The Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Is The ‘Biggest In Its History’ …(Or, is it covering for something else?…)
Apr. 14, 2012
The U.S. Secret Service is in the midst of what one reporter calls the “biggest scandal” in its history.
It’s a scandal of alleged misconduct and solicitation of prostitutes, according to The Washington Post. A dozen Secret Service agents who were sent to Colombia to protect President Obama were dismissed yesterday.
Ronald Kessler — a former WaPo reporter and author of “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect” — told the Post about the investigation. Later, he called it “clearly the biggest scandal in Secret Service history.”
Prostitution is legal in some “tolerance zones” of Colombia. However, this flap began when one of the women involved complained to police that a Secret Service officer did not pay her, Kessler later told CNN.