ALOT of media requests for interviews re: the Secret Service scandal

ALOT of media requests for interviews re: the Secret Service scandal

Well, former agent (and author) Dan Emmett and I were invited to be on “Inside Edition” for 4/16/12 (but it fell thru); WOR Radio had me on 4/17/12 (The John Gambling Show reaches 2 million people in the Tri-State area; went great); and I blew off The Mitch Albom Show servicing Detroit, MI and surrounding areas. Not too shabby so far 🙂


-the story broke 4/14/12, the anniversary of the Lincoln assassination (4/14/1865);

-JFK’s Detail also went out drinking the night before the assassination (The Cellar and Fort Worth Press Club): NINE agents, including CLINT HILL, JOHN READY, PAUL LANDIS, AND GLEN BENNETT from the follow-up car, participated. Reportedly, Jack Ruby’s girls were at The Cellar. Drinking and sleep deprivation—and cavorting with women—can wreak havoc on the best reflexes. There was a PRECEDENT for this- JFK’s agents were involved in drinking, partying, and girls long before 11/22/63;

-as another side note, when JFK visited Columbia in 1961, he had the bubbletop, agents on the back of the limo, good motorcycle formation, SAIC Behn on the trip, press in front of the limo, etc;

-the current incident involved ELEVEN agents and ELEVEN prostitutes! As for the agents, among the Special Agents and Uniformed Officers were TWO SUPERVISORS and THREE members of the elite Counter Assault Team, or CAT. The presence of these supervisors signals that this behavior was both facilitated and condoned. Supposed “Wheels up, rings off” parties seem to be the norm;



-this awful incident totally upstaged and overshadowed President Obama’s “33 Naitons of the Americas” summit there. President Obama spoke about the allegations, stating that, if they are found to have merit, he will be angry, and that the Secret Service men need to be held to the highest moral and ethical standards, as they represent all of us here in America, especially overseas;

-Ron Kessler states that this incident is “the biggest scandal in Secret Service history”, with the Salahi’s crashing the Obama state dinner second on the list, and that this further demonstrates a “culture of laxness in the Secret Service.” I agree, except for one huge item: THE ASSASSINATION OF JFK UNDER THE DUBIOUS PROTECTION OF BLAIN’S COMRADES IS, BY FAR, THE BIGGEST “SCANDAL” EVER IN SECRET SERVICE HISTORY! If SAIC Jerry Behn would have been on that trip, the lax security and drinking the night before would not have occured. If only fine men like Robert DeProspero and Jerry Parr would have been around on that Texas trip, JFK would have lived;

-the current compromised agents had the president’s itinerary: every minute, every detail of his movements and whereabouts known. This would be quite valuable to terrorist groups, enemies, and assassins wishing the president harm—THIS IS WHY THIS CURRENT SCANDAL IS SO SERIOUS! Prostitution is legal in Columbia so, beyond moral issues and breaking their curfew, the current agents embroiled in this scandal could have endangered the life of the president. This is intolerable!

Vince Palamara

About vincepalamara

Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology. Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy. Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination. All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works. Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library. Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
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