Barry SoetoroMore repugnance from HRCTue Oct 18, 2016 11:01am126.96.36.199Department of State security officers found then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton so unpleasant they refused to work on her security detail, a former agent claims in newly-released FBI documents.
The FBI Monday released 100 pages of documents relating to its investigation of Clinton’s private email server. The documents incorporate summaries of several interviews the FBI conducted, including one with a woman who served as an agent with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) during Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
During her interview, the agent said Clinton treated agents rudely and with contempt, and was so unpleasant that senior agents typically avoided being on her security detail.
“[Redacted] explained that CLINTON’s treatment of DS agents on her protective detail was so contemptuous that many of them sought reassignment or employment elsewhere,” the interview summary says. “Prior to CLINTON’s tenure, being an agent on the Secretary of State’s protective detail was seen as an honor and privilege reserved for senior agents. However, by the end of CLINTON’s tenure, it was staffed largely with new agents because it was difficult to find senior agents willing to work for her.”
The agent added that she had spoken to several Secret Service agents who reported similar poor treatment from Clinton.
The agent’s claim about awful treatment from Clinton is backed up by some claims from ex-Secret Service agents. Author Ronald Kessler has written several books about the Secret Service, and claims about Clinton treating agents nastily in private are numerous (Bill and Chelsea Clinton, on the other hand, are described positively).
According to the agent, Clinton didn’t just treat agents poorly. She reportedly disrespected U.S. ambassadors with her routine breaches of diplomatic protocol.
[dcquiz] “From her own experience, and information obtained through [redacted] and other agents, [redacted] described a ‘stark difference’ between [Condoleezza] RICE and CLINTON with regard to obedience to security and diplomatic protocols,” the summary says. “RICE observed strict adherence to State Department security and diplomatic protocols while CLINTON frequently and ‘blatantly’ disregarded them.”
The agent said that it is standard diplomatic and security protocol for the secretary of state to travel by armored limousine with the U.S. ambassador when visiting a foreign country.
“CLINTON refused to do so, instead choosing to be accompanied in the limousine by her Chief of Staff, HUMA ABEDIN. This frequently resulted in complaints by ambassadors who were insulted and embarrassed by this breach of protocol,” the summary says. Clinton’s breaches of protocol, it adds, were “well-known throughout Diplomatic Security and were ‘abundant.'”
- No excuse for rudeness & bad behavior... However, I find it Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 18 12:38pmoutrageously disingenuous for ANYONE who 'plans to vote for Donald Trump' to introduce this as if her opponent isn't every bit as bad, if not far worse in how he treats 'little people'... It's never... more
- That's a little bit of a "tu quoque" fallacy, mi amiga. Poppet, Tue Oct 18 2:20pmIt doesn't matter in the least how bad Trump is in the context of pointing out these issues with Hillary. They stand alone, as do Trump's many and serious foibles. The only time such comparisons are... more
- It wasn't intended to be... I fully acknowledge that I've Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 18 2:29pmheard things said about Hillary's behavior towards subordinates in the past... I was simply pointing out that the poster who posted it amused me by seeming to be expressing annoyance about something... more
- No worries. Poppet, Tue Oct 18 2:33pmBut I have to say, pointing out a foible of a person is utterly at disjunct with anyone else's similar foible. I'd only call it hypocrisy if the person explicitly excused it in their favorite (simply ... more
- I suppose... I didn't even mean to suggest it was hypocrisy Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 18 2:38pmalthough I can certainly see why that was inferred from my words... Since I'm well aware of the fact that Barry S does not especially like nor approve of Trump, hypocrisy never entered my mind about... more
- Okay...I guess I just don't get it then. Poppet, Tue Oct 18 3:59pm"Sort of like someone saying something kind of outrageous about something with a straight face, while not acknowledging that they, themselves, or someone they support, does the same thing..." That's... more
- Sorry... It felt like someone YANKING MY LEG by saying Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 18 4:27pmsomething so audacious and just waiting for the uproar, upon which, he'd burst out laughing because he obviously knows it was outrageous ... IOW, not hypocrisy at all... but intended ironic humor...... more
- Poppet, does that make more sense to you now? Sia☺giah, Wed Oct 19 2:43pmMaybe it's just me... But, sometimes, just in fun, I do things like that, waiting for the outrage/shocked look, and then when I laugh, my friends/family realize I was just yanking their chains ...... more
- LOL! Again, just trying to add a little balance around here Barry Soetoro, Tue Oct 18 1:47pmI get bored reading continuous Trump Bashing with very, very little HRC Bashing...and yes, they both deserve it in spades. So, do get all touchy when I post an HRC Bash.
- Touchy? Not at all... You may have noticed that I've heard Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 18 2:30pmof similar things in the past but simply found it amusing that you'd post it as if Trump isn't as bad, if not worse... There was NO mention that you realized Trump is just as crappy to others, but... more
- Trump is also a pile of crap... Barry Soetoro, Tue Oct 18 2:37pmJust like HRC....is that clear enough for you, oh Touchy One?
- You don't have to be ugly about it... Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 18 2:43pmSia☺giah I suppose... I didn't even mean to suggest it was hypocrisy Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:38pm 188.8.131.52 although I can certainly see why that was inferred from my words... Since I'm well... more
- Sorry...feels like a Monday... Barry Soetoro, Tue Oct 18 3:14pm
- Yeah, it's a shame the GOP couldn't nominate an electable Jeeves, Tue Oct 18 11:37amalternative to her. They basically threw away an almost certain President-Senate-House trifecta this year.
- Amen to that Barry Soetoro, Tue Oct 18 12:22pmwe are screwed royally.
- Agreed. Poppet, Tue Oct 18 12:06pmThe DNC handed us one of the most unpopular candidates in history...who is likely to win because the GOP nominated someone even worse. Y'know who loses this election? America.
- #GiantMeteor2016 Jeeves, Tue Oct 18 1:17pmTrump? Clinton? Many young Americans prefer giant meteor, poll finds By Scott Malone | BOSTON Young Americans are so dissatisfied with their choices in this presidential election that nearly one in... more
- I wouldn't go THAT far... but yeah, there are a lot of bad Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 18 2:33pmthings I'd rather see than either of them win... Just not world wide annihilation...