A controversial new book that claims to have insider information about the goings-on of Secret Service details is turning some heads in Washington. The book is called “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents” and is written by Ronald Kessler.
Kessler used to write for the Washington Post and has written other books about Secret Service details, a biography of Joseph Kennedy, and another book about supposed secrets of the FBI.
In this book, Kessler quotes unnamed Secret Service sources as saying that Vice President Joe Biden likes to swim in the nude, much to the chagrin of any females on his Secret Service detail.
"Agents say that, whether at the vice president's residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a habit of swimming in his pool nude. Female Secret Service agents find the behavior offensive,” Kessler writes.
“Biden likes to be revered as everyday Joe, and that’s his thing,” an unnamed agent said. “But the reality is no agents want to go on his detail because Biden makes agents’ lives so tough."
Kessler goes on to credit these sources with telling him that the Vice President is careless with his own security detail, cutting back on the number of agents he uses at his Delaware home out of concern for his neighbors.
“What’s going to happen is either you’re going to have a dead vice president in Delaware or you’re going to have agents killed in Delaware because Secret Service management refused to stand up to (Biden),” Kessler quotes one agent as saying.
What irks some is that Kessler uses this book as an opportunity to take shots at Hillary Clinton, writing that the Biden security detail is considered only the second-worst for an agent. The worst, Kessler claims, is being assigned to Hillary.
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