The Clint Hill Secret Service scandal is going viral and worldwide (helping my sales, too-thanks, Lisa!)

The Clint Hill Secret Service scandal is going viral and worldwide (helping my sales, too-thanks, Lisa!)



Were Secret Service agents too hungover to protect JFK? Questions raised over whether late drinking session affected response of men charged with protecting President

  • The Warren Commission took issue with the conduct of several agents who had been out late the night before and were accused of drinking
  • One agent admitted to being out until 5 a.m 
  • According to Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, agents overlooked the barrel of a gun that witnesses claimed they saw in the Texas School Books Depository and reacted slowly to the gunshots
  • The owner of the Cellar, a late-night hangout in Fort Worth, later admitted to seeing agents ‘giggling’ in the bar at 3:30 a.m.
  • The manager claimed the agents were getting ‘bombed’ on grain alcohol 

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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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2 Responses to The Clint Hill Secret Service scandal is going viral and worldwide (helping my sales, too-thanks, Lisa!)

  1. matt14gg says:

    It’s absolutely ridiculous that there is still an “old guard” of USSS defenders that dispute the story that a number of agents in the president’s detail were out getting hammered the night before (and indeed the morning of) the assassination. This is a pretty well established fact. I have never felt that the Secret Service was “in on it”…, but I have always felt they were derelict in their duty. The fact is they got complacent…they assumed nothing happened before so nothing would happen now. In that sense they allowed protocol to lapse, they cut corners, and they tolerated irresponsible behavior; thus the president was killed. It’s not that I think these are “bad people”, but it’s terrible that in the aftermath the USSS and the government as a whole decided to cover it up and make it all go away. These men should not have their lives ruined, but they should also not be going on post-retirement book tours and patting each other on the back for being great americans.

    Vince I think you do a great service, because you are willing to promote all that is good with the USSS and not simply bury the whole agency based on one very particularly bad era. There are still a lot of great guys (and gals I assume) doing great work, but this was a collossal f— up and the people responsible need to own it.

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