Expect More Secret Service Firings: King

One agent was in Obama's hotel, agency reveals, as House and Senate close in
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2012 4:34 PM CDT
Barack Obama is seen surrounded by Secret Service agents at the Port of Tampa in this April 13 file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Heads probably haven't finished rolling at the Secret Service over its prostitution scandal, Rep. Peter King said today on Meet the Press, saying he expected "several" members to depart in the "near future." The House Homeland Security chair promised a thorough investigation, and has already sent a letter to the agency demanding answers to 50 questions, like whether agents used their expense accounts to pay their paramours, Fox News reports. He's not alone; the Senate will be expanding its investigation too, Joe Lieberman said today, according to CNN.

Secret Service officials also confirmed today that one of the 12 agents implicated in the scandal so far was staying at a different hotel than the other 11—the same hotel that President Obama would eventually stay in, the AP reports. "It just gets more troubling," Lieberman said, though he cautioned that, "We don't know at this point what that 12th agent is being charged with."

Lieberman and King weren't the only lawmakers discussing the scandal either; click for more from our Sunday talk show roundup.

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