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Obama Bodyguard Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

Obama bodyguard dead in apparent suicide

A Secret Service agent assigned to President Obama’s protective details has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

Rafael Prieto spent nearly six years hiding an extramarital affair with a foreign national. His secret was revealed by a fellow employee following the sex scandal involving several agents and officers earlier this year. Prieto was under investigation to determine whether he violated agency rules at the time of his death.

Employees with security clearance are required to notify the agency about relationships with foreign citizens to ensure that the person is not a risk to national security. There was no evidence to suggest that Prieto’s relationship posed a security threat. It would have been a violation of the agency’s administrative rules but not a crime.

Prieto was identified as the resident agent in charge at the Secret Service’s office in White Plains, New York as recently as 2009. He was 47 years old.

Edwin Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said, “Rafael Prieto has a distinguished 20-year career with the Secret Service that was marked by accomplishment, dedication, friendships. The Secret Service is mourning the loss of a valued colleague.”

The cause of death was determined to be carbon monoxide poisoning. Prieto was found unconscious in his car with the engine running. His death is being investigated by the DC Metropolitan Police and the medical examiner’s office.

Gwendolyn Crump, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan police department, would not comment on the details of an ongoing investigation.

Thirteen Secret Service employees were implicated in a prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia in April. The agents and officers brought women, including prostitutes, back to a hotel after a night of partying and drinking. An agent refused to pay one of the prostitutes and argued with her in a hallway, and the incident went public.

The incident prompted Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to issue a code of conduct that prohibited employees from drinking within 10 hours of the start of a shift. The code also prohibited employees from bringing foreigners back to their hotel rooms.

Rafael Prieto was not in Colombia during the scandal.

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127 Responses to “Obama Bodyguard Found Dead In Apparent Suicide”

  1. Anonymous

    Looks very, very suspicious to me. Maybe he was getting ready to come clean on some of Obama's cover ups.

  2. Karissa Prikopa

    I'll begin circulating the rumor to Fox News. Start contacting celebrity religious spokesmen, Andy. I bet we can even get the teaparty in on this one.

  3. Lexie Barr

    did Obama have the body killed. like he had the navy seals. No one is doing any thing about it! the bodygard know to much on him knock them off.we going to be a country.like every one else. Obama has the power and the wright to kill the american people.he think he is god! and he makes me sick.

  4. Kristine Blake

    Cover ups? Your a damn Republican fool…the article stated why he commit suicide,but you tea baggers, not a one of you has an education. He was having an AFFAIR with a foreign national, you dummy~

  5. Kristine Blake

    Really??? Like duuuuhhhhhhh…Biden commit suicide for having an affair? Does he know it yet, because he is still alive, stupid~

  6. Kristine Blake

    His penis in a foreign national woman….can you not comprehend the article?

  7. Erik Nash

    Looks like the only thing that was getting covered was Happy Willy (and that's only because nobody can keep their overly, large noses out of other people's business). Obviously you're having such a bad time with your love life (or you don't have one)that other people's relationships appeal to you. LISTEN UP! Two is company three is a party that is not needed.

  8. Jimmy Christina K

    Ever noticed with democrats, people always die from suicide?

  9. Shane Comeback

    Kristine Blake He was being sarcastic, but you wouldn't know that because you are such a tool.

  10. Shane Comeback

    Kristine Blake He was being sarcastic, but you wouldn't know that because you are such a tool.

  11. Ellen Hayes

    Kristine Blake Tea Baggers are saving this country from this complete failure of president you progressives elected. Giving your country up for free stuff! Pathetic! Care for a cup of tea loser?

  12. Ellen Hayes

    Kristine Blake And the little progressive troll stricks again!

  13. Ellen Hayes

    Kristine Blake And the little progressive troll stricks again!

  14. Jeff Campbell

    Pease tell me your not an adult ?, because you speak like your 12

  15. Jeff Campbell

    Pease tell me your not an adult ?, because you speak like your 12

  16. Sue Berzonski

    Kristine Blake Fool? Tea Baggers? Uneducated? Dummy? Seems Kristine Blake has a small mind and an inability to communicate without name-calling. Sheesh…where's the peace and love? Same drain as the hope and change it seems.

  17. Sue Berzonski

    Kristine Blake Fool? Tea Baggers? Uneducated? Dummy? Seems Kristine Blake has a small mind and an inability to communicate without name-calling. Sheesh…where's the peace and love? Same drain as the hope and change it seems.

  18. Glenn Terence Price

    Kristine Blake I bet you think you can call one of those dems or republicans but I am neither and would never claim to be after this administration and the one before. There are alot of strange deeds or events happening and anyone not believing this admin is corrupt is out of their mind.

  19. Glenn Terence Price

    Kristine Blake I bet you think you can call one of those dems or republicans but I am neither and would never claim to be after this administration and the one before. There are alot of strange deeds or events happening and anyone not believing this admin is corrupt is out of their mind.

  20. Sue Berzonski

    Been reading Kristine Blake's comments. While commas can make a difference, it takes just a little common sense to figure things out on social media. Those three fingers pointing back at Kristine Blake tell a good story.

  21. Glenn Terence Price

    He probably did have them all killed or the people he deals with did it or organized it to happen.Just look at their credentials and past history say no more huh.

  22. Michael Rosensweig

    Typical..No one remembers how many "suicides", and mysterious deaths of Bodyguards and SS agents in the Clinton Administration years. Too many to count..but I believe it was about 15 over the course of their time occupying the white house..Democrats have too much to hide to allow anyone to live.

  23. Erik Kilpatrick

    Glenn Terence Price All Speculation..except for the fact Kristine Blake "likes" her own posts!

  24. Steve Breeden

    Living just south of DC and having some connections here and there, most people have no idea of the arrogance and corruption of our government and how far things will go. I saw it first hand at a local level.

  25. Jason Denman

    Kristine Blake just keep reading the headlines while drinking your Kool-aid

  26. Jason Denman

    Kristine Blake just keep reading the headlines while drinking your Kool-aid

  27. Jake Schaumberg-Dineen

    Yes kristine, because -although not a crime- an affair with a foreign women is enough to kill a supposedly "mentally stable" man. you are a fool

  28. Robert Jones

    Yeah sure , Kristine that was what happened!!! Sorry you're an Obama zombie , hope you get better.

  29. Gregory Stone

    do some homework bro. did you notice how many people committed "suicide" after 9/11 who had direct knowledge about things…………..yeah.

  30. Dee Ree

    Give me a break you conspiracy nuts:/ The man obviously had problems. Stop trying to blame the gov for everything. Next you wing nuts will be saying Obama did it;(.

  31. Terry Lee Kiser Sr

    You and Kristie should get together. But don't breed. The world is full of brain deadobambam loyalists that support the lies coming from his administration.

  32. Robin Blankenship

    Kristine Blake The term "tea bagger" is a vile sexual slur and is tantamount to the use of the "n" word. Ms. Blake shows the type of trash she truly is by its use.

  33. Marie Rosato

    maybe it was not a woman.That would enough for suicide he couldn 't bear to be outed or was being blackmailed just stop and think.

  34. Nicole Jerzey Ferko

    Kristine Blake seriously? This affair came out months ago…why not off himself then? Critical thinking, does not make a tea bagger (do you know that term really means?). However, calling someone names because they have a differing opinion then you does make you ignorant. Talk about needing an education, lady, my 12 year old has more of an education than your post shows you possess.

  35. Cathy Bernatowicz

    Kristine Blake , like a true Democrat name calling …. and you wonder why people hate democrats

  36. Cathy Bernatowicz

    Kristine Blake , like a true Democrat name calling …. and you wonder why people hate democrats

  37. Nicole Jerzey Ferko

    Kristine Blake please excuse Kristine, folks, it seems she has not been unplugged yet. Unfortunately, sheep are quite vulnerable and ignorant on their own and are only able to spew the same nonsense that has been programmed into them.

  38. Nicole Jerzey Ferko

    Kristine Blake please excuse Kristine, folks, it seems she has not been unplugged yet. Unfortunately, sheep are quite vulnerable and ignorant on their own and are only able to spew the same nonsense that has been programmed into them.

  39. Terry Lee Kiser Sr

    And you believe that? Let's examine that; If he doesn't report it, he's fired or allowed to resign and move on with his life. If he reports it he can live happily ever after as long as his love interest passes muster. He's still in. If she doesn't pass muster, he breaks it off and moves on or resigns on his own to pursue his love interest. So which one made him kill himself?Kristine, try thinking for yourself. It may hurt a bit but the end result is a freedom like you have never known. Obviously.

  40. Terry Lee Kiser Sr

    And you believe that? Let's examine that; If he doesn't report it, he's fired or allowed to resign and move on with his life. If he reports it he can live happily ever after as long as his love interest passes muster. He's still in. If she doesn't pass muster, he breaks it off and moves on or resigns on his own to pursue his love interest. So which one made him kill himself?Kristine, try thinking for yourself. It may hurt a bit but the end result is a freedom like you have never known. Obviously.

  41. Nicole Jerzey Ferko

    Kristine Blake you don't find it funny that this man was able to pass enough mental tests to be given the task of protecting the president and then lacks the mental stamina or strength to deal with the fallout of an affair. I guess that's why Clinton offed himself too, right? Please. Unplug yourself!

  42. Mandy Martin

    Kristine Blake To use your own words: Can you not comprehend his post? It implies Joe had the man killed to cover up his own affair. And it was sarcasm and humor, not a serious statement.

  43. Jaemi Sisco

    Kristine Blake If you are going to call someone an idiot, be sure that you don't make yourself look like one. *You're* Community college surely has a language arts class, no?

  44. Amy DeLucca

    BS BS BS about sums it up any good agent knew how to cover it up.so put all the little notes in your ass and pull out a different one , hears one for u 2 use Barney loved by kids everywhere kills Obamas bodygurad.

  45. Carol Lynn Ward Staggers

    They all get classified as suicides. Cover up is the way to go. It happens if all administrations. This one has so many that we can't keep up with them. He must have known too much or has said he was quitting because he couldn't go along with what was going on. BAM He shows up dead. Imagine that.

  46. Sally Stewart Brown

    that was my first thought too – wonder what he witnessed and who popped him

  47. Carol Lynn Ward Staggers

    Kristine Blake, you are the blind fool if you believe that one. The department knew of the affair and did not find it to be a threat to national safety. He knew too much and they had to get rid of him.

  48. Trina Walker

    Really?!?! It's a Democrat v. Republican thing?!?! Turn the friggin page already. A HUMAN being committed suicide. Both Demorats and Republicans have shit to hide. Grow up!!!!

  49. Carol Lynn Ward Staggers

    Obama is well on his way to beating out Clinton. He has 3 more years. He will out number them all by the time he is done. He is a horrible excuse for a human being. So ashamed of our government.

  50. Carol Rippel Barnes

    Lot of murders and suicides to those in his past as in the Clintons as well

  51. Carol Rippel Barnes

    Lot of murders and suicides to those in his past as in the Clintons as well

  52. Rose Marie Lockwood

    Kristine Blake, it is better to remain silent and be thought a FOOL, than to speak up and remove all doubt. You are a BIG FOOL!!!!! and uneducated too.

  53. Rose Marie Lockwood

    Kristine Blake, it is better to remain silent and be thought a FOOL, than to speak up and remove all doubt. You are a BIG FOOL!!!!! and uneducated too.

  54. Mark Losben

    A republican most likely; they don't vote for anything, they just kill people…and freedom..

  55. Beverly Smith

    no, not in today's world.. Obama would have been proud of him

  56. Beverly Smith

    no, not in today's world.. Obama would have been proud of him

  57. Mark Losben

    Jimmy, I'd shut the hell up if I were you; Repugnant's are scum.

  58. Mark Losben

    Jimmy, I'd shut the hell up if I were you; Repugnant's are scum.

  59. Beverly Smith

    Mark Losben no you are confused that's the democratic, progressive way

  60. Beverly Smith

    Mark Losben no you are confused that's the democratic, progressive way

  61. Mark Losben

    Kristine Blake , don't fret, Republican'ts are illiterate, ignorant evil, lying bottom-dwelling low lifes….and those are their best qualities! They don't know any better.

  62. Sheila Firmin

    Dead men can't tell….maybe it was a hint to anyone who might want to talk to congress about Benghazi.

  63. Ken Phillips

    Mark Losben you got it ass backwards .I think the percussion may have affected your thinking process

  64. Elaine Doran Blazosek

    Mark Losben –we sure as hell knew better than to vote for odummer, now didn't we???? you wanted him, you got him@!!!! and what a damn mess we're in!!!!

  65. Ken Phillips

    Kristine Blake hey krissie I think youse needs another blunt to smoke.!!You really are blonde arent you! LMAO

  66. Faye Vance

    Kristine Blake Do you think they just hire people off the street to be the president's body guard? I think not. They do extensive psychological testing on these guys and he work there for 20yrs and all of a sudden he decides to kill himself. WOW. Better think through this. This administration has covered up so many impeachable scandals. Did you even know that obama is giving money to the terrorist? Or do you even care? Did you know he got his start from the communist party and then acorn. He will not show any of his records. WHY? The birth certificate he posted on line was a fake and that' s been proven, but nobody in congress wants to do anything about it. Why. Obama and his administration are a dangerous bunch of people my friend. You need to do research.

  67. Sandy Parham

    The comments here are very sad in that people don't understand suicide. Suicide does not only happen with democrats. Suicide happens in all political parties, races, economic brackets, it happens in all age groups, and in all countries. There are many reasons for suicide, and just because someone appears to be mentally stable, does not mean that they are not overwhelmed with life and feeling hopeless in whatever situation they are in. This man's suicide, as with every suicide is a tragedy and his loss will affect his family and friends in a way that should be recognized rather than jumping to conclusions that he was killed rather than killed himself. Shame, feeling hopeless, depression, and so many other things lead to suicide. These websites will give more information on suicide and warning signs that are much more helpful than speculation. http://www.sprc.org and http://www.suicidology.org.

  68. Chris Edwards

    Typical scumbag republican. A man lost his life today and all you can think of is damage control for your own fucking party. Eat shit.

  69. Italo DeBlasi

    strange that extramarital affairs are a common thread with those being punished. Strange that its carbon monoxide in a car. Sorry I dont buy the BS. We are dealing with a criminal government here.

  70. Rachel Rymers Flores

    Why are there so many Paranoid people commenting about this man who killed him self.Just because he was one of the Presidents body guards does not mean that he did not have a Private Life too. Thousands of People Kill themselves every day.All the Paranoid People commenting must be Republicans.

  71. Neo Anderson

    It was clearly a suicide…the only puzzling part of the investigation is how his hands got tie strapped to the steering wheel.

  72. Isidro Garcia

    May you Rest In Peace and be comforted by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Your service to our country will be remembered. My condolences to his family.

  73. John Updegraff

    even Vince Foster, and they said he shot himself in the back of his head with a 45 cal. pistol, utterly impossible, but they said it was self inflicted, tell that to a mule and he will kick your head off your shoulders.

  74. Patti Cullen

    Terry Lee Kiser Sr suicide is a result of feeling hopeless, we have no idea what his state of mind was! or any of his other committed relationships!

  75. Patti Cullen

    Carol Lynn Ward Staggers Perhaps you should move then!! I'm much more embarrassed by a President that starts wars based on lies that kill 5,000 of our troops and wrecks untold havoc on those returning. yet, was able to make his friend $39 billion in profits on said wars. How many o our service people have committed suicide as a result of PTSD. Cheney was out checking oil production in Iraq two weeks after we invaded!

  76. Helen Highwater

    Kristine Blake I can tell by your rude name calling that you are the best democrat in the world. The problem with all of the comments is you all think there is some kind of difference between democrat politicians and republican politicians. What you forget is, they are all politicians. They all are money grubbing leeches who don't give a damn about any party or anyone but themselves.

  77. Bill Engeman

    I would be inclined to say Snotty Bitch who needs to lay off the Kool-Aid as it makes us all listen for the big POP when she finally pulls her head out

  78. Helen Highwater

    Has anyone courted the notion that this is one of the hardest ways to kill yourself? Most cars today do not release enough carbon monoxide for this to be a viable suicide choice. You can sit in your car for hours and not be the least bit sick. How many have sat in their cars all night, with the engine and heater running, while stranded on a snowy northern road? Hundreds every year and they rarely are affected by the carbon monoxide, and most come out of it with minor frostbite. I'm sure this man had an arsenal of guns; why didn't he just shoot himself or overdose on something? The way he committed suicide is what makes me believe this was not a suicide, but a murder. No one kills themselves this way any more. It's just too hard and takes too long.

  79. Rory Stalcup

    Kristine Blake He meant Joe Biden killed him to cover up his affair it was a joke.Are you drunk or a pill popper?

  80. Rory Stalcup

    Oh, forget about Kristine Blake everyone I just looked at her page and she's a drug addict who doesn't even live in the U.S. Bahaha

  81. Jackie Fenolio

    The Clinton Dictatorship

    Remember all the headlines way back then, people? Hillary wore the pants, remember that. Bill’s were always off. Far too many “suicides”.
    The cover-up was the same back then as it is in the current administration. Both administrations were dangerous groups who stop at nothing. Essentially, they are all power mad. You are nothing to them. The Clintons kill their friends. Liberals eat their own, have no moral guiding light.

    Just a quick refresher course ‘lest we forget’ what has happened to many “friends” of the Clintons.

    1- James McDougal – Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
    2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
    3 – Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
    4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.
    5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
    6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
    7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
    8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
    9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
    10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..
    11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
    12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.
    13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
    14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
    15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
    16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
    17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
    18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington, D.C. apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
    19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
    20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
    21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
    22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
    23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.
    24 – Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
    25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
    26 – Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.
    27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

    THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
    28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
    29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
    30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
    31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
    32 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes”.
    33 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
    34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

    THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:
    35 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.
    36 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds
    37 – Sgt. Brian Hanley
    38 – Sgt. Tim Sabel
    39 – Major General William Robertson
    40 – Col. William Densberger
    41 – Col. Robert Kelly
    42 – Spec. Gary Rhodes
    43 – Steve Willis
    44 – Robert Williams
    45 – Conway LeBleu
    46 – Todd McKeehan

  82. Victoria Isbell

    Our country will soon be the laughing stock of the world. We don't own anything, we borrow everything and if those chips were called- our country's name will be changed to which ever country buys us out.

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