New Secret Service Director

From the WSJ Obama names Joseph Clancy to lead Secret Service.

President Obama named Joseph Clancy to lead the Secret Service, elevating the agency's interim chief to become its permanent director as the organization continues to grapple with the fallout from a series of high-profile security breaches and missteps.

While a panel of outside experts had recommended looking beyond the Secret Service's ranks for new leadership, the president chose a trusted insider in Mr. Clancy, who led the division that protects Mr. Obama during the first two years of the president's tenure.

Mr. Clancy has served as interim director since October, when then-director Julia Pierson resigned under pressure. Mr. Clancy is a 27-year veteran of the Secret Service.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. I suppose he's better than Erik Prince, but that's little consolation.

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Big Al's picture

to keep secrets and protect secrets and remain secret and be secret.
I don't like that name, Secret Service. Just seems so frigging secret.

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Tammany Tiger's picture

The Secret Service was created after the Civil War to deal with what was then a major problem: counterfeiters. It wasn't responsible for protecting the president until the early 1900s, after William McKinley was assassinated.

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Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

Tom Clancy.


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