Keyword: secretservice

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Senator demands WH staff investigation: Prostitutes ...ubderage?....(Title reworked)

    04/22/2012 6:25:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Dailymail ^ | UPDATED: 16:11 EST, 21 April 2012
    f Six Secret Service agents quit the force over scandalPresident personally briefed on state of the investigationColombian prostitute at the hear of affair has gone into hidingSays she was eventually paid $225 for the eveningClaims to fear retaliation by the U.S. government The prostitutes involved in the Secret Service scandal that cost six agents their jobs may have been underage, according to a new report.A Colombian government official told a newspaper group that investigators from the Colombian attorney general’s office have questioned employees of the hotel in question, and the taxi driver who drove home the woman who triggered the...
  • Under Sandra Fluke's Logic, Secret Service Agents' Condoms Should Be Reimbursable

    04/22/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    Free Republic -- Vanity (American In Tokyo) ^ | 23 April 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Ms. Sandra Fluke is attached to an organization with high moral values, that places an emphasis on ethics, honesty and integrity. There is in fact not only a student code at Georgetown University, there also an ETHOS CODE , and there is also the history, tradition and mission statement of the Catholic university guiding certain behaviors (both on and off campus as stated and each student is to be aware of this).It is this very essence and aspect of core institutional values which "15-Minutes-of-Fame Sandra" very publicly whined about, mocked and assailed on national TV and also asserted that the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mark Steyn: Grope and Change

    04/21/2012 10:04:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 21, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Unlike the government of the United States, I can’t claim any hands-on experience with Colombian hookers. But I was impressed by the rates charged by Miss Dania Suarez, and even more impressed by the U.S. Secret Service’s response to them. Cartagena’s most famous “escort” costs $800. For purposes of comparison, you can book Eliot Spitzer’s “escort” for $300. Yet, on the cold grey fiscally conservative morning after the wild socially liberal night before, Dania’s Secret Service agent offered her a mere $28. Twenty-eight bucks! What a remarkably precise sum. Thirty dollars less a federal handling fee? Why isn’t this guy...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coulter: Obama’s silver spoon was ‘an affirmative action silver spoon’

    04/20/2012 7:26:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that Democratic attempts to highlight presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s wealth are not only unfair, but likely to backfire. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said that he and his wife Michelle were not born with a “silver spoon” in their mouths, a comment which was widely considered to be a jab at Romney, the son of a successful CEO. Although Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney denied that was the case, the Democratic Party has been attacking the former Massachusetts governor in an effort to paint him as out-of-touch...
  • The Other Obama Columbia Summit Debacle (w/ Argentina)

    04/18/2012 6:21:27 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | netwmd Staff
    Does U.S. President Obama have a foreign policy or should we call it a "dangerous farcical policy." Is he even control of the White House? By now, most people have heard the story of how, "11 Secret Service agents" and "as many as 10 U.S. military personnel," hired prostitutes, drank alcohol, and possibly used illicit drugs -- all in "security preparation" for the president to attend the Summit of the Americas in Columbia. Besides the security debacle, Obama's diplomatic effort, "wasn't exactly smooth sailing." But there's a subtle clincher to Obama's ridiculous Columbia trip which belies his true incompetency, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Carney: Palin "Politicizing" Secret Service, Afghanistan And GSA Scandals (video)

    04/20/2012 11:00:24 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 30 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 20, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    White House press secretary Jay Carney accuses former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) of "politicizing" the Secret Service incident in Colombia, the GSA scandal and soldiers posing with dead Afghans for implying it represents a breakdown in White House oversight. "What they're doing is trying to turn these incident, one that's still under investigation into, you know, political advantage and obviously you recognize that, everyone here recognizes that," Carney said. Full transcript of the exchange below.
  • 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...
  • Sarah Palin Responds to Fired Secret Service Agent Who “Checked Her Out”

    04/20/2012 7:14:24 AM PDT · by radioone · 57 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-20-12 | Jim Hoft
    The Secret Service this week fired supervisors David Chaney and Greg Stokes following the incident immediately preceding President Barack Obama’s trip to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas. One of the agents, David Chaney, joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while on assignment during the 2008 campaign. On his Facebook page, former Secret Service agent David Chaney admitted checking out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign. (CNN)
  • Former President Clinton Makes Statement re. Deplorable Secret Service Scandal

    04/20/2012 5:41:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Speedunque
  • 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...
  • Palin Responds To Secret Service Agent: "Check This Out, Bodyguard -- You're Fired" (video)

    04/19/2012 8:01:36 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 54 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 19, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Sarah Palin joined FOX News tonight to discuss the Secret Service prostitution scandal as well as the GSA spending scandal. Palin also reacted to news that broke this afternoon about another Secret Service scandal, this time involving her. "Well check this out, bodyguard -- you're fired. And I hope his wife sends him to the doghouse. As long as he's not eating the dog, along with his former boss. Greta, you know, a lot of people will just, I guess say that this is boys being boys. And boys will be boys, but they shouldn't be in positions of authority."
  • Investigate Nugent But Not Farrakhan?

    04/19/2012 4:04:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 19, 2012
    Gun Rights: The Secret Service wants to talk to an iconic rocker about metaphorical references to a movie while the administration ignores genuine threats of violence. When Ted Nugent addressed the annual convention of the National Rifle Association, he used words no more strident than when, at a June 2008 Philadelphia fundraiser, candidate Barack Obama told of how he would respond to Republican attacks. "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," said the former community organizer familiar with the street gangs of Chicago. Attempting to rally fellow NRA members already agitated by the administration's push...
  • Not so Secret Service

    04/19/2012 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 19, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Tribune Media Services One doesn't have to be Tom Clancy to develop a plot of political intrigue that could actually have taken place in Cartagena. In 2007 an investigation by Telemundo and NBC News found that, "the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia has taken root in South America, fostering a well-financed force of Islamist radicals boiling with hatred for the United States and ready to die to prove it."
  • New Culture Of Irresponsibility

    04/19/2012 4:20:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 19, 2012
    Leadership: What do the GSA spending scandal, the Secret Service sex scandal and Leon Panetta's expensive weekend trips home have in common? They stem from a culture of irresponsibility set by the man in the White House. When President Obama came to Washington, he promised to usher in a "new era of responsibility," one where everyone would recognize "duties to ourselves, our nation and the world." But Obama has delivered the opposite. He's used the presidency to lavish himself and his family with hugely expensive perks. He's used the Treasury as a piggy bank to reward donors and friends. He's...
  • Dem leader Pelosi 'stunned and disgusted' by Secret Service scandal

    04/19/2012 4:09:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Mike Lillis
    Dem leader Pelosi 'stunned and disgusted' by Secret Service scandalBy Mike Lillis - 04/19/12 04:13 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she's "stunned and disgusted" by the prostitution scandal dogging the Secret Service this month. The California Democrat said she has not been briefed on the incident — in which almost a dozen Secret Service agents caroused with prostitutes ahead of President Obama's recent trip to Colombia — but she urged a quick investigation into the culture of the agency and suggested those involved should be fired. "It's a stunning thing. It's actually disgusting," Pelosi said Thursday at...
  • Twin GSA, Secret Service scandals pose new threat to Obama

    04/19/2012 4:02:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Amie Parnes
    Twin GSA, Secret Service scandals pose new threat to ObamaBy Amie Parnes - 04/19/12 06:22 PM ET The General Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Service scandals have been a distraction for the White House as it moves toward the general election and fights the perception of an out-of-control government. The double dose of scandals has made it difficult for the White House to get its message out, and Republicans have piled on, pushing a tone of cynicism and disappointment with a government they say needs to be reined in. Obama’s likely opponent, Mitt Romney, said this week that he would...
  • You Thought You Knew Prostitutes? You Don’t Know Prostitutes

    04/19/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-19-2012 | Glenn T. Stanton
    April 19, 2012 You Thought You Knew Prostitutes? You Don’t Know Prostitutes Glenn T. Stanton The president’s Secret Service detail, preparing for his visit to Colombia, took some time to unwind and enjoy the local flavor. We all know the sordid details. But the New York Times today gives us more detail on the matter, some very important detail.These very high-level men did not consort with prostitutes. No, these ladies were at a level commensurate with their clients. They were escorts. Our Paper of Record performs an important community service, giving these two ladies the opportunity to clarify the difference....
  • EXCLUSIVE: First photos of Colombia escort in explosive Secret Service hooker scandal

    04/19/2012 12:37:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Edgar Sandoval
    The Daily News can reveal the first photo of the 24-year-old Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent ignited the agency’s worst sex scandal. One of the agents tried to brush off his girl, the single mother of a 9-year-old son known as Tania, the next morning with only $28 in cab fare. She caused a ruckus, demanding her full payment, so cops got involved and word reached the US Embassy.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Ted Nugent Rebuffs Democratic Attacks: ‘I’m a Black Jew at a Nazi-Klan Rally’

    04/17/2012 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 17, 2012
    Rock guitarist, conservative activist and Mitt Romney supporter Ted Nugent says he stands by his provocative rant against the Obama administration at last weekend’s National Rifle Association convention, despite mounting pressure from Democrats and an investigation by the Secret Service. “I spoke at the NRA and I will stand by my speech. It was 100 percent positive,” Nugent told the Dana Loesch radio show today. “It’s about we the people taking back our American dream from the corrupt monsters in the federal government under this administration and the communist czars he’s appointed.” Nugent told a crowd of convention-goers that “if...
  • White House Stunned By Argentine Oil Expropriation

    04/17/2012 4:52:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 17, 2012
    Diplomacy: After a weekend of cavorting in Colombia, the White House was caught flat-footed by Argentina's takeover of a big oil company whose loss will hike gas prices, harm Spain and slam U.S. investors. Lucky us. Never was a response to a global outrage more mealy-mouthed than the one from the U.S. after Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, standing under a portrait of Evita Peron, announced a brazen grab for YPF, the Argentine oil company that's 57% owned by Spain's Repsol. Markets fell, world leaders denounced the violation of contracts and economically battered Spain rallied European Union support. But...
  • Sex Tourism: Unanswered Questions In Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    04/16/2012 4:40:00 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 53 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The alleged sexcapades by several Secret Service agents while in Colombia in service to President Barack Obama may not just be an embarassment for their country; rather, the objects of their affections may have been exploited against their will, and the investigation into the debaucherous debacle necessarily must include the circumstances by which the involved women found themselves in the meat market. Legal prostitution in Colombia and other countries has generated a thriving sex tourism industry, and in meeting supply for the demand many women find themselves enslaved in the trade. For example, in Spain where prostitution is legal an...
  • 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...
  • Obama Ignores Reporter Asking Him If Secret Service Chief Should Resign (video)

    04/17/2012 10:05:31 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "Mr. President, should [Secret Service] Director [Mark] Sullivan resign?" a reporter yelled out after President Obama was done speaking about regulating oil markets in the Rose Garden. "Obama turned his back and left," MSNBC reported.
  • 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...
  • Beck Breaks Down Secret Service Missteps and Wonders if They're Actually "Set-ups"

    04/16/2012 9:16:35 PM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 91 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 16, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    A set up? An incredulous Beck asked if anyone had ever seen the Secret Service conduct itself this way before. Being dismissed for an alleged tryst with with prostitutes in Cartagena; carelessly plotting out routes in foreign countries that compromise the presidential motorcade; approving risk-laden locations for foreign stop-overs. None of the above bodes well for those entrusted with protecting America’s Commander in Chief. After a careful review of these transgressions, Beck came to the conclusion that there can only be two explanations — and each one spells trouble. Either the Secret Service is a motley crew of inept “morons”...
  • Hotel dispute started confrontation that sent home Secret Service agents for misconduct involving

    04/14/2012 12:12:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/14/12 | Kimberly Schwandt
    Hotel dispute started confrontation that sent home Secret Service agents for misconduct involving prostitution full title An employee approached at least one Secret Service agent and demanding that he pay extra money for having an additional overnight guest in his room. The agent balked, which eventually resulted in a confrontation and forced diplomatic intervention. The official said the guest involved apparently was a prostitute. It remains unclear whether more agents and more prostitutes were involved. A hotel employee told the Associated Press the agents were drinking heavily during their stay.
  • Kessler to Newsmax: Secret Service Prostitutes May be Underage Girls

    04/16/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 16, 2012 | Martin Gould and John Bachman
    Investigators probing the Secret Service prostitute scandal are looking into whether any of the girls involved were underage, Ronald Kessler, the journalist who broke the story, tells Newsmax.TV exclusively. Kessler warned that more scandalous details of the Colombian cavorting are still to come, including the age of the prostitutes. (VIDEO AT LINK) Kessler, Newsmax’s chief Washington correspondent, broke the story of the scandal over the weekend. The details have since been confirmed by the Secret Service, and President Barack Obama has called for an investigation. Up to a dozen agents were sent home from Cartagena, Colombia, where the president was...
  • 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 Secret Service scandal is true

    04/15/2012 6:12:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/15/2012 | ap
    President Barack Obama, speaking for the first time about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, said Sunday that "of course I'll be angry" if those accusations are proven true by an investigation. Obama said the agents represent the United States and are supposed to conduct themselves with the highest levels of dignity anywhere in the world. "Obviously, what's been reported doesn't match up to those standards," Obama said in a news conference wrapping his appearance at a Latin America summit. The president never directly mentioned that the specific accusations, confirmed by media outlets, that agents were cavorting with prostitutes...
  • Breakdown of Morale in the Ranks

    04/15/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT · by LessGovIsTheBestGov · 27 replies
    NewtWorldOrderGingrich.com ^ | April 15, 2012 | Scott Rohter
    Enjoying Everything that Columbia Has to Offer - Obama Secret Service Suffers From More than Just a Lack of Morale in South America - Breakdown of Morale in the Ranks By Scott Rohter, April 2012 A very interesting but barely covered item in the news this week was from Columbia, South America where twelve members of President Obama’s advance security team were recalled back to the United States for “disciplinary reasons.” Hmmm… Have some members of the Secret Service, the nation’s finest and truest men and women, who are responsible for the President’s own personal safety, and who are supposed...
  • 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....
  • Defense service members may be part of Secret S. "misconduct" scandal (Arabs, Hezbollah in area)

    04/14/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | April 14, 2012
    CBS News has learned that at least one United States Secret Service agent is alleged to have sought the services of a prostitute in Cartagena
  • Secret Service Scandal Widens to US Military (Ho! Hum! Another Day Another Bammy Scandal)

    04/14/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 14,2012 | JULIE PACE and LIBARDO CARDONA |
    An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents widened Saturday when the U.S. military confirmed five service members staying at the same hotel in Colombia may have been involved in misconduct as well. The allegations overshadowed President Barack Obama's diplomacy in Latin America and threatened to bruise America's image. The White House found itself having to insist that Obama still had full confidence in the agency designed to protect his life.
  • 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...
  • Secret Service agents busted because they refused to pay hooker: source

    04/14/2012 11:27:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 98 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alison Gendar AND Jonathan Lemire
    The dozen Secret Service agents sent home after a prostitution scandal in Colombia were busted after at least one of them refused to pay a hooker, sources said. The scandal — a black eye for the United States’ reputation abroad — was revealed Friday before President Obama arrived in Cartagena for the Summit of the Americas. The 12 agents were part of an advance team meant to secure a local hotel before the summit began — yet their attention apparently turned to taking advantage of Colombia’s policy of legal prostitution. “They had arranged to have a bunch of prostitutes come...
  • Biden charging Secret Service for cottage rental

    07/31/2011 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/30/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the agency also pays him rent. Since April, Mr. Biden has collected more than $13,000 from the agency charged with protecting him and his family, for use of a rental cottage adjacent to the waterfront home he owns in a Wilmington, Del., neighborhood. Mr. Biden, listed not as vice president in federal purchasing documents but as “vendor,” is eligible for up to $66,000 by the time the government contract expires in the fall of 2013, the records show. Officials say the arrangement came about when...
  • Latin America's giving up on Obama too

    04/12/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 12, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    President Obama is off on Air Force One tomorrow, this time for another summit in Latin America. Not that much will get accomplished at the two-day Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, the sixth in an ongoing series. As with pretty much anything Obama is doing these days, the trip has more to do with election year politics at home than foreign affairs in countries that most Americans hardly ever think of unless they're featured on a popular TV show like "NCIS," as Cartagena was this week. The Democrat wants to be seen lavishing attention on the homelands of...