The Secret Service is supposedly one of the most prestigious and upstanding organizations in America. After all, they have the unique distinction of protecting every president and vice president in American history from the time of the party nomination — sometimes, even before that — all the way up through the duration of these people’s lives. However, the agents in charge of protecting the Obama White House and those close to it have been, shall we say, less than capable of living up to the expectations of the prestigious organization they have been so fortunate to be a part of.
First, there was that whole thing with driving into barricades surrounding the White House while drunk. And, oh, all that drunk droning. And then there’s the situation with that huge prostitution scandal. I could go on, but you get the picture. Not exactly what you’d expect from what is arguably the most prestigious security detail in the world.
Well, the Secret Service is now involved in yet another scandal. One of its agents who was on detail at none other than the White House itself is now finding himself on the wrong side of the law. Lee Robert Moore, 37, is in deep sh*t because he was caught exchanging racy text messages with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. Moore is now in the slammer without bond, because it has been argued that he is a flight risk and a danger to himself and others. The Church Hill, Maryland resident is set to have a detention hearing on December 2, 2015. He is charged with soliciting a minor and attempting transference of obscene materials to a minor. Luckily for the public and pre-teen and barely-teen girls everywhere, the naked photos of himself and requests for sex that resulted in Moore’s arrest were actually sent to an undercover cop. According to court documents, the racy texts also included videos of Moore in his Secret Service gear while at the White House.
According to court documents, the evidence against Moore includes obscene communications sent to roughly 30 underage girls from both his own home as well as the White House over a one-year period.
Hopefully, agents admitted to the Secret Service are vetted more thoroughly from now on. The people they have in there now are clearly not worthy of the prestige of their positions. Luckily, (knock on wood) they seem ept enough to keep the first and second families, as well as other officials, safe enough.
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