Why doesn’t Hillary Clinton have to follow the rules like everyone else?
The United States Secret Service (USSS) is an American federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Until 2003, the Service was part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
The U.S. Secret Service has two distinct areas of responsibility:
Financial Crimes, covering missions such as prevention and investigation of counterfeitU.S. currency, U.S. treasury securities, and investigation of major fraud.
Protection, which entails ensuring the safety of current and former national leaders and their families, such as the President, past Presidents, Vice Presidents, presidential candidates, visiting heads of state, and foreign embassies.
The Secret Service tells the candidate what is, and what is not, protocol for any given situation.
Not the campaign. Not the candidate.
Why was Hillary Clinton allowed to break the rules? Again.
via The New York Post:
Secret Service protocol called for the Democratic presidential nominee to be rushed to a state-designated Level I Trauma Center in the wake of her Sunday morning health crisis, sources said. In Manhattan, that would be Bellevue Hospital.
But a campaign operative decided to change course to avoid having Clinton seen by doctors, nurses and other medical workers who could leak details to reporters, according to a source.
I suppose the Hillary Clinton campaign can try to pin the blame on one of her staff members. But it doesn’t change the fact that once again, the electorate is shown that the rules applied to everyone else do not apply to Hillary Clinton.
WTH is going on?
“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others“
– George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, 1945