Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Secret Service Has History Of Bad Behavior

May 3, 2012 by  

Secret Service Has History Of Bad Behavior
Old reports reveal a history of misconduct within the Secret Service.

In the aftermath of the Cartegena prostitution scandal, old news is making new headlines.

Ronald Kessler, author of In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect, points out that when Vice President Joe Biden tossed the first pitch at the April 6, 2009, Baltimore Orioles’ game, more than 40,000 fans were not screened, and Biden was not wearing a bulletproof vest.

He also notes that attendees are not screened at one out of every five major Presidential events.

Furthermore, he says that agents have failed firearm and fitness tests, but are allowed to write their own scores. According to Kessler, one of the President’s agents is so unconditioned that she cannot open the heavy limousine doors.

In 2002, reports reveal that agents met a 20-year-old female at a bar and invited her back to their hotel hot tub. The boyfriend of the girl, Zachary Elson, got into a confrontation with agent Kelly Ward. At some point during the argument, part of Elson’s ear was bitten off. No charges were filed at that time.

Also in 2002, there was a sexual assault case during the Winter Olympics in Provo, Utah. According to reports, three agents took three female college students to IHOP. Afterward, they went back to the agents’ hotel room. Two days later, the women came back to the hotel room and consumed massive amounts of alcohol. Allegedly, sexual assaults ensued.

According to reports, it seems that at least two, and perhaps all three, of the women may have been sexually assaulted.

Daniel “Todd” Cranor is the only agent to be identified in the case. He admits to having sex with one of the women, but he believed that it was consensual. Reportedly, Cranor gave one of the inebriated women a bath. When the other two tried to stop him, he said that his “Secret Service training taught him how to deal with these kinds of situations.”

Cranor was charged with disorderly conduct and sentenced to 30 hours of community service.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Secret Service Has History Of Bad Behavior”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.