The First Family Detail

The First Family Detail

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As in a play, presidents, vice presidents, and presidential candidates perform on stage for the public and the media. What the nationa€™s leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden. Secret Service agents have a front row seat on their private lives and those of their wives and children. Crammed with new, headline-making revelations, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents by Ronald Kessler tells that eye-opening, uncensored story. Since publication of his New York Times bestselling book In the Presidenta€™s Secret Service, award-winning investigative reporter Ronald Kessler has continued to penetrate the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, breaking the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia and revealing that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner. Now Kessler presents far bigger and more consequential stories about our nationa€™s leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates, former presidents after they leave the White House, and the presidentsa€™ relationships to their first ladies and children. From observing Vice President Joe Bidena€™s reckless behavior that jeopardizes the countrya€™s safety, to escorting Bill Clintona€™s mistress at Chappaqua, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obamaa€™s admonitions to the president, to witnessing President Nixona€™s friends bring him a nude stripper, to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail. THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL reveals: Am Vice President Joe Biden regularly orders the Secret Service to keep his military aide with the nuclear football a mile behind his motorcade, potentially leaving the country unable to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack. Am Secret Service agents discovered that former president Bill Clinton has a blond mistress who lives near the Clintonsa€™ home in Chappaqua, New York. Within minutes of Hillary Clintona€™s leaving, the womana€”codenamed Energizer by agentsa€”shows up to be with Bill and stays every day while the likely future presidential candidate is away. Am Secret Service agents have been dismayed to overhear Michelle Obama push her husband to be more aggressive in attacking Republicans and to side with blacks in racial controversies. Am Because Hillary Clinton is so nasty to agents, being assigned to her protective detail is considered a form of punishment and the worst assignment in the Secret Service. Am Vice President Joe Biden spends millions of taxpayer dollars flying to and from his home in Delaware on Air Force Two. His office tried to cover up the costs of the personal trips. Am Because the Secret Service refused to provide enough magnetometers at his campaign events, Mitt Romney regularly left himself open to assassination by giving speeches to unscreened crowds.Abplanalpa#39;s staff would bait Nixona#39;s hook and throw the hook out. ... be just sitting there, with both hands on the pole, and hea#39;d catch something, and the staff would reel it in for him, take the fish off, put it in the bucket. ... a€œNixon took a dog biscuit and was looking at it and then takes a bite out of it, a€ says former agent Richard.

Title:The First Family Detail
Author:Ronald Kessler
Publisher:Crown Forum - 2014-08-05


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