By now you’ve heard that a part of a Secret Service detail for Obama in Colombia has been sent home for fraternizing with prostitutes. Not yet in print (that I can find) is this report from Fox News a few minutes ago (paraphrasing): At least one dozen agents were sent back to the U.S. on rumors of bad behavior with prostitutes and “heavy drinking.” Unfortunately, one agent refused to pay one of the women (assume it was only one). She went to the police. Had he been thinking, the agent could have contacted the GSA for payment and the lady would have gone away happy. Updates as information becomes available.
Ron Kessler is on with Fox News’ John Roberts. There were 12 agents from the advance team involved (had been in Colombia for about 1 week). One agent refused to pay a prostitute. Prostitution is legal in Colombia, so she went to the police. The Colombian police notified the State Department, who notified the Secret Service Director.
Kessler, who has written a book about the Secret Service, notes that this is the biggest scandal in the history of the Secret Service, and it happened under Mark Sullivan, who was also the Director when Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed a White House dinner event. According to Kessler “many” of the 12 agents were married. Such behavior could result in blackmail, which could result in disaster for the country – just as I have long-said was the problem with Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
Obama may not be the most successful president when it comes to creating jobs at home, but when success is measured by the number of blow jobs outsourced abroad, he may be truly second to none, as his visit to Colombia proves before it has officially begun.
To be clear, none of the agents relieved of duty were personally escorting Obama, according to Kessler. The Lonely Conservative has more, including a video.