Monday, December 01, 2008

Who will protect Hillary Clinton?

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We shouldn't forget that Clinton's former First Lady status will create some unique situations:

Hillary Clinton's nomination to serve as secretary of State creates an unique jurisdictional battle between the U.S. Secret Service, which protects current and former presidents and first ladies, and the the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, which protects the secretary of state, visiting foreign dignitaries and all American diplomatic missions abroad.

The two law enforcement agencies may strike a compromise, allowing Diplomatic Security to protect the former first lady during the day while she's working at the State Department or traveling abroad and the Secret Service to keep watch when she's at home in Northwest D.C. or in Chappaqua, N.Y. - Washington Post