John Bartolo Show - Al Story

Short Summary:

In this episode, Al Story, retired Secret Service Agent, talks about his career in the Secret Service and transitioning to a private citizen. He humbly shares his personal experiences protecting the likes of Jimmy Carter, the Bush Administrations and more – as well as starting a brand new detail for Donald Trump, Jr. 

 

Long Summary:

  In this episode, Al Story, retired Secret Service Agent, talks about his career in the Secret Service and transitioning to a private citizen. He humbly shares his personal experiences protecting the likes of Jimmy Carter, the Bush Administrations and more – as well as starting a brand new detail for Donald Trump, Jr. 

        Al gives insight into the protector and protectee relationship. He touches on the frustrations, the bond and the commitment that being an agent requires. He also shares his opinions on gun rights and gun ownership even in the midst of these controversial days. 

        John and Al take a deep dive into myths and misconceptions surrounding the Secret Service and also explore topics such as cyber security for anonymous “messengers.” In conclusion, they summarize Al’s story as exceptional and a true blessing.

 

 Timestamps:

 0:20— John introduces Al Story and thanks sponsors.

 1:31 — Al shares how he got into the Secret Service.

12:30 — Al shares about his detail for Donald Trump, Jr.

14:06 — Al shares about the misconceptions of the Secret Service Agency.

20:29 — John asks Al about myths such as who killed Kennedy.

21:56 — John asks Al if he silences whistleblowers.

24:24 —  John asks Al if they taste the food before the protectee can eat it.

25:55 — John asks Al about the “juicy stuff.”

35:29— Al talks about the time commitment and travel with Don Jr.

38:55 — Al talks about his predictions for Don Jr. in politics.

45:30 — Al talks about the pranks that have been played on him.

49:00—  Al shares certain frustrations.

54:24—  Al shares his thoughts on fake accounts.

58:08 — Al talks about cyber protection.

59:35 — Al talks about his friendships with previous protectees.

1:03:00 —  Al talks about people he’s had the privilege to meet.

1:04:56 — Al shares his opinion about politicians that are anti-firearms but are being protected by firearms themselves.

1:10:45 — Al looks back and attempts to summarize his career.

Key Quotes:

“The more time you spend in close proximity, the closer you get to the protectee.” -Al Story

“[Don Jr.] is definitely one of the most extreme outdoorsmen I’ve ever known.” – Al

“You can ramp up your training by surrounding yourself with the best of the best.” -John Bartolo

“Time is undefeated.” -John

“There are competing goals between the protector and the protectee..it was my job to branch that divide..” -Al

“The Secret Service has done its very best to uncover layers…to ensure protectees are safe.” -Al

“During this pandemic and being retired, I can look at details from a different angle-as a friend.” -Al

“You have to do a delicate, tightrope walk.” -John

“It’s not the gun that’s doing the harm. It’s the person behind it that is putting forth the concerted effort.” -Al

“Where I come from, shooting guns is family recreation.” -Al

“I look back and it’s been an unbelievable career. I’ve been extremely blessed.” -Al

“You tell your story and that’s what it’s all about as time goes on.” -John

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