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comment by am_Unition
am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 3, 2022

I'm still very unclear as to the actual extent of fascist/Trumpist sympathies in the Secret Service.

On the one hand, obviously you're selecting for top-tier professionalism and competence, but on the other, you're selecting within a group of people for whom authoritarianism tendencies are already self-selecting, right?

And, possibly, you're pitting the lower ranks against Trump-appointed administrators (linking bcuz the SnapChat shit is legit hilarious after the deleted texts saga).

Makes you wonder.

And I'm not someone who has ever even remotely thought "huh, yeah, I guess it's true that all cops are bastards!", because I've previously been indoctrinated by the jedi order, so I know that only a sith deals in absolutes.

    And still, to his death, Trump will have US American citizens as his Secret Service detail, being continually mistreated and abused by the Fuckwit In Chief.

Perfect sentence. I wish we could free his non-SS underlings, but I can't even seem to convince them that they're being abused, which is step 1.





kleinbl00  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Occam's Razor suggests that there was a widespread case of "we can't do this because it's illegal, but we have to do this because it's the most expedient way to actually do our jobs." If I had to guess, a number of agents/units got conflicting orders from different parts of the org chart and someone with some authority decided that the cover-up was better than the crime. Especially if you can nuke text messages from people who did nothing wrong and followed the law entirely - if you delete your text messages you're guilty. If you delete your entire team's text messages... I mean we'll never know, will we?

    Perfect sentence. I wish we could free his non-SS underlings, but I can't even seem to convince them that they're being abused, which is step 1.

It was cute when it was Shirley Maclaine and Nicolas Cage. this would be a different movie.