Thursday, July 23, 2015

The First Family Detail By Ronald Kessler

Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

Ronald Kessler's THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents presents new revelations about the agency charged with protecting the president and gives readers an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at our nation's leaders.

Presidents, vice presidents and presidential candidates perform for the public and the media. What the nation's leaders - Republicans and Democrats - are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden. Secret Service agents have a front-row seat on their private lives and those of their wives and children. Crammed with new, headline-making revelations, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL tells the often shocking, uncensored story.

Award-winning investigative reporter Ronald Kessler broke the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia. Kessler revealed that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner. More recently, a four-person panel appointed by the Department of Homeland Security to recommend Secret Service reforms consulted Kessler before issuing its report.

From observing Vice President Joe Biden's reckless behavior that jeopardizes the country's safety, to enduring Hillary Clinton's nastiness, to escorting Bill Clinton's blond mistress at Chappaqua, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama's admonitions to the president, to witnessing President Nixon's friends bring him a nude stripper, to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.

  • President Obama's decision to appoint veteran Secret Service agent Joseph P. Clancy as the new director of the agency guarantees that the Secret Service's security lapses will continue. 
  • Vice President Joe Biden regularly orders the Secret Service to keep his military aide with the nuclear football a mile behind his motorcade, potentially leaving the country unable to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack.  
  • Secret Service agents discovered that former president Bill Clinton has a blond mistress who lives near the Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York. Within minutes of Hillary Clinton's leaving, the woman - code-named Energizer by agents - shows up to be with Bill and stays every day while the presidential candidate is away.  
  • Because Hillary Clinton is so nasty to agents, being assigned to her protective detail is considered a form of punishment and the worst assignment in the Secret Service.
  •  The Secret Service covered up the fact that President Ronald Reagan's White House staff overruled the agency to let unscreened spectators get close to Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton, allowing John W. Hinckley Jr. to shoot the president.  
  • Secret Service agents have been dismayed to overhear Michelle Obama push her husband to be more aggressive in attacking Republicans and to side with blacks in racial controversies. 
  • Secret Service director Mark Sullivan diverted agents from protecting President Obama and his family at the White House and ordered them instead to protect his assistant at her home and illegally retrieve confidential law-enforcement records as a favor to her.
  • Secret Service agents were ordered to ignore security rules and allow the SUV carrying actor Bradley Cooper to drive unscreened into a secure restricted area when President Obama was about to deliver his speech at the White House correspondents' dinner.
  • Vice President Joe Biden has racked up costs to taxpayers of a million dollars to fly to and from his home in Delaware on Air Force Two. His office tried to cover up the costs of the personal trips.
  • Because the Secret Service refused to provide enough magnetometers at his campaign events, Mitt Romney regularly left himself open to assassination by giving speeches to crowds that had not been screened.
  • Vice President Joe Biden swims nude at his residence in Washington and at his home in Delaware, offending female Secret Service agents.
About the Author: Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets of the FBI, In the President's Secret Service, and The CIA at War. A former Wall Street Journal and Washington Post investigative reporter, Kessler has won eighteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards: one for national reporting and one for community service. He was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine. Page Six article.

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