Prostitution Scandal Rocks the Secret Service Ranks

By:  Dave Bohon
04/17/2012
       
Prostitution Scandal Rocks the Secret Service Ranks

President Obama has expressed his concern over allegations that Secret Service agents on duty in Colombia ahead of his appearance at an international summit cavorted with prostitutes at the beachfront resort where they were staying. “If it turns out some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then, of course, I’ll be angry,” said the President during the summit in Cartagena April 14, “because my attitude with respect to Secret Service personnel is no different than what I expect out of my delegation sitting here.”

 
 

President Obama has expressed his concern over allegations that Secret Service agents on duty in Colombia ahead of his appearance at an international summit cavorted with prostitutes at the beachfront resort where they were staying. “If it turns out some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then, of course, I’ll be angry,” said the President during the summit in Cartagena April 14, “because my attitude with respect to Secret Service personnel is no different than what I expect out of my delegation sitting here.”

 
The President said that “we’re representing the people of the United States and when we travel to another county I expect us to observe the highest standards. Obviously what’s been reported doesn’t match up with those standards.” However, he tempered his criticism with the observation that the Secret Service agents “perform extraordinary service on a day-to-day basis protecting me, my family, U.S. officials. They do very hard work under stressful circumstances and almost invariably do an outstanding job. So I’m very grateful.”
 
According to the Associated Press, 11 agents on duty in Colombia were placed on leave in the wake of the scandal, and at least five U.S. military personnel assigned to the Secret Service for the event were confined to their quarters under allegations that they had been involved in the misconduct as well. “Put together, the allegations were an embarrassment for an American president on foreign soil and threatened to upend White House efforts to keep his trip focused squarely on boosting economic ties with fast-growing Latin America,” reported the AP. Obama met with approximately 30 leaders from the region April 14-15. The Secret Service sent personnel to replace the agents under investigation, and insisted that the President’s security was not compromised by the incident.
 
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