Understanding the Culture of the Secret Service

Understanding the Culture of the Secret Service

The Secret Service has announced the departure of three employees connected to a prostitution scandal involving members of President Obama's security detail. Eight others remain under investigation. The incident has focused attention on...

The Secret Service has announced the departure of three employees connected to a prostitution scandal involving members of President Obama's security detail. Eight others remain under investigation. The incident has focused attention on the training and oversight of Secret Service agents. It's also damaged the agency's reputation as an elite federal law enforcement team. After meeting with Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, Senator Susan Collins asked whether there was evidence of other misconduct -- and if the incident indicates a larger problem in the agency. Diane and her guests discuss the culture of the Secret Service.

Guests

Ronald Kessler

author of "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect."

Paul Rosenzweig

visiting fellow, The Heritage Foundation and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security (2005-9).

Michael Isikoff

national investigative correspondent for NBC.

Jon Adler

national president, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

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