Heads are rolling in the Secret Service faster than President Obama issues executive orders and it all stems upon the advanced team’s unethical use of prostitutes in Colombia.
Prior to President Obama’s visit to the South American country, an advance team of Secret Service, White House advance team and military personnel traveled to Colombia to ensure that proper safety procedures were in place. Evidently, members of the Secret Service and military procured prostitutes for their pre-visit enjoyment and got busted when one of the girls blew the whistle.
In the course of the investigation, Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wanted to know if members of the White House advance teams were involved.
According to a Daily Caller report, White House chief of staff Jack Lew launched an internal investigation of the White House advance team personnel. The investigation was conducted by the White House attorneys.
After what is supposedly a thorough investigation, White House spokesman Jay Carney announced that all of their people have been cleared of any wrong doing in the prostitution scandal. He also pointed out that the White House is not involved in hiring the Secret Service agents or military personnel involved in the advance teams. They may not hire them but you and I know that the White House has a great deal of influence in who is involved with the advance team.
Carney also stated,
“The Secret Service is investigating specific allegations of misconduct by [members of] the Secret Service, the Defense Department is investigating specific allegations of misconduct. … There have been no specific credible allegations of misconduct by the White House advance team or staff.”
Somehow, hearing the White House staff have been cleared of any wrong doing by an internal White House investigation seems to me like hearing from a defense attorney that the organized crime family they defend are innocent of all allegations of wrong doing. The Obama administration is so corrupt that it would make the likes of Boss Tweed seem like a group of choir boys, so why should any of us believe that none of the White House staff were involved when it seems that most of the others in Colombia were?