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Posted on 04/21/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT by Steelfish
Grassley Wants To Know If White House Aides Were Connected To Prostitution Scandal April 21, 2012
GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is asking the Secret Service whether members of the White House advance team are connected to the Colombian prostitution scandal, considering their close working relationship with federal agents.
Grassley, R-Iowa, sent the letter Friday to agency Director Mark Sullivan and acting Inspector General Charles Edwards. He also asked in the letter if the Secret Service is looking at whether the White House communications office also could be involved.
The scandal involving at least one Secret Service agent allegedly bringing a prostitute to his hotel room in Cartagena, Columbia, was made public April 13.
Grassley is concerned about whether White House officials were in the same hotel and if the prostitutes could have had access to their rooms.
The agents were there in advance of President Obama participating in an international trade summit. Twelve Secret Service agents have been implicated in the incident. Six have been ousted, including one who was allowed to retire. The rest are on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated and have had their security clearance suspended.
In addition, the Pentagon says the incident also involved 11 military members -- six Army, two Navy explosive ordinance disposal technicians, two Marine dog handlers and an Air Force airman.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday the administration has no reason to think staffers were involved and implied he would not be looking into the matter.
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At least no one is talking about obama waiting to have more “flexibilty” with the russians anymore. So obama and his propagandists are happy to discuss things that are “just about sex.”
Chuck, don’t over-reach. When your enemy is in the process of self-destructing, step back and watch. I’m hoping one or more of the disgruntled agents decides to go deep-throat (no pun intended).
The possibility that members of the White House advance team may have been involved with Colombian prostitutes would seem to assume that male prostitutes were engaged, a possibility that doesn’t seem to have included in the press reports I’ve read or heard.
Perhaps there should be a cabinet level department; Secretary of Tarts, for example...
He should stick with fast and furious and pursue this under the radar. But the leadership has already shown they don’t care about Holders’ perjury or gun running.
They did this with clinton, too. A hundred serious crimes, and they go after the blue dress. This is the “progressive” politicans’ protection racket.
I had just read today that some of zero’s bodyguards were involved as well!
Who really cares? The government is spending us into oblivion, while the greenies are intentionally driving up the price of energy to force us to conserve (we use more than our fair share you know).
I mean this prostitution thing isn’t the slightest bit surprising. What do people do when they deploy to various third world countries where sex is cheap? Um. Many partake. It’s not right, not by a long shot, but it’s not a national crisis. Disciplinary processes exist within all agencies to handle these sorts of transgressions.
We have far, far more important issues to worry about, like whether or not we’ll be hustled off to die when we’re old and sick, or whether or not we’ll be able to afford enough gas to get to work tomorrow.
The Clinton MO unfolds. . .whatever it takes; move the conversation. . .
I'd guess that you do, or you would've ignored the thread.
this is over-fishing. the scandal will work out by itself; we needn’t give the obamites any ammunition for a couter-strike by being stupid.
Like any competent lawyer, he would not have asked the question if he did not already know the answer.
Any politician who wants to turn this into a holy crusade against fornicators and adulterers is only giving the left ammunition. The left loves to paint Republicans as a bunch of backward prudes who want to use government to stop people from having sex. They also like to use these "sex scandals" to draw attention from the larger issues.
Nah. Obama needs another Czar.
Baloney. This is a potential national security issue. If the 'best of the best' are engaging in sordid behavior, then it most certainly is the public's business.
I'm guessing this is not the only time.
Ken, this sort of stuff goes on all the time under the radar. Again, I’m not justifying it, and I agree with you that there’s a potential security issue. I don’t think we know if the prostitutes had access to the secure areas where the president was staying. If so, then we do have a security breach that there are no doubt procedures within the agency and executive branch to handle.
As for the men being the best of the best, they’re still men, and I dare say the vast majority aren’t saints. I wish we had people of higher moral character in such jobs, but I doubt marital fidelity is a required to be an agent.
Lack of morality causes problems throughout society, both to individuals and the organizations where they work, but our culture celebrates it. How in the world would you even be able to staff an agency with saints in an era when screwing everything you can is generally praised?
Again, I’m not saying disciplinary action shouldn’t be taken if they violated security. That would be a failure to do their job.
When I was in service, I saw a plainclothes guy from the White House Tech Control giving orders to our Colonel in Command of the Comm. Squadron just before Jimmy Carter stopped in at our Base. I found out a little later on he was just an E-6 Tech Sergeant. I guess, E-6 or O-6 what's the difference when it concerns the White House.
The commie news conductors starting up the fog machines
Competence is not the first thing that comes to mind about Sen. Grassley. And I NEVER underestimate the ability of the Republican Senate to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
This is all about underage prostituion and the last summit documents. Obama has egg all over his face....
At the Fifth Summit all the participant nations signed the following agreement. in the declearation of agreement:
18. We reiterate our commitment to protect all people, particularly women, children and adolescents, from all
forms of trafficking in persons and sexual and economic exploitation, and to provide protection and attention
to the victims. We call on Ministers responsible for education, labour, social development, security and justice
to adopt coordinated national strategies to prevent and eradicate the worst forms of child labour by 2020 at
the latest, in accordance with the Plan of Action of the Fourth Summit in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and in
accordance with national legislation, and to develop innovative strategies to bring children and adolescents
who are victims back into healthy learning environments. We also reiterate our commitment to eliminate
forced labour before 2010.