On May 23rd the Senate subcommittee on Homeland Security met and considered the testimony of Mark Sullivan, the acting director of the Secret Service regarding the scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia. A new report has surfaced indicating Sullivan may have obstructed Congress by lying about associations of prostitutes and members of the Secret Service, and there is the additional suggestion that Sullivan may have “manipulated a report requested by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Surely this is no surprise to anyone. If a blogger from Dallas Texas knows about the “culture of corruption”, has written about it since May, and has sent Mr. Sullivan a letter documenting this corruption, and published that letter on the internet, it should come as no surprise to the Director of the Secret Service!
Here is relevant background:
1. The original story of the introduction of David Chaney to Shailey Tripp by her pimp, Todd Palin was published May 21, 2012, two days before the day Mark Sullivan testified before the Senate Subcommittee. In that article I notified Homeland Security of the history of violation of the laws of the state of Alaska involving prostitution by David Chaney and Todd Palin.
2. On June 7th I sent a letter to Mark Sullivan and every Senator on the Homeland Security Senate Subcommittee regarding the involvement of Shailey Tripp, her pimp Todd Palin, and his introduction of Shailey to David Chaney while Mr. Chaney was on assignment in Alaska to guard Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign.
3. On June 15 I published an article on this blog regarding the absurdity of Mark Sullivan stating that there was not a “culture of corruption” within the secret service, and that he was unaware of any other examples of inappropriate conduct.
4. On June 18th I send a FOIA request seeking documents related to any statements of David Chaney regarding any prostitutes introduced to him by Todd Palin.
5. On June 30th Homeland Security issued a preliminary denial of the documents sought, on the basis of disclosing personal information of David Cheney and Todd Palin. They weren’t worried about disclosure of the information that might affect Shailey Tripp, since she had already published a book documenting in graphic detail her relationship with Todd Palin.
6. On August 7th, I sent letters and affidavits to the Attorneys for Chaney
7. On August 20th I sent a letter to Homeland Security documenting that I had requested releases from Chaney and Palin, but had not received any response. I further documented the “overriding public interest” in obtaining the statement of David Chaney.
8. On October 15th I supplemented my appeal by citing additional information as to the overriding public interest for obtaining this information. In particular I was focused on the reported thousands of dollars given to SarahPAC which was used for, among other things, travel expenses for Todd Palin to campaign for candidates to the United States Congress.
9. Homeland Security originally promised the Senate Subcommittee to have a report to them by July 2nd. To date there is no indication of such a report, and I have not received any documents in response to my FOIA request submitted on June 18,th over four months ago.
CNN has reported, in two separate articles, on the story about the possible deceptive statements of Mark Sullivan.Greg Seaby and Carol Cratty were the authors of both of those stories, and I have attempted to contact both to ensure that they have this information.