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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Major Mail Online UK article re: Dan Emmett's great book [the article took things way out of context]

Major Mail Online UK article re: Dan Emmett's great book [the article took things way out of context]

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Dan: Yes but at a cost. Badly out of context interview caused the spike





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U.K. Thursday, Mar 08 2012 12PM
'They treated us like the hired help': Clinton bodyguard criticises 'aloof' Hillary and 'arrogant' staff
Dan Emmett savages White House personnel in controversial new book
Hillary Clinton never said 'thank you' unlike her husband and daughter
Young staff displayed 'fundamental traits of rudeness and arrogance'
Accuses Bill Clinton of endangering lives on North-South Korea border
Mr Clinton also dealt 'nightmare scenario' by insisting on running in public

By Simon Tomlinson

Last updated at 10:43 AM on 8th March 2012

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A former U.S. Secret Service agent has launched a stinging attack on the Clinton administration staff he used to protect - branding them arrogant and claiming that ex-First Lady Hillary Clinton was aloof.
Breaking from tradition, Dan Emmett has laid bare a series of anecdotes about the inner workings of the White House in a controversial book.
He tells how Mrs Clinton, now Secretary of State, never said 'thank you' to agents, unlike her husband, Bill, and their daughter, Chelsea.
Aloof: Hillary Clinton (pictured in 2008) would never say 'thank you' to the Secret Service agents who protected her during her husband's presidency, according to a former member of the protection unit
Ungrateful: Her demeanor was colder than that of Mr Clinton and their daughter Chelsea (centre)
This trait, he added, was found in even greater measure among the young White House personnel, whom he said displayed 'fundamental traits of rudeness and arrogance' which, at times, bordered on dangerous.
'Most of these youngsters were from wealthy families and many viewed Secret Service agents as the hired help,' he wrote in the autobiography Within Arm's Length.
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One unnamed Clinton employee treated a Russian KGB agent on one presidential visit 'as if he were dealing with a Wackenhut security officer in Toledo.'
He also accuses Mr Clinton of putting his own life and those of his agents at risk by insisting on a 'totally pointless photo op' on the North Korea-South Korea border.
Dan Emmett's controversial book Within Arm's Length in which he criticises the Clinton administration
During the trip in 1993, he said the former President went too far along the bridge separating the two nations, according to the Washington Examiner.
'No-one seemed to know if President Clinton grasped how potentially dangerous this stop on the bridge was,' he writes.
'The Secret Service obviously believed this move unwise'
He added: 'Nevertheless, he was POTUS and he wanted to stand on the bridge, so stand on the bridge he would do.'
In another account, Emmett said Mr Clinton 'dealt us this nightmare' by insisting on jogging in public.
Agents tried to change his mind and even went as far as building a quarter-mile track inside the White House confines.
But Mr Clinton was unpersuaded and asked the presidential protective division to come up some routes outside the grounds, it was reported on Chicago Tribune News.
'The worst thing for the Secret Service is to take a sitting president into public when no one has been swept and anyone could be out there,' he said.
Emmett, who also served under George H.W. Bush and now works as a teacher, has been criticised by the service for publishing his tell-all.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told the Washington Examiner: 'It causes concern because we don’t want to erode the trust that we have with our protectees.'
Double jeopardy: President Clinton (left) greets troops at the 'Bridge of No Return' on the North-South Korea border in 1993 where, Dan Emmett claims, he put lives in danger by walking too far along the bridge for a 'pointless photo op', while his insistence on jogging in public proved a 'nightmare' situation for his agents

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God bless our secret service personnel...they do a job which is sometimes beyond human.... As far as Hillary and her ilk.....THEY have no idea how lucky they are that these people do this for the sake of the American VOTER.
- Sandra, Seminole, Florida, 08/3/2012 12:07
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Not surprising at all. It's a shame when people treat their employees like this.
- Roger C., Gary, IN, 08/3/2012 11:55
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Dan Emmett is a true patriot and first-class gentleman. His book is fantastic. That said, this article that the book is allegedly based on has taken things way out of context, leaving the false impression that Dan has attacked the Clintons, which is patently false. Please READ the book before taking things out of context...and kudos to Mr Emmett for the BEST book ever on the Secret Service (1865-2012)

Vince Palamara

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Secret Service agent: Clinton’s staff rude, Hillary aloof
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U.S. Secret Service agents accompany Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., as she campaigns at the intersection of South Beaver and West Market streets in York, Pa., Saturday, April 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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In a breach of tradition, a former U.S. Secret Service agent has self-published a book that savages the Clinton White House staff as arrogant and rude, suggests former first lady Hillary Clinton was aloof and charges that Bill Clinton endangered himself and agents for a “totally pointless photo op” on the South Korea-North Korea border.

In several anecdotes, former agent Dan Emmett revealed that Clinton’s young staff had “fundamental traits of rudeness and arrogance” that teetered on the verge of being dangerous at times. “Most of these youngsters were from wealthy families, and many viewed Secret Services agents as the hired help,” he writes in “Within Arms’s Length,” an autobiography that provides new details of the inner Secret Service.

In one case he told of an unnamed Clinton staffer who challenged a KGB agent during a 1993 presidential visit to Russia “as if he were dealing with a Wackenhut security officer in Toledo.”

In another, he wrote of a female staffer who wouldn’t listen to Emmett’s security advice. “She stared at me with a look as if her father had just told her she couldn’t go to the mall with her friends and get a tattoo or body piercing,” he wrote. “My patient attempts to reason were met with childlike emotion born of a past where no one in authority--probably beginning with her parents--had ever said no to her about anything.”

On the first lady, he describes her as aloof, someone who didn’t say “thank you” to agents while the president and former first daughter Chelsea typically did. He told Secrets, “she was not as out-going or cordial.”

He also wrote of how Clinton walked too far down the bridge separating the Koreas during another 1993 trip. “No one seemed to know if President Clinton grasped how potentially dangerous this stop on the bridge was,” he writes. “The Secret Service obviously believed this move unwise,” he penned, adding, “nevertheless, he was POTUS and he wanted to stand on the bridge, so stand on the bridge he would do.”

Emmett, who worked the White House detail during the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administration and is now a teacher at Auburn University, told us that he wasn’t dishing any secrets, though agents are urged not to write about the people they protect. He informed the agency about his book, which said it didn’t get an advance copy.

Still, the service is not happy with the anecdotes in the book. “We do stress to all our employees the importance of not sharing anecdotes about the personal, private moments of the protectees,” said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. “It causes concern because we don’t want to erode the trust that we have with our protectees.”

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