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As lawmakers said today they've known about the latest Colombian hooker scandal for weeks now.
As we reported last night the feds are investigating as many as three agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Feds accuse the -- of hiring prostitutes around the time president Obama's visit to Columbia last month it was a very popular thing to do.
The Justice Department officials say this is separate from the scandal involving -- Secret Service.
Today house Homeland Security chairman Peter -- confirmed he's kept this quiet for a few weeks for security and operational reasons.
Trace data is live -- west whose views -- what more are we learning about now this is incidents.
Well unlike the Secret Service.
Agent Jeff who were visiting Colombia these DEA agents actually live in Columbia based in Bogut time -- to -- trying to intercept the drug cartels down there.
The DA says the agents were entertaining female masseuse is at the apartment.
In -- to hang it out congressman Peter King says he's not interest did.
In the whole morality personality -- personal morality issue but he is concerned that the agents left themselves vulnerable listen.
You're in a foreign country and you're leaving yourself.
Two at the very least being -- -- To be drug to being killed to have me sensitive information.
Taken from real and that would put at risk the DEA agents in the country.
Those three agents have since been removed from Columbia pending the outcome of this investigation -- And lawmakers say they're concerned that this is becoming a bit of a pattern -- Yet because now you have twelve Secret Service agents in twelve members of the military now you add three members of the DEA.
And you've got some concern about who might be next senator Susan Collins said and I'm quoting here.
It's disturbing that we may be uncovering a troubling culture that spans more than one law enforcement agency the evidence uncovered thus far indicates that this likely was not just a one time incident and that's what the Justice Department is now trying to figure out.
The congressman king says it is way too early to issue a blanket indictment was.
They're always gonna be.
The inappropriate actions there's always going to be people who do the wrong thing that does mean there's a culture.
Does -- mean those condoned and I think it's unfair to the brave men and women put their lives in the line every day.
The White House was also asked about this today and chose not to comment instead deferring all questions to the DEA.
-- Trace Gallagher live in Los Angeles will the US -- --
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