Two Secret Service Agents Dismissed from Obama’s Detail

Agents cited for misconduct dropped from the Secret Service's most elite assignment

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Two Secret Service agents have been cut from President Obama’s security detail after allegations of misconduct, the latest blow for an organization still trying to repair its reputation a year and a half after being rocked by a prostitution scandal.

According to the latest allegations, a Secret Service agent tried to force his way into a woman’s room at Washington’s swanky Hay-Adams hotel. The Washington Post reports that Ignacio Zamora Jr., a senior supervisor in charge of two dozen agents on the president’s security detail, tried to reenter the woman’s room after accidentally leaving behind a bullet from his service weapon.

When investigators followed up on the incident, they allegedly discovered that Zamora and another supervisor, Timothy Barraclough, had sent sexually-suggestive emails to a female subordinate. According to the Post, both Zamora and Barraclough have been removed from the president’s detail.

The incident comes as an inspector general’s report on the agency’s culture is expected to be released within weeks. Following the prostitution scandal, the service named Julia Pierson as its first female director. Attorneys for Zamora and Barraclough declined to comment to the Post, but Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said in a statement, “We have always maintained that the Secret Service has a professional and dedicated workforce. Periodically we have isolated incidents of misconduct, just like every organization does.”

[Washington Post]

13 comments
haroldlewisblair
haroldlewisblair

these agents were probably ready to spill the beans- you can never trust one word the biased & controlled newsmedia says because it will never be a true unbiased story- just GOOGLE "Mia Marie Pope" to listen to one of Obama's old friends talk about his past history-

ChikuMisra
ChikuMisra

Give them credit.....they have lost one prez in the 110 yrs they had this job. An astonishing achievement. Yes, it's unfortunate that the one lost happened to be the only one worth a damn. Life's just annoying like that sometimes.

JohnWayne1
JohnWayne1

I respect the Secret Service and these bad apples should be fired not relieved.  Get Lewis Merletti back in there: Browns not doing very well anyways.  A tough former Army Officer instead of a paper pusher is better suited for these position of authority in law enforcement.  If the Soldiers don't respect their Generals, they will not perform, same here.  Every leader needs to give some fear to the subordinates to be great.  Steve Jobs was an butthole but his people performed, Jeff Bezos (Amazon) is a tyrant, so was the Intel chip maker chief (Andy Groves), Facebook (Zuckerman), and the list goes on.  I have very little respect for our President as he doesn't show leadership.  Putin is a jerk but rules and gives fear (while not great) he makes things successful.  I didn't automatically hate the President and I gave him a chance but he hasn't lead this country at all:  We need to Elect Governors that did their States well or Successful Business men/women not seasoned politicians or community organizers. UGH

BarrySotero
BarrySotero

No one named Washington, Jefferson, or Johnson?  If you check, you will find it everywhere, not just the non-blacks.


PhillyCannabis
PhillyCannabis

These people are not highly enlightened people. Law enforcement, government, presidents, cia, nsa. These are just people. They are just creepy and weird as the rest of us. The fact that we put them in position of power is silly. It goes back to our monkey tribe origins. We have to have an alpha male(woman) running things. So stupid.

Doni
Doni

Life must be too easy on Easy Street, USA.  Make it difficult.  Offenders should be permanently repatriated to their original country of origin.

Arimathean
Arimathean

Wonder how he managed to leave a bullet behind?

JohnWayne1
JohnWayne1

@PhillyCannabis Really:  There are moral standards: I understand your comment that these people are just as weird as the rest of us but not true.  Do you think a NFL player is just like the rest of us?  No.  These people are professional to the tenth degree and when they screw up they should be responsible and held 2x the discipline. Instead of relieving these turds, they should fired and then Blacklisted them from any Federal, State or local law enforcement.  Problem is these GS-11 positions (paying them 50 hours a week) are bullet proof:  Federal jobs are so difficult to get fired from and that is the catalyst that promote this behavior.  Good thing is their name is out there on the World Wide Web and any future employer can Google them easily.  God Bless out men/women in suits/uniforms: they do very well given the political environment.....

sharpshooter
sharpshooter

@PhillyCannabis    Yes, everything that has been run by a Female has turned out so well. Benghazi, IRS, Obama care, Big Sis, proving once again that "Affirmative Action"  hires the less qualified. The billions that have been wasted under these "affirmative Action" appointees!