In a new book written from one of Bill Clinton’s former Secret Service members, they claimed that he often snuck away from his wife out of the White House to see well known and less known mistresses and that a Secret Service agent in the motorcade was nearly killed in a crash due to a speedy escape, as reports say.
In the book, called Secrets of the Secret Service: The History and Uncertain Future of the United States Secret Service the author, Gery J. Byrne explains that Clinton demanded a tiny motorcade to secretly dash around Washington unnoticed. During one of those mad dashes, an officer who was trying to keep up ran a red light and was T-boned in an intersection suffering a traumatic brain injury.
Identified as “Reverend,” Byrne wrote that the driver and the two others were injured and that the rest of Clinton’s motorcade drove on, leaving D.C. Police to clean up the mess.
“Word of what had happened to Reverend spread like wildfire through the Uniformed Division because and UD officer could have been in Reverend’s place. And although many would take a bullet for the president, what was the risk for? Were Clinton’s sordid personal affairs work and agent’s life? Was that the duty we had signed up for, the reason we spend so much time away from our families?” said Byrne.
Reverend was hospitalized with a severe traumatic brain injury. It was significant enough that he was pulled from duty pending his recovery and even then would return only on light duty status. In an unfortunate mix-up and evidence of the Secret Service’s horrible management,” Byrne added.
“Another tale that was kept from the public would have surely been called ‘Ringgate’ had the media caught wind of it. The president was in a major metropolitan airport, en route to Air Force One, when he realized that he had left his wedding ring at the hotel. He ordered the motorcade to turn around so he could get it back. He was especially concerned about being seen arriving or boarding without his wedding ring as he had been traveling without the first lady.”