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To shake up so far three of the eleven agents implicated in the Columbia prostitution scandal have been forced out one was fired.
Another forced into retirement.
And the third resign now the remaining eight are on administrative leave whatever that is.
There's a full blown investigation underway and we're still waiting to hear whether the former agents will be eligible for government pensions.
But if you're worried about -- in the Secret Service consider this.
38000 dollars today now that's the latest figure we have from the service on the cost of protecting presidential candidates.
They started protecting Newt Gingrich in early march he's basically fallen off the campaign map but we're still spending tens of thousands of dollars a day protecting him.
But with all the problems of the Secret Service today now's the time to remember why we put it together in the first place.
Bailey started protecting the president back in 1901 after William McKinley was assassinated.
The Secret Service was actually created by president Lincoln because of runaway counterfeiting imagine that.
Back in 1865 as much as 13 of the money in circulation.
And protecting the country's payment and financial systems is the secret services primary mission to this day.
Those who do protect the present or some of the finds trained agents of the world remember this moment.
March 30 19816.
Shots rang out as John Hinckley junior tried to kill President Reagan.
In the blink of an -- the shooter is on the ground the president whisked away in -- -- Those -- jackets were concealing machine guns agent Tim McCarthy took a bullet meant for the president and was awarded the medal of valor.
Look whatever problems we have with few individuals in the service we can't forget the courage and the patriotism of the men and women we Entrust with the safety of the leader.
Of the free world.
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