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Should Secret Service Agents Take Polygraphs After Being Hired?

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Should Secret Service agents be polygraphed after they join the agency?

Ronald Kessler of Newsmax seems to suggest that.

He writes that agents must take a poloygraph test to get the job. But not after that.

In contrast, he reports that FBI employees are polygraphed every five years, and counterintelligence agents, sometimes more often.

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Book Says Bush Daughters Were a Handful for Secret Service

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It’s not surprising the Bush daughters gave the Secret Service a hard time. What young person wants adults with guns following their every move?

By Richard Johnson-Page Six
New York Post

WHEN it came to protecting Jenna and Barbara Bush, the Secret Service truly had its hands full, with President George W. Bush’s wild and crazy daughters doing everything in their power to escape them, a new book reveals.

“Jenna would purposely try to lose her protection by going through red lights or by jumping in her car without telling agents where she was going.

As a result, in a total waste of manpower, the Secret Service kept her car under surveillance so agents could follow her,” Ronald Kessler writes in “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect,” out next month from Crown.

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