So Many Examples of Secret Service Corruption That a Second Article is Necessary


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Yesterday I reported that Radar Online had picked up the story of the blatant corruption, cover-up, and coercive behavior of the agents in the Secret Service.  Today another article has been published giving more examples of corrupt behavior and use and abuse of tax payer money revealed in the documents produced by the Secret Service and the Office of the Inspector General.

The amazing thing is that the Judge in my FOIA suit has ruled that NO attorney fees should be reimbursed to me.  His justification is that my request for these documents does not result in any  “legitimate public benefit.”  He further explains that there is no “new evidence not previously available that warrants the extraordinary relief sought”.  Here is the complete order:

The only case cited by the Court as as justification for his ruling is Cotton vs. Heyman..  That was a case where the Plaintiff was an employee of the Smithsonian Institution who was fired.  She made a FOIA request to obtain documents regarding her employment history to support her employment discrimination suit.  Thus her request was clearly designed to assist in her own suit against the government.  It seems painfully obvious that that case is dramatically different than my own.

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In the case at hand the purpose for the FOIA requests were to bring to light government corruption, the attempts to cover up that corruption, and the coercive behavior of A.T. Smith used to attempt to thwart me in my pursuit of the information and documents requested.  I have no personal financial interest in the information.  I make no money off my blog.

The Federal Government describes the FOIA this way: 

“Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.”

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Louis Brandeis, an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939, said:

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” 

The reality is that in the absence of being reimbursed for attorney fees incurred in bringing light on government corruption, no citizen will fight to gain the documents necessary to uncover that corruption.  It took over four years to gain these documents.  It took the combination of my legal background, and the financial ability to pay the attorney fees necessary to obtain a Court Order requiring production of these documents.  Now that the documents have been produced, at an expense in excess of $100,000.00, my only option may be to appeal the decision of the trial court.  Such an appeal will result in expenditure of even more time, more attorney fees, or untold personal time that will not likely be reimbursable under the current FOIA law.  Understand that I have not asked for reimbursement of the value of my time in fighting to obtain these records over the last four years.  I personally reviewed the thousands of pages of redacted documents that were produced to me.  I made no request for reimbursement of my personal time for review of the documents.  When Radar Online contacted me about the documents, I voluntarily produced summaries of relevant quotes from the documents, as it would be too time consuming for a national publication to personally review the thousands of pages produced by the government.
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John McCain said: “Excessive administration secrecy…feeds conspiracy theories and reduces the public’s confidence in government.”
President Obama said:  “I’ll turn the page on a growing empire of classified information.  We’ll protect sources and methods, but we won’t use sources and methods to hide the truth.”
Senator John Cornyn, my Senator from Texas said:  “Open government is fundamentally an American issue, not a Republican or Democrat issue.”
If America is ever to be the country that we dream it could be, we must curb the rampant government corruption and intimidation of an average American who fights to hold our government accountable.  We must ENCOURAGE citizen involvement by, at a minimum, reimbursing out of pocket expenses when a citizen substantially prevails in proving government corruption.  We must stop rewarding government employees like Mark Sullivan, the retired Head of the Secret Service, who was determined by Congress as having lied to Congress in a hearing before the Oversight Committee.   We didn’t send him to jail for committing perjury.  We allowed him to retire with full governmental benefits.  We rewarded him for overseeing 20 years of corruption in the Secret Service, and then lying to Congress, saying that the corruption within his agency did not exist.  When citizens of the United States began to find fault with the Secret Service for corruption and ineptness, the Secret Service then hired a PR firm, at the expense of tax payers, to convince taxpayers that the corruption and ineptness that did exist, did not.
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22 thoughts on “So Many Examples of Secret Service Corruption That a Second Article is Necessary

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  1. Malia, Congressman Chaffetz should immediately reopen Secret Service hearings based upon this evidence. Our national security is at great risk! Secret settlements – with no publicity whatsoever – are currently being made in lawsuits involving heinous racketeering and espionage crimes committed by former U.S. Secret Service agents at criminal enterprise Beckett Brown International (BBI). Break-ins, thefts, wiretappings, buggings, hackings, placements of moles, blackmail, extortion and other crimes have occurred on a massive scale. Countless victims have suffered and continue to suffer. Multiple BBI successor companies are operating today…

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  2. Beckett Brown isn’t the tip of the iceberg. It’s the mafia. The mafia Co troll everything and this is why it’s been able to be suppressed. BP and Toyota hold the market on blackmail through use of prostitutes. They are really the controlling forced at playbhere and they are controlled by the Japanese and Russian mafia.

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    1. Anon, John Wilke of the Wall Street Journal was working hard to expose the biggest corporate espionage scandal in American history when he died from pancreatic cancer. Very briefly, his story would have exposed PR hotshot Eric Dezenhall as the ultimate ‘corporate fixer’ and Beckett Brown International (BBI) as his go-to firm to do the dirty work. Bill Moyers has called Dezenhall the Mafia of industry. BBI committed numerous crimes for BP, Nestle, and other foreign behemoths against Americans – in direct violation of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and numerous other laws. Powerhouse law firm Williams & Connolly spent 3 full weeks in my house allegedly preparing to sue Nestle on behalf of their client Mars. Instead, W&C stole my evidence and covered-up numerous BBI/Nestle crimes because BBI had proof that Forrest Mars, Jr. had told a $Billion lie to Nestle. Read all about it in “Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy” chapter 6 ‘The Chocolate War’ by Eamon Javers. BBI and their slew of crooked Secret Service agents led by USSS Financial Crimes Division Regional Supervisor Paul Rakowski also conducted numerous Bank of Glen Burnie break-ins for bankster/CIA spy Ed Hale (see Christian Stork’s shocking expose’), stole what they thought was the cure for cancer from Children’s Hospital of Boston, and much, much more!!! We have tons of evidence…

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      1. My pleasure. Watch that scandal closely-the Bay area is about to rock. There’s the police union corruption in Stockton, and yesterday the mayor was arrested for playing strip poker with teen boys. But THAT is just a distraction from police union activity that goes much deeper.

        These are thugs we’re dealing with.

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  3. Here’s the insanity of the whole mess. Federal(?) judge says no public benefit. Why yes, of course! Because the AG, Justice Dept., and courts failed to do their jobs. Secret Service stealing taxpayer money and assaulting female employees for their sex romps, Pentagon unable to account for $8 trillion, VA lets our vets die while waiting for treatment, and no one is held accountable. Biggest criminal enterprise in the US is now the Federal government. We need a RICO case filed against the Feds and Congress.

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  4. This is the most basic reason for the FOIA. There must be a venue where you can sue for recovery? And if there’s not, maybe it’s time for like minded citizens to form a review committee. I’m sure the political will is there with MuckRock, EFF and more.

    I’m up for some organizing if you are.

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  5. Malia-I tried to click a link from my blog to yours-it was linked to “womenforwhite”at wordpress.

    Is/was that you, or is it a case of NSA et ass over reach/harassment? I don’t recall, but I did not post on such a blog…ideas?

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      1. Hmmm. It was the default link in my reader. It defaults to a ‘this blog was deleted by its owner’ page. And, it still shows up. Odd.

        I blog about how National Security agencies, and others are messing with internet communications and infrastructure; selectivley, and pre-emptively disrupting communications, often with political intent.

        And someties, I just notice the rare ‘glitch.’

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      2. popagandi,
        Good luck! Doing what I have re the Secret SErvice, I realize more than ever that Big Brother is watching! Let’s give a shout out to the agent who has to read today!

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      3. Lol;)
        Based on my last 13 years, it could get interesting…I reported on a B list “terrorist” in 2003, and it’s been parade of security theater since.

        The email deletions are interesting-when you spend ten minutes to compose a missive, hit send, and it disapears-keep your eyes open for that. Its one of my favorite dirty tricks-next to the gas lighting of course….

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  6. There’s a lot of corrupt officials that needs to be reported. I definitely agree that an investigation for corruption in the secret service should be made. Even though we try to expose everything, they still have control over it and we will end up nothing.

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