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  • WaPo: Inspector General Was Asked to Delay Damning White House Prostitution Scandal

    10/09/2014 7:13:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Two years ago a slew of Secret Service agents got busted for hiring prostitutes while on an official trip in Cartagena, Colombia. That scandal erupted after an agent failed to properly pay a woman for her services. They were fired and the White House denied aides had any involvement. Now, the Washington Post is out with a stunning report about the scandal not only detailing that former White House presidential advance team member and volunteer Jonathan Dach officially registered a prostitute as an overnight guest in his hotel room, but that White House aides knew about Dach's actions and interfered with...
  • White House clears staff in Colombia scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/23/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    President Obama's chief counsel has concluded that no White House staffers in Colombia were involved in wrongdoing, press secretary Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said the counsel looked into the actions of members of the White House advance team as a matter of "due diligence" and that "there have been no specific credible allegations of misconduct."
  • White House: Staff not involved in summit scandal

    04/23/2012 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama's lawyers have concluded that no member of his White House staff engaged in improper conduct in Cartagena, Colombia. Obama spokesman Jay Carney says the White House counsel's office undertook a review as due diligence, even though there were no specific allegations of misconduct against advance White House staff.
  • Scandals sidetrack Obama campaign (Oh what a tangled web we weave.....)

    04/23/2012 7:34:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    US Politics & Policy ^ | April 22, 2012 | Richard McGregor, John Paul Rathbone
    A salacious scandal involving US Secret Service agents cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia ahead of last week’s presidential visit has overshadowed Barack Obama’s efforts to build his re-election campaign. But more significantly, the scandal, which has run in parallel with revelations of overspending by the federal government’s property agency, is further corroding public respect for the country’s governing institutions. The daily parade of details of incompetence and impropriety among Washington agencies accentuates the findings of a Gallup poll last year which found an alarming loss of public faith over the last decade in US government institutions. Only the military held...
  • White House Communications Agency Under Investigation in Colombia Prostitution Scandal

    04/23/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    NextGov ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Bob Brewin
    The investigation into the Colombia prostitution scandal has broadened to include the White House Communications Agency, Nextgov has learned. Laura Williams, a spokeswoman for the Defense Information Systems Agency, which manages the White House office that provides the president with secure communications, confirmed that one individual from WHCA is under investigation, but could not provide any more details at this time.
  • Rep. King Wants To Know Whether 'Per Diem' Used To Pay Colombia Prostitutes

    04/22/2012 12:49:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 22, 2012
    Rep. King Wants To Know Whether 'Per Diem' Used To Pay Colombia Prostitutes April 22, 2012 A top House Republican wants to know whether Secret Service employees involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia used their taxpayer "per diem" to pay any of the women for their services. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., posed the question along with dozens of others in a letter to Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan as part of his committee's escalating probe into the controversy. The questions covered everything from the potential security risks to internal training procedures. On the issue of...
  • Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief....

    04/22/2012 11:56:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    hinterlandgazette.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Janet Shan
    Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief & Rising Black Star in AgencyThe Secret Service officer responsible for the recall of 11 agents in a dispute with Colombian prostitutes over payment to Dania Suarez, has been revealed as Paula Reid, a rising black star in the agency. She recently became the head of the agency’s Miami office after 21 years on the force. Ms. Reid uncovered the scandal and alerted her superiors about the “egregious behavior” of the agents. Paula Reid was in Cartagena ahead of President Obama’s trip, laying the groundwork for...
  • Rep. Peter King, other lawmakers demand answers on Secret Service scandal (SS used taxpayer $$$)

    04/22/2012 12:24:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/22/12 | Newscore
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is demanding answers to 50 questions about the Secret Service prostitution scandal from agency director Mark Sullivan, according to a letter provided to FOX News Channel Sunday. In his letter to Sullivan, King asks for details about exactly who was involved in the incident; whether government money was used to purchase the services of prostitutes; and whether firearms or sensitive equipment or materials were in the agents' hotel rooms.
  • Congressman:Concern for Obama Because‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’

    04/22/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-22-2012 | Bridget Johnson
    April 22, 2012 Congressman: Safety Concern for Obama Because of ‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’ Bridget Johnson The ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on CNN this morning that there’s extra concern for President Obama’s safety seeing as how he’s around people with “guns strapped on their legs.”Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) spoke with Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” about the Secret Service scandal. Cummings and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Secret Service director Mark J. Sullivan last week asking for a full accounting of the...
  • Now WH (staff) is under suspicion -- Questions over whether agents slept with underage girls

    04/21/2012 7:40:31 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 67 replies
    ukmail ^ | 4.20.12
    The prostitution scandal which has devastated the Secret Service could be set to spread to the White House. A senior Republican has urged the investigation into what happened in Colombia ahead of Barack Obama's trip there to extend to presidential staff who were preparing for his visit. Senator Charles Grassley's comments came on the day that three more Secret Service agents who had been sent home over the incident resigned from the agency. Also on Friday, Mr Obama received a personal briefing on the state of the investigation from Mark Sullivan, director of the Secret Service. -------- Mr Sullivan visited...
  • Colombian authorities investigating whether women in Secret Service scandal were underage

    04/21/2012 3:06:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/21/12 | HILARY LEWIS
    Colombian authorities are probing whether any of the women involved in the prostitution scandal that’s cost six Secret Service agents their jobs were underage, according to a new report.
  • Grassley wants to know if White House aides were connected to prostitution scandal

    04/21/2012 3:11:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/12 | Fox News
    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.
  • White House fires back on Sarah Palin’s Secret Service criticism

    04/20/2012 12:27:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 20, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Sarah Palin's charge that the Secret Service prostitute scandal highlighted President Barack Obama's "poor management skills" drew a sharp rebuke Friday from the White House, where chief spokesman Jay Carney dubbed it absurd and politically motivated. "It is preposterous to politicize the Secret Service," Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. Palin and Republican Senator Jeff Sessions have in recent days charged that the scandal, coupled to the outrage over the General Services Administration's lavish spending on a convention in Las Vegas, reflect poorly on Obama. Those two controversies, as well as the tragic mass slaying of Afghan civilians, allegedly...
  • 3 more in scandal out at Secret Service

    04/20/2012 1:32:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    politico.com ^ | April 20 2012 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    At least three more Secret Service employees involved in the Colombian prostitution scandal are expected to lose their jobs Friday, as the Pentagon increased to 11 the number of military personnel it’s investigating as part of the incident. The three additional departures, confirmed to POLITICO by a federal official, bring the total number of employees to be forced out or to have quit their jobs to at least six. There are 11 members total of the Secret Service thought to be involved in the scandal, which occurred ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to Cartagena for the Summit of the...
  • Fired Secret Service agent remains eligible for up to $2.1 million in taxpayer-funded pension payout

    04/20/2012 1:37:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 20 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The disgraced Secret Service supervisors accused of engaging in a cocaine-fueled hooker party on the taxpayer dime will still cash in on lucrative taxpayer-funded pensions. Three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Barack Obama have been terminated since it was revealed that they reportedly caroused with prostitutes and drugs in Colombia. The Washington Post Thursday identified the two supervisors who have been forced out of the agency. Supervisor David Randall Chaney, 48, has been allowed to retire, while Greg Stokes, the assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division, has been fired with cause. A third low-level officer...
  • Ousted Secret Service agent posted pictures of Sarah Palin on Facebook

    04/20/2012 1:19:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/20/12
    As officials warn of more Secret Service resignations as soon as Friday stemming from a prostitute scandal in Colombia, one of the former agents allegedly involved joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while on assignment during the 2008 campaign. David Chaney and Greg Stokes are the two Secret Service supervisors no longer with the agency in the wake of the incident immediately preceding President Barack Obama's trip to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend on Thursday. In a photo...
  • Ousted Secret Service employees identified

    04/20/2012 9:13:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/19/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Two Secret Service employees ousted in the aftermath of the Colombia prostitution scandal were confirmed Thursday by their lawyer. The employees, both supervisors, are David Randall Chaney, 48, and Greg Stokes, the assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division. Both served about two decades with the Secret Service, including substantial amounts of time with the presidential protection detail. Lawrence Berger, the general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, confirmed he is representing the two men. Chaney had been a supervisor in the Secret Service's international programs division and retired under pressure on Wednesday. His Facebook page...
  • DOJ Investigating Cartegena Hooker

    04/19/2012 12:02:40 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 8 replies
    DOJ investigating Cartagena hooker. Department of Justice can't decide whether to prosecute for Standing her Ground or Holder for being Fast and Furious.
  • Heads Begin to Roll in Secret Service Sex Scandal

    04/18/2012 6:22:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 87 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-18-2012 | Bridget Johnson
    April 18, 2012 Heads Begin to Roll in Secret Service Sex Scandal Bridget Johnson Three Secret Service agents became the first to fall in the Colombian prostitution scandal today, with the agency announcing that two supervisors and one agent will step down.Eight more remain under investigation and on suspension as one of the supervisors retired, the other was “proposed for removal for cause” (which can be challenged), and the agent resigned.“The Secret Service continues to conduct a full, thorough and fair investigation, utilizing all investigative techniques available to our agency,” the assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service Office of...
  • Collins: Prostitutes In Secret Services Scandal 'Could Be Spies'

    04/18/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | April 18, 2012
    The women Secret Service and military crew took to a Colombian hotel before President Barack Obama arrived "could be spies," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. "We don't know who these women are," she told reporters in Washington. "They could be spies. They could be associated with hostile forces. They could have disabled the agents' weapons or planted listening devices or in other ways breach security. It is very serious." She said investigators suspect the agents and military personnel brought as many as 21 prostitutes to the sprawling beachfront Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, April 11 during a night of carousing...