The secrets of the Secret Service are under investigation after charges of wild partying in Colombia ahead of President Obama’s visit.
FOX News Radio’s Mike Majchrowitz reports from the White House:
Eleven Secret Service Agents are under investigation for allegations they were involved in a night of drinking and prostitutes in Colombia. The scandal overshadowed the President’s trip, becoming a major embarrassment. The President says if the charges are proved true…
(Obama) “Then of course, I’ll be angry.”
Republican Darrell Issa, head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee tells CBS Face the Nation, the dependablility of the agency is now in question.
(Issa) “Is the whole organization in need of some soul searching, some changes.”
Issa says his understanding is that it may turn out that even more Secret Service Agents were involved.
At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.
FOX News White House Correspondent Ed Henry has more from the White House:
Nearly a dozen agents have lost their security clearances as the investigations of a prostitution scandal widen. Before the President arrived in Colombia, the agents were allegedly drinking heavily. One got in a dispute with a prostitute over $47 – she caused enough of a commotion, the Colombian police arrived.
While officials insist the President was never in jeopardy, Congressional Republicans want to explore whether the agents could be blackmailed. And while it was initially reported five members of the U.S. military were involved, it may have been worse, with General Martin Dempsey saying of the President, “we let the boss down.”
At the White House, Ed Henry, FOX News Radio.
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