Great News: Obama Secret Service Agents Recalled From Colombia for Soliciting Prostitutes

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm

It’s bush’s fault.

A dozen Secret Service agents with President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct.

The Associated Press received an anonymous tip that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the allegation.

A U.S. official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity, put the number of agents at 12. The agency was not releasing the number of personnel involved.

The incident threatened to overshadow Obama’s economic and trade agenda at the summit and embarrass the U.S. The White House had no comment.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan would not confirm that prostitution was involved, saying only that there had been “allegations of misconduct” made against Secret Service personnel in the Colombian port city hosting Obama and more than 30 world leaders.

Donovan said the allegations of misconduct were related to activity before the president’s arrival Friday night.

More here.

Kessler said he was told that a dozen agents had been removed from the trip. He added that soliciting prostitution is considered inappropriate by the Secret Service, even though it is legal in Colombia when conducted in designated “tolerance zones.” However, Kessler added, several of the agents involved are married.

There have been other incidents involving Obama’s security detail over the past year.

In November, Christopher W. Deedy, a federal agent with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, was charged with second-degree murder after shooting a man during a dispute outside a McDonald’s in Hono­lulu. Though Deedy was off-duty at the time, he was on the island to provide advance security arrangements for Obama’s trip to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

In August, Daniel L. Valencia, a Secret Service agent, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Decorah, Iowa, where he was helping arrange security for Obama’s bus trip through three Midwestern states. Valencia, who was off-duty at the time of the arrest, was recently sentenced to two days in jail with credit for time served, and a fine of $1,250.

Gee, it almost seems as if there’s a frat-house atmosphere going on in the Obama White House.

 

11 Responses to “Great News: Obama Secret Service Agents Recalled From Colombia for Soliciting Prostitutes”

  1. Stewie on 13/13/12 at 11:15 pm

    I suspect the prostitute angle is just a convenient cover story, and these secret service agents were really caught participating in a joint operation with the Quahog police department trying to rescue Elaine Wilder.

  2. chunkdog on 14/14/12 at 2:11 am

    Something is very weird about this entire story. It smells like BS. I wouldn’t be surprised if an entirely different story surfaces in a few days.

  3. Peakview28 on 14/14/12 at 5:12 am

    Nothing BS about this. Colombian women, Cartagena, and amped up guys? It would have been impossible for this NOT to have happened. The real scandal – Secret Service appears to not be very good at being secret

  4. Ari Tai on 14/14/12 at 12:25 pm

    It’s been a long running (challenge/problem/opportunity) employee “benefit” for all US government agencies with staff in Bogota. Senior execs are prepped prior to their in-country service about “The Talk” they will all find necessary to give when their young charges can’t stay awake during the day. For paid services and (mostly) not.

    Strikingly beautiful (and fit in all respects) young ladies looking for a good time (in a fairly traditional and Catholic society – with less liberated and tolerant men). They think it’s a feature that these fellows have to rotate out – leaving gifts that are otherwise too costly to come by in their own country.

  5. PTL on 14/14/12 at 4:28 pm

    Who were they soliciting the prostitutes for? Male or female?
    Who was paying?
    Is Clinton still the President?
    Just asking.

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