Because Secret Service agents are sworn to secrecy, the American public rarely knows what presidents, vice presidents, presidential candidates, and Cabinet officers and their families are really like. If they did, says a former Secret Service agent, "They would scream."
In the President's Secret Service Reveals
Threats against President Obama are up 400 percent compared with those against President George W. Bush.
Barack Obama met secretly with Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., during his presidential campaign.
Vice President Spiro Agnew, a champion of family values, had extra-marital affairs while in office.
George W. Bush's daughters, Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, gave their Secret Service details a hard time and would try to lose their agents.
Based on a psychic's vision that a sniper would assassinate President George H. W. Bush, the Secret Service changed his motorcade route.
To make the press think he came to work early, Jimmy Carter would walk into the Oval Office at 5 A.M., then nod off to sleep. He refused to allow the military aide with the nuclear football to stay near his home in Plains, Georgia, jeopardizing the nation's safety when he was staying there.
Lyndon Johnson gave dangerous instructions to his Secret Service agents and engaged in extensive philandering at the White House and at his ranch. Book jacket.