FBI Docs: Secret Service Agents Hated Working for Hillary Clinton, 'Sought Reassignment' Because She Was so 'Contemptuous'
Hillary Clinton's contempt for the Secret Service is legendary. In recent years, several biographers have written tell-alls about the Clinton-era White House that detailed her disrespectful behavior toward the people tasked with keeping her safe.
You would think that as she aged in the post-Clinton White House years, she would have become mellower and easier to get along with. But you would be wrong. According to FBI documents released Monday, State Department security personnel so disliked Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of State that many agents left the agency or asked to be reassigned. Hillary Clinton is credited with making the previously prestigious security job sought after by senior agents into one staffed by n00bs.
The revelations come from an interview summary of one unnamed Department of Homeland Security official that was conducted as part of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information while secretary of state.
“Prior to CLINTON’s tenure, being an agent on the Secretary of State’s protective detail was seen as an honor and privilege reserved for senior agents. However, by the end of CLINTON’s tenure, it was staffed largely with new agents because it was difficult to find senior agents willing to work for her,” the interview summary states.
The official who was interviewed worked for the Department of Homeland Security and was a previous State employee.
The official said Secret Service agents also complained that Clinton “disregarded security and diplomatic protocols, occasionally without regard for the safety of her staff and protection detail, in order to gain favorable press.” According to the official, Clinton refused to travel by armored limousine with the U.S. ambassador as is standard diplomatic and security protocol when the secretary of State visits a foreign country.