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-- prostitution scandal has -- the United States Secret Service and has the Obama administration scrambling to contain this national embarrassment.
Now eleven agents assigned to protect the life of the president.
During the summit of the Americas in Colombia have been suspended amid allegations that they hired prostitutes some of whom may have been -- -- How many the accused agents are married and two of -- -- supervisors.
And all had top secret clearances raising very serious concerns about whether or not their actions.
Compromise President -- security and although the president has said publicly he will be quote angry if these reports are true both he and other top administration officials.
Don't seem to understand the gravity of this incident on Saturday night just hours after this bombshell story broke.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton was seen partying at a Colombian nightclub.
Drinking beer dancing with friends and apparently she's not the only one impressed with well Columbia's -- take a look at this.
I want to thank.
-- -- -- and the people of Columbia further extraordinary hospitality.
In the beautiful city of Cartagena.
We're having a wonderful time and then usually -- I take -- summit troops part of my job was to scout out where.
I may want to bring Michelle back.
Later for vacation saw.
And here now with reaction to the administration's bizarre response to this developing scandal are the author -- in the president's Secret Service from Ronald Kessler.
You -- actually broke the story and United States senate candidate.
Diane Von -- a former US Secret Service agent himself guys on the program -- -- and -- about personal congratulations when your primary in your on your way to the general.
Part company -- we -- in the Secret Service twelve years all right and you made a really tough.
Family decision you -- -- -- the service look I have a Secret Service flag pin on I've met many of these guys know them do you work with them.
What I I got to know when I heard -- I was pretty shocked.
But then I thought all right but probably within any organization.
You gonna have a few bad apples does but with the Secret Service it's a little different.
Sure the penalties have much greater it's a human -- full of human beings that made I human mistake and a grave mistake.
A tremendous tremendous lapse in judgment there's no question about that.
This is devastating to me both personally professionally it's not the kind of story wanna be talking about you personally during a campaign you don't even know who these agents are.
Yeah I have very personal relationships with a number -- -- not very personal and it's really deeply impacted me it's a very emotional story it's not one night.
Enjoyed coming up here to talk about it.
And you and you found out immediately after you made the decision -- you you served under two presidents -- -- at the White House.
Men present you close to President Obama you did a lot of detail work for him.
And that you decided to run a campaign against President Obama that's right and against his policies right -- right now I say all the time I -- -- personal gripe with President Obama all this is strictly a political difference and a very serious when I disagree with just about all of his policies that this is an issue I think we we were talking off the -- we agree on.
This is a national embarrassment as it's above partisan politics is there's no Republican smiling about this.
It's embarrassing country when the president is overseas he's our president that's -- you know -- -- that is their job to keep him safe this is for all of our elected officials.
That he represents the and Ron let me go to you you even reported revenues -- today there's there's a possibility.
That these girls may be under -- tell us how you might know that well.
That's that's a question that has -- -- -- because it's very common for.
Girls being put into.
So that's that's that's just an issue to be explored.
But he mentioned that the administration is taking it lightly I think you saw that when president -- I was asked about this on Sunday.
Penney said it well if these allegations.
In the press turn out to be true -- be very angry -- first of all.
As we all know it's not allegations in the press its Secret Service itself which said.
In a statement issued after I broke the story.
Misconduct occurred and that's why these agents are being sent back and so he's sort of behind the move -- secondly.
And being angry is not the way reform his agency.
The way reform that is to replace the director Mark Sullivan who's presided over all these fiasco as this one.
The sly he's and trading at the state dinner.
Dozens of examples in my book in the presidency was service corner cutting that's even -- are -- that are even more serious and some of these.
Examples such as letting -- ten people into events without putting into Magnus islanders this is like putting passengers engine airplane without.
Prints to -- magnetometer is not insisting I'm not physical.
Fitness and hand firearms -- qualification.
Testing and instead those sometimes him -- -- to fill out there on test scores which is dishonest Hainan island and this corner cutting.
That kind of thing that we side and Columbia.
All right that you -- serve very -- would mr.
And I know one of the things that they're likely to do is go back and look and see whether or not this is a you know lone incident.
Now I have to believe that there's a possibility if -- -- -- agents would act this way one day.
That a probably happened in the past that it is that a jump for me.
-- having done leads overseas foreign these -- I was I was in charge -- was really don't -- it would mean a decision making I can tell you when we had incidents not like this but even.
Minor incidents were some moments maybe drinking off duty -- -- -- it was always dealt with very -- -- I remember.
Being -- hotel rooms with a supervisor on the trip -- me.
Addressing a guy who it was intoxicated and it was I did not end well Fran and he was immediately sent home the secret service's reputation to them is Paramount.
I've -- -- supervises in this case we're told that.
Yeah and that's what makes it particularly disturbing me -- there's really no way attempted to square this circle is there any -- from your experience that this would compromise the safety security the president.
Well on this trip unfortunately it doesn't appear to be the case there was could it have happened of course and I think that's what bothers the service the most to me.
I see that reputation matters -- most you do with a reputation matters most.
Because the security of the press that matters most of securing a life but the executive office of the present -- United States.
That is no small mission and I think they're going to do.
A very severe review from the policies and you're gonna see a number of changes to madness I can imagine it would naslund guys thank you very much good --
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