The PJ Tatler

Secret Service Agent Arrested, Top Army General Sacked for 'Misconduct'

Behold the world the Left and the Obama administration have made. Item No. 1:

A Secret Service officer assigned to the White House was arrested and charged with soliciting a minor and sending obscene material to what authorities say he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The uniformed officer, Lee Robert Moore, was actually communicating online with an undercover agent, authorities said today. Federal and state charges revealed today show that he is accused of sending explicit messages and of trying to arrange a meeting for a sexual encounter with a minor. He also allegedly asked for compromising pictures and video of the child. Some of the sordid communication, which occurred over a period of weeks, allegedly took place while Moore was on duty, working at the White House.

Well, as Bill Clinton showed, anything can happen in the White House.

Item No. 2:

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has fired his top military aide for allegations of “misconduct,” a highly unusual move prior to a formal investigation into possible misbehavior by the Army general. In a statement, Carter said that he had removed Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis from his position as senior military assistant. As his top military aide, Lewis was a right-hand advisor to Carter, providing him analysis on military issues, joining him at high-level meetings, and traveling with him on overseas missions.

Carter said the Pentagon’s Inspector General would investigate the allegations against Lewis and, if necessary, the Army would take action. “I expect the highest possible standards of conduct from the men and women in this department, particularly from those serving in the most senior positions,” Carter said. “There is no exception.”

The Pentagon declined to provide details of what Lewis, 50, is accused of doing, but an individual familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter, said the decision involved an alleged improper relationship. Defense officials said that Lewis would remain in the military and would return to a position in the Army.

Disgraceful. But then, it’s what we’ve come to expect from this bunch.