no running out for burger that no -- there's no jumping like they said that -- retirement -- -- the most difficult part about securing.
The president -- about protecting the leader of the free world.
Crowd control definitely they're very excited there's excited seat -- president that's not really a partisan issue that goes for Republicans Democrats and a certain under three presidents.
Crowd control can be tough because people live in the moment.
-- you're looking at the present United States -- part of history and you just have to personalize it right way and look to many guys and and they get back into the moment now.
Listen to what -- saying it's thinking of personalized you have to put up a wall between yourself and the president the man -- protecting in terms of how well you get to know him.
Yes definitely not a personal relationship there's interaction and and they get to recognize familiar faces especially a lot of this -- on the detail.
But not yet it's not it's not hey how you doing how was your morning -- coffee's not that not the -- of also has secrets you learn on the job you have to take to your grave because you can't always tell your wife about your day and worker what you saw now when I went to Afghanistan.
I -- sworn to secrecy at a sign a Paper actually that no one knew when I told my wife the group told -- room on why -- something like that.
So which she was too excited as a -- things will not be revealed as a show a touch of irony now you are running for senate in Maryland.
Against senator Ben card in the Democrat and the president.
Who you protected.
Will not be supporting you because he is supporting his party how strange is that dynamic now you know a lot about this man protected -- he he endorsed my opponent relatively early it doesn't surprise him running as a Republican my opponents a Democrat but I had.
There -- a little bit again he got in a little early in my race which surprised me.
So I'll be endorsing his opponent as well but no offense taken.
A little bit.
Mean you know you jump in my race I'm gonna jump in viewers and as well so I'm gonna Bob obviously gonna endorse the Republican -- -- as well and -- question about that the job a Secret Service what was the most surprising thing to you once getting on the job you know about the ultimate task of taking a bullet for the president what was the most surprising thing from.
The order of the White House is just overwhelming and there's no prep for whatsoever when you stand that that Oval Office door for the first times a Secret Service is that it is literally an all encompassing -- that hits you right there it's it's hard to digest it really is one more stressful jobs on the planet you did it well then runs you know appreciate you being here to show on Discovery Channel tonight.
At 9 o'clock eastern time.
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