The Secrets of the Secret Service: “Referred-No Reply”


Yesterday, February 18th, I posted excerpts from the FOIA report pertaining to the Secret Service. This document was found here.  That document was created by the Office of Inspector General, which is a division of Homeland Security. It appears that if the Office of Inspector General receives a FIOA request for documents regarding corruption, or a report of corruption, the Office of Inspector General files a report, and usually refers that request to the agency involved. To further understand, and ensure accuracy in my reporting, I contacted the Inspector General directly. Nikki Grammian is the representative in the FOIA office who provided the information reported herein.

 

When a FOIA request is received by the Inspector General’s Office there are various matters that are reported. They include:

1. “Opened” –This is the date the FOIA request is received by their office.

2. “Closed” – This is the date the Office of the Inspector General closes their investigation, and is no longer involved.

3. “Action Desc” – This stands for “Action Description”. Most of the hundreds of items contained in this report show a notation of “Referred-No Reply.” This means that the Office of the Inspector General has referred to the agency involved and that “no reply” is requested. While it is possible to see a “Reply Requested”, it is a rare entry. The Colombia prostitution scandal appears to be C-12-USSS HQ 10553, opened 4-17-22 and closed 4-17-22, with a notation that the matter was referred, and a reply WAS requested.

 

It appears that my FOIA request regarding Todd Palin, David Chaney, and Shailey Tripp  is listed as C-12- USSS – HQ -10916, which was opened on 4-25-12 and closed the next day on 4-26-12. Under the “Action Description” for my request regarding Todd Palin, Shailey Tripp, and David Chaney,  there is a notation of “Referred-No Reply.” That means that this request was sent to the Secret Service and no reply was requested.

 

Thus the Secret Service was charged with investigating itself regarding the Secret Service Agent’s meeting with Todd Palin and Shailey Tripp, and no report was requested. More importantly the vast majority of complaints filed against the Secret Service were referred to the Secret Service with “No Reply Requested.”

 

Not surprisingly, because the Secret Service is itself responsible for investigating itself, virtually no action is, or has been taken regarding the various claims of DUI, Alcohol abuse, sexual harassment, rape, and various reports of pornography. Upon reviewing the form the Inspector General has created, it is obvious that the Inspector General has been satisfied with a “Disposition Type” or “Action Description”  for the majority of complaints to remain blank. In other words, the Inspector General is only concerned with a report if the Inspector General expects to have to reply to public outcry, as in the Colombia scandal. In the absence of a public outcry regarding Todd Palin, and the allegations that he was Shailey Tripp’s pimp, the Inspector General is satisfied to leave the “Disposition” blank.  This matter was referred to the Secret Service who was allegedly involved with the use of prostitutes made available by Todd Palin.  No wonder no response has been made to my request!  No wonder there is no accountability within the Secret Service when they are the perpetrators and they investigate themselves.  No wonder Mark Sullivan testified that there was no “culture of corruption” within the Secret Service.  If it was up to him to investigate these claims involving over 100 instances of alcohol abuse, sexual harassment, domestic violence, rape, pornography and use of prostitutes, and he never investigated these claims, then how could there ever be any PROOF of a culture of corruption.  It was only a culture of ignoring claims of alcohol abuse, sexual harassment, domestic violence  rape, pornography, and the use of prostitutes.

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“No Reply” is unacceptable! We must let our Congressmen and women know that a “reply” is not only necessary, but imperative.

 

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  1. “In other words, the Inspector General is only concerned with a report if the Inspector General expects to have to reply to public outcry, as in the Colombia scandal. In the absence of a public outcry regarding Todd Palin …”

    What kind of public outcry should we make ?

    How big should it be and to whom should it be directed ?

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    1. pollytickleparty,
      I’m going to post my idea this am but I’m encouraging everyone reading to contact your senators and congressmen and women and let them know that this is totally unacceptable!

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  2. Malia, can you write a message that we can copy and paste with all the correct names and dates that we can send to them. This is absolutely disgusting. It sounds like they need to clean house and do some prosecuting! That gal you talked to knew exactly were to send it to stop the procedure. Are most of these people from the Bush administration? It’s frightening to think these renegades are protecting our president.

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    1. Mrs. Gunka,
      I’ll d o a post today you could copy. Yes, it seems that many agents have a sense of entitlement regarding alcohol and women. Of course you can understand that when you see the number of claims that have had “no reply”.

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  3. any suggestions on congressmen to contact? What about Lisa Murkowski? I will contact her with a letter and copy of this blog. Any others that care or portend to care?

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    1. sals,
      Anyone and everyone you can think of would be good! I’ll be notifying a lot of people today with my post this am. Thanks for your help!

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    2. I will be contacting my senator, Claire McCaskill. I guess I will have to contact Senator Blunt as well, but that won’t do much good. You can contact Ms. McCaskill, as well. I believe she is on the Armed Services Committee.

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      1. McCaskill is on the Homeland Security and in my e-mail to her I emphasized that it was AKIN’s outrageous remarks that ensured her re-election. I am hoping she’ll consider helping!

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    3. I’ve sent a letter to Murkowski asking her why she is so concerned about Bill Allen not being prosecuted while Alaska gives Todd Palin a free pass to pimp women to the Secret Service.

      I received a standard form letter thanking me for my input and concern but no indication that she was going to pursue the issue.

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      1. alan
        At least you informed her, and we never know what the effect of our letters might be. She may do something that she doesn’t publicize but that causes the information to get out. She has every reason to want this information to go public!

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  4. Malia, that cartoon you posted of the Secret Service men wearing sun glasses really depicts the “I SEE NUTHIN’ ” attitude and words spoken by Sgt Schulz of the tv show Hogan’s Heroes.

    Maybe the Secret Service Dept in charge of investigating crimes within their department shouldn’t be allowed to wear sun glasses which hides the sunlight?

    Like they say,

    ‘Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant’

    “Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” a well-known quote from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, refers to the benefits of openness and transparency.

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    1. John,
      I’d say there is a need for constant “sunlight.” Right now I have the impression everyone hired by the Secret Service is issued their sunglasses from the first day, and they are told never to take them off, especially at night, and especially in bed!

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  5. Why do you and the American public have to do all this research to get a simple response to your (our) FOIA request?

    Instead of making us feel ignored, these government employees who work for us and get paid by us owes us a personal response even if it is a “Referred-No Reply”.

    At least they should have the decency to let the requester of the FOIA document know up front that they are not going to respond.and thus allow the requester to pursue other avenues instead of wasting the requester’s time and money.

    AMERICA STILL WANTS AN ANSWER IF THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION REGARDING TODD PALIN PIMPING OUT PROSTITUTES TO THE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS AND TO OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND WHAT WAS TODD PALIN’S COMPENSATION AND INTEREST IN THIS ILLEGAL SEX TRAFFICKING ACTIVITY?

    IT APPEARS THAT HOMELAND SECURITY DOES NOT CONSIDERED SEX TRAFFICKING TO THE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS WITHIN THE BORDERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A CRIME AND A THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY?

    IF THERE IS NO INVESTIGATION INTO THIS SECURITY THREAT TO AMERICA THEN WE DESERVE AN ANSWER WHY NOT!

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    1. Barbara,
      I agree! Even more offensive to me is the fact that this involves abuse to women, and our country is no better than so many others is our government employees, charged with protection, are abusing women, and nobody cares!

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  6. So, help me out here. What’s the use of the FOIA if “Inspector Magoo” can act in this manner? In my book, this is no different than redacted e-mails, why Shawn Christy and David Kernell sit in jail, and attempts to contact senators and/or congress elicit form letter responses.

    “Of the people. by the people, and for the people?” Yeah, RIGHT!

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    1. CIP,
      Exactly! I feel we have all been misled and betrayed to think that our voices were being heard, but in fact it was simply reporting to the Secret Service, what they knew about themselves all along! They are scumbags, and they don’t have to be accountable to anyone!

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      1. Did you ever hear the stories about the secret people’s activities in Dallas, in November, 1963? The scum has been around for a long time.

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  7. Sounds like The Beatles song “no Reply.” How about having everyone send in their 1040 with “No Reply” stamped on it? Maybe AFGE (govt. workers union) can respond to disciplinary actions with “No Reply.” Can we skip TSA screening, if we just say “No Reply?”
    Well at least now we know what “Secret” means: drunks, wife beaters, pedophiles, drug dealers, johns, and pimps. The slick earpieces must be for taking drink and prostitute orders.

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      1. I like your ideas, too, aj. What if we tried sending to people like Liz Winstead, Stephanie Miller, or even Kathy Griffen? Sometimes jokes can be a very effective way to get out the truth.

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  8. “IT APPEARS THAT HOMELAND SECURITY DOES NOT CONSIDERED SEX TRAFFICKING TO THE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS WITHIN THE BORDERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A CRIME AND A THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY? Well now lets get real. ONLY if you’re sarah palin’s husband…can you get away with this. And yet, she is NOBODY and an EMBARASSING IGNORAMOUS every time she opens her mouth–but the RW machine of THUGS protects her thru the SS. The Madam and the Pimp are totally protected. Forget about Issa ever having an investigation about this. THAT he will never do..but going after every sneeze anyone on Obama’s team does..THAT we will waste money on. THE GOP IS THEE MOST CORRUPTED PARTY THIS NATION HAS EVER SEEN IN BLATANT FORM RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU EYES. THEY HAVE NO SHAME. THEY DARE YOU TO STOP THEM. And we let them go on…destroying our country. And no one stops them.

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