Obama ignores panel and appoints Joseph Clancy insider for Secret Service Director

President Obama ignored the recommendation of an independent panel suggesting that he look outside the agency for a new director. He instead on Wednesday, selected current interim director Joseph Clancy as the agency’s next director. Obama plans to name Joseph Clancy to the post, four months after Clancy assumed the role of interim director amid a sudden shakeup of the agency’s top leaders. The agency will now be controlled by the former chief of Obama’s security detail. Clancy served in the presidential security detail for President Obama and President Bill Clinton. He resigned from the Secret Service in 2011, becoming the head of Comcast’s corporate security until President Obama requested him to assume the role of director last October.

Since taking the role as interim director, he has been spotted all over the White House as well as on the road traveling with President Obama, including his recent trip to India. Clancy has been making rounds around the White House including near the White House gate, where the intruder from September scaled before running through the North Portico doors. . After that incident, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appointed a four-member, bipartisan panel to study White House Security. Read More at Examiner.com

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