June 15, 2006, - 4:03 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
When the story of Homeland Security official Brian J. Doyle broke, we warned that he and other DHS officials with predilections for sex crimes are incredibly vulnerable to terrorist blackmail. We said it would be a great plot device for next season’s “24” (Attention, Joel Surnow).
Well, it is even more like “24″ than we thought. Today’s Tampa Trib has more details on frightening antics of Doyle, who solicited what he thought was a 14-year-old girl on the Net (it was actually a Polk County, FL Deputy Sheriff).
Doyle, the #2 Press guy at DHS,
talked about shoulder-fired missiles with a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
The Polk County Sheriff’s office did not wait for Doyle to try to meet with the fictional girl because they feared he’d already shown a proclivity to share confidential national security information with strangers on the Net:
His frankness about his job, however, spurred investigators to arrest him before he arranged to meet the girl, which carried a more serious penalty, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
“We believe he had the proclivity to release confidential documents,” Judd said by telephone Wednesday. “Who else was he bragging to and talking to?”
We’ve already written about the saga of high-ranking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official Frank Figueroa a/k/a “Frankie the Fig,” who exposed himself to a teenager at a mall. But he is not on the job, just on paid leave waiting to take his full pension to the tune of $100K-plus and full benefits per year.
More chilling is U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III a/k/a “Abu Porno,” the Justice Department’s highest ranking official in Southeastern Michigan, the heart of Islamic America. Assistant U.S. Attorneys who’ve worked with him spoke of his habits, including viewing porn on the job and showing it to others, on a regular basis. He, too, has made the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Justice Department investigations vulnerable to terrorist blackmail.
And now President Bush wants to put him on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. NOT a good idea.
When will the Bush Administration do something about sex criminals who are supposed to be protecting us, but, on the contrary, are jeopardizing national security in the most blatant and exploitable (by terrorists) way possible?
The Trib reports:
Homeland Security ordered a national review of its background checks after Figueroa’s October arrest. Since Doyle’s arrest, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee has been discussing whether to further strengthen background checks for the agency’s employees and contractors.
But it is now mid-June, and sources say DHS has not done a thing to change its shoddy background checks. Congress hasn’t moved swiftly either. If this is the way they “investigate” federal law enforcement employees who are supposed to be stopping terrorists, think how “well” they are investigating terrorists.
As in, not very well at all.
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