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President Barack Obama authorizes extended Secret Service guard for former VP Dick Cheney

Posted By admin On July 21, 2009 @ 10:04 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

James Gordon Meek and Thomas M. Defrank
New York Daily News [1]
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s Secret Service protection has been extended for at least another six months, beginning Tuesday.

Normally, ex-veeps only get six months of protection at taxpayer expense. But Cheney asked for an extension, and President Obama – whom Cheney has excoriated in several interviews since leaving office – recently signed off.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano signed the order extending Cheney’s security detail, her spokeswoman Sara Kuban confirmed Monday.

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If the Obama administration hadn’t gone along with Cheney’s request, he would have been forced to hire his own security agents – or go without.

Cheney’s friends have said he has become more concerned about his privacy and personal safety in recent years.

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