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Fired Secret Service Agents: This Happens All the Time

Some claim punished unfairly, may fight back

(Newser) - Several agents who were pressured into resigning in the Secret Service prostitution scandal are contemplating fighting for their jobs—and naming names to do it, sources close to them tell the Washington Post . The agents say they're being unfairly punished, because managers have tolerated similar dalliances in the past....

Panetta Reveals Another Prostitute Scandal

Alleged 2011 incident involved Marines in Brazil

(Newser) - What's more shocking than a prostitute scandal? Two prostitute scandals! Defense Secretary Leon Panetta yesterday revealed an alleged 2011 incident in which three Marines on a US Embassy security team reportedly pushed a prostitute out of a car in Brasilia after arguing about—you guessed it—payment. The Marines,...

Obama Blames 'Knuckleheads' for Scandal at Secret Service

3 more agents are out of jobs

(Newser) - President Obama tried to defuse the Secret Service scandal a bit during an interview with Jimmy Fallon that airs tonight, reports USA Today . The agents on the whole are "incredible," said Obama. “They protect me, they protect our girls. A couple of knuckleheads shouldn’t detract from...

Grassley: Those Prostitutes Could Have Been Spies

How do we know the Ruskies weren't behind the Secret Service scandal?

(Newser) - If you thought the Secret Service prostitution scandal was harmless, think again; Charles Grassley thinks it's "something that is very, very serious when national security might not be protected properly," he told an Iowa radio station, in a conversation spotted by The Hill . After all, the GOP...

Expect More Secret Service Firings: King

One agent was in Obama's hotel, agency reveals, as House and Senate close in

(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...

Collins: Where Are Women in Secret Service?
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Collins: Where Are Women in Secret Service?

Lawmakers suggest elite guards could use some diversity

(Newser) - The Secret Service prostitution scandal dominated the talk show air waves today, with a pair of female legislators openly questioning whether more women in the elite guards' ranks could've averted the scandal. "It defies belief that this is just an aberration," Sen. Susan Collins told This Week....

3 More Secret Service Agents Gone

And a 12th has been implicated in the scandal

(Newser) - Some new developments in the Secret Service scandal, from the AP and Washington Post .
  • Three more employees resigned, bringing to six the number who have been forced out so far.
  • That leaves six facing possible punishment, because a 12th agent has been newly implicated. Of those six, one has been

Booted Secret Service Agent Looks to Sue

More resignations expected

(Newser) - As the investigation into the Secret Service sex scandal unfolds, one of the agents driven out is set to sue, a congressional insider tells CBS News . Congress expects more resignations in the matter within days, according to Rep. Peter King. While reports have held that three agents have been forced...

Axed Agent Joked About 'Checking Out' Sarah Palin

'Check this out—you're fired!' she says

(Newser) - One of the two Secret Service supervisors to lose their jobs so far over the Colombia sex scandal joked that he was checking out Sarah Palin as he guarded her during the 2008 campaign, the Washington Post finds. Senior agent David Chaney posted at least two pictures of himself with...

Escort in Colombia: &#39;I Tell Him, &#39;Baby, My Cash Money&#39;
Escort in Colombia: 'I Tell Him, 'Baby, My Cash Money'
3 agents forced out

Escort in Colombia: 'I Tell Him, 'Baby, My Cash Money'

New York Times gets interview with woman at heart of Secret Service scandal

(Newser) - The Secret Service scandal has cost three agency employees their jobs so far, reports AP . (One quit, one supervisor retired, and another supervisor is in the process of being fired.) The New York Times , meanwhile, scored an interview with the 24-year-old escort at the heart of the case, the...

Agents Boasted About Work to Prostitutes: Sources

This is not the scandal Obama needed before election

(Newser) - In another apparent security breach, Secret Service agents in Colombia bragged to prostitutes that they were in charge of protecting President Obama, sources tell ABC News . As they partied at a sex club, members of the president’s advance team allegedly boasted: “We work for Obama,” and “...

21 Prostitutes May Have Visited Secret Service Hotel

9 military personnel now suspected in scandal

(Newser) - Up to 21 prostitutes may have joined 11 Secret Service agents and not five but as many as nine military personnel in their hotel in Colombia , officials now say. As those numbers tick up, other numbers emerge—related to the payment that brought the scandal to light. The Washington Post...

'Sex Scandal' Agents Had Obama's Sked in Rooms

'What if the women had been spies?' asks senator

(Newser) - Secret Service agents had copies of President Obama's schedule in their hotel rooms while they were allegedly entertaining prostitutes in Colombia last week, sources have told MSNBC . The latest information about agent hijinks raises the disturbing issue of serious security breaches. "I can't help but think what...

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