If GWB had done…

THIS, you can bet the LSM would be all over the story, pointing out that the speed of this investigation’s conclusion is a sign of not much investigating and just should send up red flags, and the hammering at the fact that the investigators and the perps are one and the same. Instead they tell us all is well and to focus at the parade of bullshit they are passing off as news to help provide cover for this failure of an administration.

An internal White House review has found no evidence of misconduct by members of the advance staff ahead of President Obama’s visit to Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month, spokesman Jay Carney said today.

“There have been no specific credible allegations of misconduct by anyone on the White House advance team or the White House staff. Nevertheless, out of due diligence, the White House counsel’s office has conducted a review of the White House advance team,” Carney told reporters during the daily briefing.

“And in concluding, that review came to the conclusion that there is no indication that any member of the White House advance team engaged in any improper conduct or behavior,” he said.

Carney said the inquiry was initiated Friday by the counsel’s office in consultation with the White House chief of staff, Jack Lew. It concluded over the weekend.

Let’s count the ways this is wrong. “Internal WH review ” basically means that the people that did the wrong basically are now saying we didn’t do anything wrong. Now, in the age of the Eric Holder DOJ, this isn’t something to get bothered about, because if the DOJ had done the investigating, odds are they would have found the same thing. And that’s not because there wasn’t anything wrong, but because as the last 3 years have shown us, the DOJ is now a totally politicized arm of the DNC and consistently and constantly covers for the criminal behavior of the left. From “Fast & Furious” to the whole “Black Panther voter intimidation” case we have seen political decisions drive legal ones, so the WH clearing itself is no biggie, I guess, because the DOJ was very likely going to do the same for them anyway.

Then you have the “credible allegations” bullshit. They could have had video proving the accusations, and I remain convinced that the WH investigation would have produced the same results we got now. Look at the “Black Panther” or “Fast & Furious” case I mentioned. The only cases that these people find credible evidence exists for are the one like the Trayvon Martin shooting where the LSM manufactured a whole bunch of lies and falsehoods.

And they pulled this investigation off in some 5 days or so? Heh, sure. Maybe what Carney was trying to say was that these guys are above the law and this sort of behavior is only wrong when people other than democrats do it. That kind of double speak makes sense, and would prompt the conclusion nothing wrong happened that the WH looking at its own behavior came to.

Of course, the members of the LSM took the result at face value and want us to do the same. After all, this is an election year, any other conclusion will hurt their soul mates and the people they take their marching orders from, and they want none of that spoiling the narrative. Those of us that know better however, know this investigation and its conclusion are likely to be nothing but a serious lie and deflection. There is plenty of history out there to belie that assumption, even if for now it is only my opinion. But hey, when you constantly engage in immoral behavior, because the ends justify the means, you can pardon those of us that expect it to be the constant from assuming it was the constant, right? Nixon was burned for far less than what these crooks have gotten away with so far.

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  1. Hal_10000

    I think their argument is that the misconduct was by Secret Service members that are not part of the advanced team. The service has a very broad range of responsibilities and no specific allegations have been made against he guys who are responsible or the President.

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  2. salinger

    I think their argument is that the misconduct was by Secret Service members that are not part of the advanced team.

    Exactly – they are saying that they conducted an internal investigation to assure no white house staff members outside of the Secret Service and or military were involved. i.e. – Protocol officers, translators, policy people, advance event folks outside of the security detail.

    The Secret Service are not staff – they are a security detail.

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  3. AlexInCT *

    I’m pretty sure the agents that did it didn’t break the law as prostitution is legal in Colombia

    I was not talking about the prostitution bit Xetrov, but about the security ruels and regs that these guys need to live by in order to keep their clearance and jobs. Those are the laws I am talking about being broken.

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  4. Kimpost

    I fail to see why this has to be about politics? Surely the current administration doesn’t want to see Obama killed? Ergo, the administration probably didn’t plan this. Do Secret Service errors really equal administration errors?

    To me this is a security issue where both parties should be concerned. If Secret Service did this under Obama, they would likely do it under any president.

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  5. Mississippi Yankee

    xactly – they are saying that they conducted an internal investigation to assure no white house staff members outside of the Secret Service and or military were involved. i.e. – Protocol officers, translators, policy people, advance event folks outside of the security detail.

    The Secret Service are not staff – they are a security detail.

    Obstrufication at it’s finest!

    Obstrufication means to make unnecessarily dense or complex, presumably to prevent others from comprehending it.

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  6. hist_ed

    I don’t think this should be blamed on the Obama administration. The minutia of the security detail is not something the president should be spending his time on.

    I think Mark Steyn’s take on it is right, though. Why do we have so many people around the president? http://tinyurl.com/6t866el

    Why were 21 officials of the United States government able to enjoy a night of pleasure with 21 prostitutes, whether “foreign nationals” or all-American? The answer isn’t difficult. Indeed, one retired agent spelled it out: “They just didn’t have anything to do.”

    The Presidency has become huge. Why the hell do we pay for so many people to go abroad? Why does the President need a motorcade of 40 or 50 cars just to go somehwere? The imperial presidency has its own Praetorian Guard.

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  7. grady

    Whether prostitution is legal in Columbia is not relevant. Federal service rules state that you cannot use the services of prostitutes while on official government duty (they inply that feds can’t do this on personal travel either). The Feds even have a training class that everyone must take (Trafficiing in human persons) that tells why this is bad (human slavery possibilities) and tells you of the possible consequenses (criminal prosecution, loss of security clearance, possible removal from your job). The agents in question had been told not to engage in prostitution and they did exactly that. To say they would not face Columbian criminal prosecution is correct, but they can be disciplined or arrested back in the states. If no action is taken by the DOJ here, they are sweeping it under the rug. This is a DOJ or Secret Service call on how they discipline their officers. With this being a high visibility case here you cannot say that the current administration has no say in what is happening.

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  8. AlexInCT *

    I fail to see why this has to be about politics? Surely the current administration doesn’t want to see Obama killed? Ergo, the administration probably didn’t plan this.

    Nobody said they planned this Kimpost. My point is that it is amatuer hour, and it shows. These people are playing at ebing in chagre and the laxness of their security detail shows that even they don’t take any of this seriously. Avoiding this sordid stuff is something that people that have skills other than community organizing and class warfare agitiating would have picked up along the way. The current idiots in charge don’t have any of those skills or know-how, and that’s why you get breaches in security like this one. It’s the lack of skills and the fact they are too full of themselves to know that’s their problem, or worse yet, care about the fact their own lack of knowledge is endangering them, that bothers me. I guarantee you that the same morons that elt this happen laughed at the people before them that took security seriously.

    In this case we are busting on the lax security and the fact that none of these people take this seriously, because the people in charge can’t be taken seriously or take what they are doing seriously either. I bet that if this had led to an assassination attempt or blackmail, we would think this kind of laid back attitude was a serious problem.

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