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    Director of Secret Service Resigns

    Director of Secret Service Resigns


    CNBC is reporting that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has accepted the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson:

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned.

    Joseph Clancy, who formerly served as special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the Secret Service, will be appointed as an interim acting director of the Secret Service.

    White House correspondent for The Hill Justin Sink broke the news on Twitter:

    In the wake of last month’s breach in White House Security, high-ranking members on both sides of the aisle have called for Pierson’s resignation:

    Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, were both to issue public calls for Pierson’s resignation on Wednesday afternoon, their offices said. And Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a senior Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Pierson should either resign or President Barack Obama should fire her.

    “Unfortunately, the Secret Service director’s appearance before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee has left us with more questions than answers,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Although he stopped short of calling for Pierson’s resignation in a statement, he backed a call for an independent investigation and said, “the president must make a swift determination on whether the agency is being well-served by its current leadership.”


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    Not A Member of Any Organized Political | October 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Makes me think of this good article in the current issue of Townhall magazine.

    “Why Obama’s Majority Can’t Govern” basically explains why the 15-seconds of fame celebrity fake of Obama can not get anything going on anywhere – not even in White House security.

    ConradCA | October 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    This women ran the SS HR department! Obviously unqualified to lead the SS. She bragged that no shots were fired when that guy ran over the fence and into the White House! Proves that she was unqualified.

    Henry Hawkins | October 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    As I understand it, Pierson’s professional background prior to joining the SS was as a police officer. I think the director ought to come from the military. I can’t believe it needs to be said, but no matter what the director’s professional background, competence is required at a minimum. The WH hires politically from a demographics checklist and competence is an afterthought, a pleasant extra if the hiree happens to possess it. Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Kathy Sibelius, Eric Holder, etc., etc.

    First priority: Will this appointee toe the liberal line?

    Second priority: Does this appointee fill a political need as to race, gender, or as a champion of ____________ (fill in liberal cause)?

    Third priority: Will this candidate pass the vetting process?

    Fourth priority: Does this candidate have any expertise or demomnstrated competence in the field of appointment?

    I’m betting LI readers can list other priorities I’m omitting that come before the fourth.

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