A veteran of the Obama Secret Service protection detail says the Obama administration is setting all sorts of records.
And they aren’t good ones, including failure to tell the truth, said former agent Dan Bongino, now a congressional candidate in Maryland.
“The president knew [about the Benghazi terror raid] immediately. He can no longer be trusted. You would be silly to trust the answers from anyone in this White House,” Bongino told WND.
And then there’s the claim by the administration that the concerns about Benghazi are “phony.”
“Phony scandals don’t come home in body bags,” he said.
Bongino, author of the New York Times bestseller “Life Inside the Bubble,” published by WND Books, was reacting to the evidence revealed this week that indicates the Obama administration tried to cover up the fact that the deaths of four Americans, including the ambassador, were the result of an organized Islamic terrorist attack.
Obama administration officials for weeks after the 2012 attack said that the violence originated with a mob protesting an anti-Islam Internet video that nearly no one had seen.
This week, Washington watchdog Judicial Watch released an email from White House adviser Ben Rhodes indicating he was orchestrating a cover story to avoid damage to Obama’s reelection effort. At a time, Obama was campaigning on his boast that Osama bin Laden was dead and al-Qaida was “on the run.” Rhodes advised U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who was set to appear on five Sunday talk shows, to emphasize that anti-American protests in the Middle East were “rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”
Bongino told WND Obama’s deceptions have broken trust with the American people.
“When you look at historic researches on geopolitics and what makes the U.S. exceptional, it’s not just the free market. It’s the almost unbreakable faith in that the superstructures won’t break,” he said. “But this is utterly broken. It’s a deception that’s costing human lives.
“This isn’t bending the rules. [This is] sending guys home in a body bag as long as you can get re-elected.”
He said that instead of four fatalities at Benghazi, there could have 40 or more.
Bongino said that as a member of the Secret Service, he had been in hot spots for around the world in service of his country and “would do it again.”
He said it’s not “solely the D.C. ‘insiders’ that have sold out the American people, it’s ‘insiders on the inside’ of government that have sadly managed to sell out the rank and file workforce as well.”
He pointed to the IRS “targeting and the administration’s malicious blaming of rank and file employees in the Cincinnati office, to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blatantly ignoring the Hatch Act while soliciting political support for Obamacare, to the Department of State’s failure to discipline any of their ‘connected few’ on the Benghazi terrorist attack, it is clear, we are now living in an Oligarchy.”
Bongino served as a Secret Service agent under Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In “Life Inside the Bubble,” he tells of his experiences inside the Washington, D.C., “matrix” – including within the inner sanctum of the White House – and explains how a government filled with some very dedicated people nevertheless makes tragic and sometimes fatal mistakes.
He began his career in law enforcement with the NYPD in 1995. He joined the ranks of the Secret Service in 1999 as a special agent where he was assigned to investigate financial crimes. In 2006, he entered into duty with the elite Presidential Protective Division in the administration of Bush and remained on protective duty during the change in administration to Obama.
Bongino resigned from the Secret Service in 2011 to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Maryland.