Congressmembers to file Freedom of Information Act request with Homeland Security, White House on discredited Gannon
Two Democratic congressmembers will file a Freedom of Information Act request with Homeland Security and the White House, seeking records on the discredited conservative reporter with ties to prostitution and apparent access to confidential CIA information, RAW STORY has learned.
The letter, which is to current Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge (Chertoff is being voted on today and will not yet be sworn in any event), will not mention activist Jim Guckerts efforts at prostitution, which was revealed by a progressive blog Monday.
Congressmen John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and congresswoman Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) will sign the request.
News reports also indicate that Mr. Guckert would not be considered a bona fide journalist by his peers in the press corps, as most of his claims to legitimacy have already been discredited, the members write in the final version prepared for signature and released to RAW STORY. Access to the President and his press corps is highly competitive, and many seasoned journalists have not had the honor of attending the events or enjoying the access Mr. Guckert has.
We are concerned that such an individual was allowed within a few feet of the President when the public is routinely disallowed any possible contact with either the President or the White House.
The request seeks White House and Homeland Security records regarding, among other things, the standards the Secret Service or the White House impose on those who are granted access to the President and the White House Briefing Room. Please include all records discussing whether the Secret Service or the White House routinely allow guests to use false names.
The members also request all records setting forth or discussing who has the authority, if at all, to exempt an individual or member of the media from security clearance by the Secret Service in order to gain access to the White House Briefing Room, and all records of communication between the Secret Service and Mr. Guckert."
The representatives ask that "all records, including telephone conversations, emails, or facsimile communications, be turned over for inspection."Smart!Let the State of Delaware deal with the felony prostitution aspects of this guy, Guckert.Let's make sure that Delaware prosecutors don't ignore this guy!Ah, everybody has a website!Special Investigations Section
Delaware State Police
The Special Investigations Section is a group of specialized criminal investigation units that proactively pursue quality of life issues. The Section is under the command of Captain Charles J. Simpson. The section is divided into northern and southern offices under the command of Lt. Patrick Ogden and Lt. Bruce VonGoerres respectively. As always, our biggest successes were team projects with other DSP sections and other law enforcement agencies.Vice Crimes Unit
The Delaware State Police Vice Unit is charged with the responsibility of investigating vice related crimes involving prostitution, gambling, and child pornography. In addition, the vice unit assists the Office of Professional Regulation as it relates to licensing of massage and adult entertainment establishments.
In February, the unit concluded a month long investigation involving two individuals who operated an Internet based dating service site. The site contained prices for explicit sexual activities. Employees of the service agreed to meet undercover officers at a local hotel. The employees, both residents of Pennsylvania, were arrested for prostitution related charges. One of the individuals was found to be a fugitive from Chicago, Illinois on an outstanding fraud charge. He was subsequently extradited to Illinois for prosecution.
During the course of the year, VICE coordinated several multi-agency prostitution stings. The sting operations were designed to tackle the supply-side of the prostitution issue that plagues certain areas of Delaware. LINKYes, dear reader, you can report a crime (such as Guckert's prostitution websites) to The Delaware State Police:
Know about a Crime, Call The 1-800-TIP-3333, Hot LineI hear Guckert has lawyered up.Interesting, isn't it, that freepers hate trial lawyers until they need them?Who'll pay your legal bills, Guckert?