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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:58 PM

Secret Service scandal rocks Obama trip



By DONOVAN SLACK | 4/13/12 10:43 PM EDT Updated: 4/13/12 11:55 PM EDT

Up to a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia for President Barack Obama’s trip there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct.

The Secret Service did not detail the accusations but said they did not affect security for the president, who landed in the country Friday for a weekend at the Summit of the Americas.

The Associated Press reported that the allegations involved prostitutes. The actions happened before the president’s arrival on Friday, the AP reported, citing unnamed sources.

“There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior to the President’s trip. Because of this, those personnel are being relieved of their assignments, returned to their place of duty, and are being replaced by other Secret Service personnel,” Edwin Donovan, Secret Service spokesman, said in a statement.

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Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75128.html#ixzz1rz3JCsSX

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cali Apr 2012 OP
Proud Liberal Dem Apr 2012 #1
virgogal Apr 2012 #2
Tx4obama Apr 2012 #3
gateley Apr 2012 #4
grasswire Apr 2012 #5
gateley Apr 2012 #7
Left Coast2020 Apr 2012 #6
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #8

Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

1. Wonder

how the right-wingers will somehow implicate President Obama in this? Because you know they will (try).

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:18 AM

2. Spending time in Cartagena may have driven them over the edge.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:26 AM

3. The whole unit was pulled off duty - but we don't know how many were involved.


It may have been only ONE or TWO that are allegedly involved.

Apparently ALL 12 in the unit were pulled off duty - but no one has said that all were involved

Ed Henry ‏ @edhenryTV

told by senior official at least 1 Secret Service agent alleged to be involved w/prostitute in Colombia, serious enough diplomats called in

http://twitter.com/edhenryTV


See here for more info : http://www.mediaite.com/online/12-obama-secret-service-agents-relieved-of-duty-over-alleged-misconduct-in-columbia/


Also, I'm waiting to hear if the rogue Secret Service guy/s were Republican or not

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:02 AM

4. I saw "Colombia" and immediately thought cocaine -- someone scoring a shitload to prepare

for early retirement.

But regardless, I'm kind of surprised. I thought these people took their job VERY seriously. A friend of mine was engaged to an SS guy and she said they had a fit when a US flag touched the ground. VERY seriously. Surprised one would risk it while on duty.

And, like my friend from TX, wondering if the guilty one(s) vote Dem or Republican.

Interesting story.

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Response to gateley (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:25 AM

5. don't we have to consider the possibility that there's a setup here?

....something that could even have frightening implications for security?

Or did I watch too many episodes of 24 a few years back?

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Response to grasswire (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 09:40 PM

7. Hah! Man, I miss 24!

Implications like what -- that Obama would be unprotected? I'm not following you.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:56 AM

6. Almost sounds like a Bush Administration thing

Weren't they the ones who always did stuff and gave us the middle finger? No ones been to prison yet.

Just a thought.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:04 PM

8. Expect the Pukes to turn this into the next Whitewater.

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