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Tag: Bill Clinton

FBI Investigating One of Its Own Twitter Accounts After Pro-Trump Activity

twitterBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating one of its own Twitter accounts.

Dormant for more than a year, the account, @FBIRecordsVault, suddenly became active at 4 a.m. on Oct. 30 with the release of numerous documents, including one that paints Donald Trump’s father as a “philanthropist.”

Two days later, the account dumped documents related to Bill Clinton’s controversial pardon of Marc Rich.

The account has been inactive since that tweet.

Federal law and FBI policy bars employees from trying to influence elections.

Group Sues for Access to Information Related to Bill Clinton’s Meeting with AG Lynch

Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Attorney General Loretta Lynch

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A lot of questions have been raised about the meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

To find out more about the June meeting, the American Center for Law and Justice filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday for access to more information, CBN News reports. 

The meeting happened just days before FBI Director James Comey opted not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton.

“The arrogance and inappropriate actions of the Obama administration cannot go unchallenged and that is why we have gone to federal court today and filed this critical lawsuit,” Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, said. “This administration has gone out of its way to hide information from the American public — information that is extremely troubling.”

“The stakes are high,” he continued. “The American people deserve a Justice Department with integrity. We must demand accountability for corruption. If we don’t, a constitutional crisis is imminent. The corruption must have consequences.”

Another FBI October Surprise: Bureau Post Years-Old Probe of Bill Clinton Pardon

Former president Bill Clinton

Former president Bill Clinton

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has once again put itself at the center of the presidential debate.

On Tuesday afternoon, the bureau posted on its website internal documents related to an old investigation into former president Bill Clinton’s pardon of a fugitive Democratic donor, Marc Rich the Washington Post reports. 

A spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s campaign questioned why the FBI would post inflammatory material just a week before the election.

“Will FBI be posting docs on Trump’s housing discrimination in ’70s?” asked the spokesman, Brian Fallon.

The FBI said it posted the information in light of a recent Freedom of Information Act request.

The post came about a week after FBI Director James Comey’s controversial decision to announce that it’s reviewing additional emails related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton, even though there’s no evidence yet of wrongdoing.

“Americans now look at the FBI and see a political entity, not a nonpartisan entity — and that has huge ramifications for the FBI and for all of us,” said Matt Miller, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department and a Clinton supporter. “It sows disbelief in our system of government and is hugely toxic.”

Evergreen vs. Mogul: See the Secret Service Code Names for the 2016 Candidates, Their Spouses

Hillary Clinton is known as "Evergreen."

Hillary Clinton is known as “Evergreen.”

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Secret Service assign code names to the people they protect.

The Clintons will keep their code names. Hillary Clinton is “Evergreen,” and Bill Clinton is “Eagle,” the Washington Post reports.

Donald Trump is referred to as “Mogul,” and Melanie Trump “Muse.”

Here are the vice president code names: Mike Pence is “Hoosier,” while Tim Kaine is “Daredevil.”

Ex-Secret Service Officer Writes Book Depicting Hillary Clinton As Temperamental, Unpredictable

crisis of characterBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A new book written by an ex-Secret Service officer depicts Hillary Clinton as a confrontational, temperamental personality who scared many people around her.

Page Six  received advanced promotional materials on the book, “Crisis of Character.”

Byrne is a retired US Secret Service Uniformed Division Officer, not an Agent or Special Agent.

His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, And How They Operate.”

The author, Gary Byrne, protected Bill Clinton when he was president. Payne wrote that Hillary Clinton was “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent.”

It wasn’t just White House staffers who were afraid of Hillary Clinton, who often screamed obscenities at her husband, the book claims.

The author reports one “violent” encounter between the Clintons.

“Hillary Clinton is now poised to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, but she simply lacks the integrity and temperament to serve in the office,” he writes.

Secret Service Tough Guys? Agents Show Soft Side in Kenya Ahead of Clinton Visit

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Secret Service agents have come under heavy criticism over the past few years for reports of wild sex parties, drunken driving and other seedy behavior.

But that media attention often misses the positive side of the Secret Service.

While preparing for former president Bill Clinton’s visit to Nairobi, Kenya, several agents spotted children playing soccer with an empty milk jug and sprung to action, The Washington Post reports.

The agents bought new soccer balls, and since they didn’t want credit for it, they “gave the gifts to Clinton’s permanent detail and asked for the balls to be delivered to the school’s headmaster,” The Post wrote.

Clinton also was reportedly moved.

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Book: Secret Service Accommodates Blond Mistress for Bill Clinton When Wife Gone

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Secret Service was given orders to ignore former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s blond mistress when she visited the home he shares with his wife in New York, according to an upcoming book, “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Revel the Hidden Lives of Presidents.”

The book by Ronald Kessler claims that Secret Service agents were told never to stop the woman, whose code name was “Energizer,” the Business Standard reports.

The woman arrived in the absence of Hillary Clinton, according to the book.

The book also alleges that some of President Obama’s Secret Service agents have hired prostitutes in Columbia.

Retired Secret Service Agent Rex Scouten, Known for His Long Service, Died at 88

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Rex Scouten served 10 families as a Secret Service agent and was so popular that then-President Ronald Reagan named his dog “Rex” in honor of the Scouten.

The Washington Post reports that Scouten, who lived in Fairfax, VA., died Wednesday at a local hospital at the age of 88.

Harry S. Truman was president when Scouten first became a Secret Service agent. He continued the job through Bill Clinton’s presidency, the Post reported.

Scouten was promoted in 1969 to chief usher, a post he held until 1986.

The Post wrote that Scouten retired briefly before becoming the White House curator at President Reagan’s request.

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