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How Safe Is The U.S. President? Journalist Nate Clay Examines The Secret Service

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Host Naimah Latif

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We see armies of them whenever the President is about to enter a building. It's the Secret Service, the men in black with earpieces, ready to take down anybody who appears to threaten the safety of the President of the United States. But these are just regular people trained to do a job. How committed are they really? Journalist Nate Clay looks back in history at John F. Kennedy and a book written by the first African American Secret Service Agent. What happens if those employed to protect the President differ in their political views? Can they be trusted to really perform the job properly? What about recent scandals of secret service agents cavorting around with women while stationed abroad? Should we be concerned about President Obama's safety? Are there some unknown facts about the Kennedy years that need to be revealed? What happens if those employed by the Secret Service are politically opposed to the President? How can American citizens be sure that those who are sworn to protect the Commander In Chief are sincerely dedicated to the job?