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Tue Jun 21, 2016, 01:44 PM

Secret Service veterans denounce anti-Clinton tell-all book


Former agents blast writer Gary Byrne for having 'underlying motives.'

By Edward-Isaac Dovere

06/21/16 05:22 AM EDT

The author of a new tell-all book about Hillary Clinton could never have seen any of what he claims — he was too low-ranking — say several high-level members of Secret Service presidential details, including the president of the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service.

On Tuesday, AFAUSSS, which is strictly nonpartisan, is set to release a statement blasting Gary Byrne author of “Crisis in Character,” saying members “strongly denounce” the book, which they add has made security harder by eroding the trust between agents and the people they protect.

“There is no place for any self-moralizing narratives, particularly those with an underlying motive,” reads the statement from the group’s board of directors, which says Byrne has politics and profit on his mind.

AFAUSSS rarely issues public statements of any kind.

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People familiar with West Wing security laugh at the idea that Byrne or any uniformed officer ever would have walked in on Bill Clinton anywhere, whether in a meeting or, as a New York Post article over the weekend claims, in the middle of a make-out session in the Map Room with the late daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale. The Secret Service presidential detail would have stopped him. (That affair was a well-worn rumor during the Clinton years, though strongly denied by Eleanor Mondale, who died of brain cancer in 2011.)

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 01:46 PM

1. The "author' was a career hire by the Secret Service and likely during the Bush I years.

 

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:32 PM

6. I was reading about Byrne earlier...he seems to be a big fan of Papa Bush.

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 01:48 PM

2. there is no depth to which the reichwing will not stoop in its unrelenting attacks on HRC.

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:21 PM

3. k&r

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:24 PM

4. They should denounce more loudly and more often and more openly. nt

 

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Response to glennward (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:28 PM

5. At least they're denouncing it

According to the article, "AFAUSSS rarely issues public statements of any kind."

A denunciation of the book and its author will get covered as well. Anyway, it's better than silence.

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Response to glennward (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:41 PM

8. They try to remain politically neutral....

 

which is appropriate for their service. Like the military, it is crucial that such public servants are neutral in political matters.

I think they chose to speak pout here because this guy undermines that. And further, he was not even in a position to actually some of the things he said he observed.

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Response to glennward (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:51 PM

9. They intentionally remain as apolitical as possible, for obvious reasons.

The fact they're denouncing it at all is pretty unusual.

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:38 PM

7. Good. They pre-released it to right wing media sources, but the full

roll out is next week, I think. Glad that there is someone refuting it already.

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Response to BootinUp (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 02:56 PM

10. Read up on him....



Former agents blast writer Gary Byrne for having 'underlying motives.'

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