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Obama’s Culture of Lies Now Infects Secret Service

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It appears that the culture of lies, lawlessness and corruption with which President Barack Obama infected other agencies of the federal government, such as the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Service and the Department of Energy, has now spread to the Secret Service.

Through ten presidential election cycles we have worked with the courageous men and women of the United States Secret Service. The Secret Service was once one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the world, and an important bulwark against counterfeiting, money laundering, bank fraud and other financial crimes, in addition to its more high profile mission of providing personal security to the President, Vice President and their families.

First, there was the scandal of Obama’s presidential protective detail engaging the services of prostitutes in Columbia and the ensuing lies and cover up once the story broke.

Now new lies about security at the White House have been revealed in the wake of the security breach by “White House fence jumper” Omar Jose Gonzalez.

Secret Service officials had initially said Gonzalez was quickly detained at the main entry to the White House. Agency spokesman Edwin Donovan now says the office is not commenting during the ongoing investigation of the incident.

Despite Donovan's newly adopted "no comment" posture it has now been revealed that Omar Gonzalez “sprinted through the front door” of the White House and according to The Washington Post,” made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.”

So, the initial report was Gonzalez made it to the front door of the White House before being stopped by the Secret Service.

Now this has been revealed to be a lie and we can share the facts as reported by The Washington Post and other media.

It appears that an “alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office,” said a Secret Service official who spoke to The Washington Post on the condition of anonymity.

“The officer posted inside the front door appeared to be delayed in learning that the intruder, Omar Gonzalez, was about to burst through. Officers are trained that, upon learning of an intruder on the grounds — often through the alarm boxes posted around the property — they must immediately lock the front door.

After barreling past the guard immediately inside the door, Gonzalez, who was carrying a knife, dashed past the stairway leading a half-flight up to the first family’s living quarters. He then ran into the 80-foot-long East Room, an ornate space often used for receptions or presidential addresses.

Gonzalez was tackled by a counterassault agent at the far southern end of the East Room. The intruder reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn with artwork and antique furniture,” according to The Washington Post’s report of information from three people familiar with the incident.

Gonzalez is the first person known to have jumped the fence and made it inside the executive mansion, according to The Washington Post.

This more detailed account of the month’s security breach comes from people who provided information about the incident to The Post and whistleblowers who contacted Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the oversight committee’s subcommittee on national security.

That the facts have begun to come out is good, and we commend Chaffetz for his dogged pursuit of them and the willingness of the whistleblowers to come forward, but we think this incident reveals much more about the Obama administration’s culture of lies, lawlessness and corruption, than it does about the failures of security at the White House.

And here’s why.

The first instinct of those responsible for security at the White House was not to say “the incident is under review” or “we don’t comment on security” which would have been the professional and honest thing to do.

Their first instinct was to lie, to spin, to cover-up.

As government has gotten bigger, more powerful and more intrusive under Barack Obama, it has also become infected with a culture of lies, lawlessness and corruption. That the first instinct of the Secret Service was to lie about this incident, and to reveal the truth only after whistleblowers let the cat out of the bag in the days before a congressional hearing on the subject, shows just how deeply into the fabric of our government this poison has spread.

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