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Secret Service Director to resign after 30
years with agency and less than a year
after Colombian prostitution scandal
that involved a dozen agents

Daily Mail [UK], by Hayley Peterson

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/1/2013 8:11:21 PM

Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan is retiring this month after 30 years with the agency. Sullivan is stepping down less than a year after the agency became embroiled in a prostitution scandal, which involved 13 agents and officers in Cartegena, Colombia ahead of a visit by President Obama.[Snip] President Obama said Sullivan ´will be missed.´ ´I want to thank Mark Sullivan for nearly 30 years of service to our nation at the United States Secret Service, a tenure that saw the agency protect five first families including my own,´ he said in a statement. ´The Secret Service

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As is far too often the case with this administration, there´s more here than meets the eye. New rules say only a little drinking and none within 12 hours of duty. Erm, can someone please tell me, then, why the current President and the Food Lady are allowed to indulge in what appears to be inebriated behavior?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 2/1/2013 8:32:07 PM     (No. 9153229)

If it wasn´t for the Daily Mail (and our faithful poster) we wouldn´t know didly squat about what is going on around here. What does our media do to kill the time?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/1/2013 9:45:52 PM     (No. 9153328)

It´s the government way. Then they have the nerve to call themselves "servants." Sickening.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/2/2013 4:08:10 AM     (No. 9153596)

Resigned? Is that code for Barry kicking him out?

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