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  • 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...
  • Prostitution scandal probe looks at U.S. Special Forces, sources say

    04/18/2012 11:12:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    cnn.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- Five members of America's elite Army Special Forces are among those under investigation in a prostitution scandal in Colombia, two U.S. officials said Wednesday, as the controversy continues to swirl in both countries. Eleven Secret Service members have been implicated in the probe, while as many as 10 U.S. military personnel from all branches of the armed forces are being questioned about potential misconduct after an alleged prostitute complained about a lack of payment.
  • Secret Service Agents Took 20 Women To Colombian Hotel, Says Senator

    04/17/2012 6:47:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Karen McVeigh
    Secret Service Agents Took 20 Women To Colombian Hotel, Says Senator Susan Collins says director is pursuing 'vigorous internal investigation' as scandal triggers scrutiny of agency's culture Karen McVeigh 17 April 2012 At least 20 women were brought back to a hotel in Colombia by secret service agents and military personnel who are now under investigation into allegations of misconduct involving prostitutes, according to a US senator. Speaking after she was briefed by the director of the secret service, Susan Collins, the top Republican on the Senate homeland security committee, said on Tuesday: "There are 11 agents involved. Twenty or...
  • New low ‘blow’: Coke eyed at Secret Service ho-down (Cocaine)

    04/18/2012 4:21:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/12 | HARRISON HERNANDEZ in Cartagena, Colombia and CHUCK BENNETT and LORENA MONGELLI
    The Secret Service sure knows how to party. Cocaine and several bottles of whiskey apparently fueled the elite agents’ boneheaded fling with about 20 hookers at a posh hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, a hotel staffer told The Post. The employee responded to the trashed room with police and other Hotel El Caribe workers when one prostitute raised hell after a Secret Service member initially refused to pay her. “When I went upstairs I walked into a messy room. The room was littered with two whiskey bottles — and a line of white powder, I believed to be cocaine, was on...
  • Up to 21 Women Brought to Colombia Hotel By Agents and Military Members, Senator Says

    04/17/2012 10:20:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Secret Service agents and members of the U.S. military brought as many as 21 women back to their hotel during their assignment to Colombia last week, a top senator briefed on the prostitution scandal said Tuesday. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the top Republican on the Senate homeland security committee, said she was briefed for a half-hour Monday night by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan. Collins said she learned that U.S. Marines, as well as the 11 Secret Service agents now on administrative leave, were allegedly involved -- which could account for why so many women were brought back to the...
  • ABC Exclusive: Secret Service Bragged About Protecting Obama While Partying At Colombian Brothel

    04/17/2012 9:28:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 103 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | Reena Ninan, Christine Romo and Mary Bruce
    CARTAGENA, Colombia — ABC News has learned exclusively that the Secret Service officials accused of misconduct in Colombia revealed their identities by boasting at a Cartagena brothel that they worked for President Obama. Partying at the “Pley Club” Wednesday night, eleven members of the president’s advance team allegedly bragged “we work for Obama” and “we’re here to protect him.” The officials spent the night throwing back expensive whiskey and enlisting the services of the club’s prostitutes, according to a bouncer at the club and a police source. Sources tell ABC News several of the men agreed to pay for, and...
  • Inside the Secret Service's hooker hot spot: Agents assigned to protect Obama

    04/16/2012 5:08:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/16/12 | Edgar Sandoval In Cartagena, Colombia , Alison Gendar In Washington AND Bill Hutchinson Read more:
    In the dingy Colombian love club where locals say President Obama’s Secret Service agents picked up a harem of hookers, scantily clad women do dirty dances and brazenly sell their bodies. -snip- It was in this one-story, windowless, brick building with a cheesy neon sign on top that 11 Secret Service agents assigned to protect the President ended up embarrassing their country all for a little fun and flesh, local sources told the Daily News.
  • Supervisors and elite agents involved in Secret Service scandal

    04/16/2012 5:01:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/16/12 | Newscore
    Two Secret Service supervisors and three elite agents were among those placed on administrative leave amid allegations they brought prostitutes back to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, Colombia, in advance of a presidential visit this past weekend, FOX News Channel confirmed Monday. -snip- The NBC News source noted that agents had copies of the president's schedule in their rooms and the incident may have caused a security breach.
  • Inside the [alleged] Secret Service's hooker hot spot

    04/16/2012 3:22:23 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 58 replies
    It was in this one-story, windowless, brick building with a cheesy neon sign on top that 11 Secret Service agents assigned to protect the President ended up embarrassing their country all for a little fun and flesh, local sources told the Daily News. Drinking beers and whisky that range in price from 40,000 to 150,000 pesos ($24 to $84) for bottle service, the agents had their pick of young girls with long, black and brown hair and lots of makeup. “The gringos got rowdy at the bar. They drank fine whisky and slept with the prettiest ones, the ones that...
  • Obama: I'll be angry if agent scandal is true

    04/15/2012 4:55:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Obama: I'll be angry if agent scandal is true By: Josh Gerstein April 15, 2012 06:21 PM EDT CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Barack Obama said Sunday he will be “angry” if there’s truth to reports that Secret Service personnel patronized prostitutes ahead of his visit to an international summit meeting here. “If it turns out some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then, of course, I’ll be angry because my attitude with respect to Secret Service personnel is no different than what I expect out of my delegation sitting here,” Obama said in his...
  • Hillary Clinton swills beer in Colombia (Team Obama running amuck...)

    04/15/2012 10:25:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    The HIll ^ | 4/15/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cut loose at Café Havana in Cartagena, Colombia on Sunday, swilling beer and hitting the dance floor in pictures captured by AFP-Getty Images.
  • Hillary Clinton knocks back a beer and dances the night away at a Colombia nightclub

    04/15/2012 10:31:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/15/12 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    After attending debates at a major summit in Cartagena, Colombia, where more than 30 world leaders gathered together, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton partied the night away at a nightclub. The 64-year-old, who is in South America for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, made the most of the country's nightlife at Café Havana on Saturday evening. In photos taken at the salsa hotspot, Mrs Clinton can be seen dancing with her hands in the air and swigging back a bottle of beer while surrounded by friends.
  • Secret Service scandal could be bigger, lawmaker says

    04/15/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 66 replies
    The scandal involving at least 11 U.S. Secret Service personnel that began Wednesday in Colombia could be much larger than initially reported, a Republican lawmaker said Sunday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), whose panel maintains jurisdiction over all federal agencies, said he had reason to believe that more than 11 Secret Service personnel were involved but never specifically explained why.
  • 11 Secret Service agents (on Obama party detail) put on leave amid prostitution inquiry

    04/15/2012 5:45:01 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 4/15/2012 | By David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe
    The U.S. Secret Service on Saturday placed 11 agents on administrative leave as the agency investigates allegations that the men brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, Colombia, on Wednesday night and that a dispute ensued with one of the women over payment the following morning. Secret Service Assistant Director Paul S. Morrissey said the agents had violated the service’s “zero-tolerance policy on personal misconduct” during their trip to prepare for President Obama’s arrival at an international summit this weekend. “We regret any distraction from the Summit of the Americas this situation has caused,” Morrissey said in a statement....
  • Secret Service hooker flap over $47

    04/15/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/15/12 | GEOFF EARLE in DC and DON KAPLAN
    A Secret Service agent shamed the United States after a wild night of babes and booze that ended in an argument with a Colombian hooker over as little as $47. One of 11 elite agents assigned to ensure President Obama’s protection at a summit meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, was busted after his lady of the evening refused to leave his hotel room in the morning without her fee. That woman was one of 11 hookers hired by the agents — and the only one who hadn’t left Cartagena’s swank Hotel Caribe, where White House staffers, members of the press and...
  • 5 service members confined in misconduct probe [Colombia hookers again, but military this time]

    04/14/2012 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT | unattributed
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- The U.S. military says five service members supporting the Secret Service in advance of President Barack Obama's visit may have been involved in inappropriate conduct and have been confined to quarters. Obama is in Colombia for a Summit of the Americas. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the incident...stems from the same episode involving about a dozen members of the Secret Service...
  • King: 'Close to' all 11 agents had women, presumed to be prostitutes, in rooms

    04/14/2012 2:53:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 116 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/14/12 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    A U.S. lawmaker says a "significant number" of Secret Service agents involved in an alleged prostitution scandal at an international summit brought women back to their hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Colombia.
  • Secret Service Agents Face Questioning on Misconduct (New details on HookerGate)

    04/14/2012 2:29:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/14/12 | JACKIE CALMES and ERIC SCHMITT
    -snip- “There are people who willingly went to prostitutes and other people who ended up with prostitutes,” the official said. “Either way, it’s just unacceptable.” Specifically, the official said, on Wednesday night an agent is believed to have taken a Colombian woman back to his hotel room and had then thrown her out in a dispute over money; investigators are trying to figure out whether the agent knew that she had intended to be paid. The woman apparently began causing a disturbance in the hallway, eventually bringing other Secret Service agents — as well as a small number of law...
  • SEX CASE COPS GRILL AL GORE!

    07/24/2010 10:20:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies · 5+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | July 23, 2010
    In a bombshell new development in the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that the former vice president has finally been interviewed by police in the Molly Hagerty case. Sources close to the investigation reveal that detectives from the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau traveled quietly to San Francisco on Thursday for the secret meeting with the 62-year-old Nobel Prize winner. "Al Gore has finally been interviewed face to face by detectives in the Molly Hagerty case," a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Details of what was disclosed in the police interview by Gore --and exactly how long...
  • "Bad Cops, Bad Cops" (statewide criminal probe of New York State Police launched)

    04/01/2008 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 171+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Tuesday, April 01, 2008
    Today's New York Post reports that new Governor David Paterson has authorized Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to launch a criminal probe into the New York State Police. The allegations to be investigated include illegal leaks of information statewide, politically motivated investigations and looking the other way while former Governor Eliot Spitzer repeatedly patronized high priced prostitutes. If this is how the state's police operate, no wonder Hillary has expressed interest in running for governor if her presidential bid fails.
  • The Media FINALLY label Spitzer ... Oh Wait.

    Those of us who have been participating in the Eliot Spitzer Media Waiting Game -- halting our respitory activity in anticipation of the Jurassic Press actually ascribing Party affiliation to the recently resigned Big Apple Governor -- can finally breathe easy. The Agence-France Presse and Yahoo! have teamed up to finally do what's right. Only they do it so VERY wrong. Eliot Spitzer (R) holds a news conference in New York City with his wife Silda by his side
  • CIA chief quits after 'Hookergate'

    05/07/2006 1:50:56 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 92 replies · 3,446+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 07, 2006 | Sarah Baxter
    ALL the ingredients for a spy thriller involving prostitutes, poker, a congressman called Randy and parties at the legendary Watergate complex may lie behind the sudden resignation of Porter Goss as director of the CIA last Friday. The saga has already been named “Hookergate” and the CIA is buzzing with rumours that there is more to Goss’s departure than meets the eye. The timing is certainly curious, coming hard on the heels of the CIA’s confirmation last week that Kyle “Dusty” Foggo, the number three in the nation’s spy centre who was hand-picked by Goss, had attended poker games at...
  • Prostitution alleged in Cunningham case

    04/29/2006 7:32:54 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 32 replies · 2,119+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 29, 2006 | Jo Becker and Charles R. Babcock
    Federal authorities are investigating allegations that a California defense contractor arranged for a Washington area limousine company to provide prostitutes to convicted former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.) and possibly other lawmakers, sources familiar with the probe said yesterday. In recent weeks, investigators have focused on possible dealings between Christopher D. Baker, president of Shirlington Limousine and Transportation Inc., and Brent R. Wilkes, a San Diego businessman who is under investigation for bribing Cunningham in return for millions of dollars in federal contracts, said one source, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Baker has a criminal record and...