What The Secret Service Doesnt Want You To Know
Date: 2019-02-07 15:15:00
The mysterious truths the Secret Service doesn’t want people to know! From weight sensors in the Oval Office to their methods of tracing angry letter origins
#15 Never Infiltrated
Perhaps rarely mentioned so as to not tempt anyone to try, the Secret Service has a leg up on most other federal agencies. They’ve never been infiltrated. That is to say, even though agencies like the CIA, FBI and NSA have had spies uncovered within their ranks, the Secret Service’s record remains traitor-free. The lifelong career path, high qualifications, and low-chance of actually working anywhere near the president are all possible reasons why no spy has successfully permeated the agency’s screening process.
#14 Oval Office Pressure Pads
When you become President of the United States of America, the weight of the nation and even the world can feel like it rests on your shoulders. But what about your weight? Well, if you’re in the Oval Office, it’s probably resting on a high-tech tracking system belonging to the Secret Service. Installed to help monitor the President’s safety while respecting private discussions and matters of extreme confidentiality, the pressure pads in the office of the Commander-In-Chief sit underneath the carpet. These measure the presidents weight and informs the agents of his specific location in the room at any given time!
#13 Food Surveillance
If you think the Secret Service watches over the President like a hawk, then you should see how they inspect his food. Whether on the road or safely at home, Secret Service agents are constantly in attendance during meal preparation. Small food carts or local restaurants are typically off limits as it can be impossible to guarantee the safety of the cooking when so much of the usual ingredients are pre-prepared. Pizza delivery is allowed, but they have it sent to a nearby address to disguise its recipient and lower any associated risks. But even a Christmas fruitcake from a loved one is restricted as every bit of the meal’s construction requires thorough supervision. When travelling, stewards from the Navy are brought onto the Presidential trip and exclusively cook all the meals.