More Details Emerge From Secret Service Scandal
More details about the Secret Service prostitution scandal have emerged, now implicating 11 officers who had taken prostitutes into their hotel rooms while in Colombia.
The officers, who were in Cartegena in advance of visit by President Obama, had taken over 20 women to their hotel, according to reports by a Senate investigation committee. Their duties with the Secret Service were in specialized fields such as snipers and explosive experts; none of them were on the President's personal security detail.
Members of the military have also been under investigation for potentially being involved in the hiring of prostitutes from the "Pley Club" in Cartagena. A military lawyer has also flown in to handle the inquiry.
Obama ignored questions at a press conference Monday about the scandal that some say is the worst in the history of the elite and highly respected service.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney later said that the president believed Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan "acted quickly in response to this incident."