Obama passing the buck over WH tours to Secret Service?
Former agent sounds off
- Duration 3:32
- Date Mar 14, 2013
Former agent sounds off
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Or the president is certainly feeling the -- of -- over a -- those -- White House tours so busy actually now passing the buck.
I have to say this was not a decision.
One up to the White House.
Well said the president is saying it was the Secret Service have decided that lets not to say this is sitting well what my next guest.
-- budget are used to protect the president's Secret Service agent he is the one highlighted on but this video -- now is as the president's essentially throwing the entire agency.
Under the -- anything you would know I guess of who's right on this I mean -- would it be the Secret Service that would make -- set.
Decision on its own without any console with the executive branch what.
Now you know that that's not possible you know this is that by the way thanks for having me this is an active political cowardice -- -- I stayed away from this story for a while this -- just -- yesterday you know the sequestered.
But there on the Secret Service under the bus and I'm not speaking for -- is a former agent but I know a lot of men and women who have spoken me -- this we're still there are very upset about this.
You know this was -- to -- active political -- -- -- men and women who would lay down their lives proudly.
I'm at a moment's notice for the present -- United States and he conveniently finds a political target man.
Uses -- knowing that there you know what they're gonna take it on the chin they always do because that's the kind of folks they are but that this this disgusted me really did.
So Dan let's say.
When it comes overseeing White House towards.
Is that something that -- that the Secret Service.
Well be -- at all.
No we we don't determine -- who comes into the White House we just secure who does come -- absent the obvious habits and know what -- parent agency isn't -- treasury for for about.
Knowing everybody get the White House social office you have the yield I don't know exactly -- the Secret Service for this -- VHS department homeless -- -- -- So sure the that would ultimately fall under.
-- -- Right and the mechanics of it -- walking -- through what is it that we don't determine who comes into the White House he's our guest of the president the president step the Secret Service gets a few towards slots but that's it.
They all they do we secure who comes and we don't determine who comes in air so to say that this was.
The Secret Service that they somehow injecting themselves into a political decision what are they get to -- on the stop taking vacations and it's not going golfing as well.
I mean this is just doesn't even pass the smell test this argument.
So I'm trying to follow this or identity of this indulge my you have thick -- Win -- after 9/11 White House tours stopped but I guess because they thought there could be a security threat they didn't want to.
You know fool around with us who made that call was that a call on the part of the Secret Service at the time others who.
Sure well that's a security situation like that that's them but you but here's the -- -- even that wasn't done by the Secret Service alone it was done in conjunction with the GOP executive office of the president.
They don't make these decisions unilaterally.
You know it's nonsense this is like to Thurston Howell class of political aristocrats where.
You know I think shut down the White House to the public house you won't blame it on the Secret Service get caught and then lied about it.
-- at what point is there is our other folks in the media going to start to say we've been punched in the face -- by this administration you know it's kind of it's time to call -- -- because I I thought as it did give -- all of the executives.
Post but you know -- deal like this -- restriction or in the executive branches.
Well maybe they haven't cut it an employee your cut -- salaries in the executive office of the president just cut you at a White House Dan thank you very very much.
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