The United States Secret Service is the premium standard of law enforcement. The Service falls under the umbrella of the Office of Homeland Security. The U.S. Secret Service has two distinct areas of responsibility. The Financial Crimes assignment covers missions such as prevention and investigation of counterfeit U.S. currency, U.S. Treasury securities, and investigates major fraud. The other, more visible task is the protection of the President. That encompasses the Presidential Protective Division (PPD) ensuring the safety of current and former national leaders and their families. This includes the President, past Presidents, Vice Presidents, presidential candidates, visiting heads of state, and foreign embassies. As he explains in his book, Dan Bongino says that political correctness has also lowered standards. Read how bad it has become in this article.
As Written By Derek Hunter for the Daily Caller:
As the U.S. Secret Service sought greater diversity in its ranks, the agency lowered its standards, former agent Dan Bongino says in a new book on the inner workings of the government agency assigned to protect the President of the United States. This accusation has led to a war of words between the former agent and the agency he used to work for.
The lowering of standards has been ongoing since at least “the early 2000s,” according to the book, and continue to this day.
“Sadly, and for many years, the Secret Service has been sacrificing mission-readiness at the altar of political correctness,” Bongino writes in “Protecting The President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats,” out Tuesday.
Bongino worked for the Secret Service from 1999 to 2011. He has since run for the U.S. Senate, and twice for the U.S. House.
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