DHS: SS: WTF?

Update: Secret Service prostitution investigator resigns after own incident

Local law enforcement in Florida reportedly saw David Nieland, the investigator, going in and out of a building they were surveilling as part of a prostitution investigation. The prostitute later identified Nieland as a client.

He said the allegations were untrue in a statement to the Times. As of Tuesday, he had not been charged in connection with the incident.

Nieland is said to have resigned after he refused to answer questions from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s Office. The DHS is the supervising agency of the Secret Service.

I am certain No Pressure was exerted on the ‘Lady of Negotiable Affections’ to ID Nieland.

Can this all get more personal and convoluted?  Why, yes….. yes it can.

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But some current and former Secret Service agents trace the decline of morale and performance at the agency to its move into DHS, which they say shoehorned the trim and well-functioning Secret Service into a snarled bureaucracy where it became management-heavy and had to compete for its budget with other law enforcement entities.

“So, to combat the morale problems, we hire hookers for our agents when they are on deployment.”

The Secret Service was essentially allowed to run its business unencumbered, with lack of interference,” said Dan Emmett, a former agent at the Secret Service and author of a new book on the subject. “Then this monstrosity of a department called DHS was created, and the Secret Service was unceremoniously ripped from Treasury where it had operated so efficiently.”

via PilotOnline.com: national & world News for Hampton Roads, Va., from The Virginian-Pilot.

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