Secret Service Agents Dismissed in Colombia, Scandal Erupts Over Alleged Prostitution Use

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A dozen Secret Service agents have been removed from their posts in Colombia, U.S. officials confirm, following incidents of "misconduct" that sources say relate to at least one refusing to pay a prostitute for her services.

The agents were stationed in that country ahead of President Obama's arrival for the Summit of the Americas, which started today.

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Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan has not yet disclosed the nature of the allegations that resulted in replacing these agents with new ones, though insiders tell The Washington Post that at least one agent solicited a prostitute - the act is legal in certain Colombian areas - who then went to the police when she was not paid.

None of those relieved of duty was a member of the President's security detail.

Ronald Kessler, the author of "In the President's Service" and a former reporter for The Washington Post, told CBS News this represents "the biggest scandal in Secret Service history" and marks a "tremendous embarrassment to the U.S."

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ZANDY- I THINK YOUR ON TO SOMETHING. AT LEAST SOMEONE HAS BEEN PAYING ATTENTION.

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@ALLSAINTS45...I appreciate your remarks. Such a concise and right-on remarks about the Dems. I will vote Republican for sure!

Tequila911

Truth 2.0: Wow..well said..very well said!

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@Allsaints- True!!!!!!! It is their nature to abuse every benifit they have.

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LET'S RECAP, SOME DEM FUNDRAISER, RIPPED OFF A FORTUNE, LAST MONTH. A FEW DEM POLITICIANS WERE EXPOSED, FOR EXPOSING THEMSELVES, OBAMA SCREWING TAXPAYERS OUT OF A FORTUNE. VOTE REPUBLICAN!

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@Jimmy, beautifully put and yes big mistake.

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Well fellas now that I've given the media another slice of horseshit- lets all go out for a bite to eat! For appetizer I'll have some " EXCUSE'S" for my Dinner I'll have an order of Steak Fingers... No scratch that - I will have "Finger Pointing" instead. Give me a side of BLAME and for my drink I will have a small glass of Humility! No No! Scratch that... Give me a Large " Socialistic Policy " hold the Ice! This guy is O.B.A.M.A. = One big ass mistake America.

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We can send men to the moon
Why not send the Palins?? And some of you people think this goes on only in the Obama administration. I have news for ya. Check out your history. None of them are angels. Boy Zandy are you ever a first class bigot.

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you know darn well this stuff has been going on long before the current administration. people just finding another reason to hate

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There is very little known about "The Secret Service" and that Name speak for itself, however this agency is caught up in a "scandal" that could have been avoided. President Obama is Not associated in any form with the embarrassment that these agents brought upon themselves. PEACE!!