Three Secret Service agents in the Netherlands ahead of President Obama’s trip there were sent home prior to the president’s arrival, reportedly after a night of excessive drinking. One agent was discovered drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway.
The three agents have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told the Washington Post, which reported the incident.
Donovan told the Associated Press that the incident occurred before the president arrived in the Netherlands on Monday, and that Obama’s security was not compromised in any way.
The individuals were reportedly members of the service’s Counter Assault Team, which is tasked with protecting the president if he comes under attack.
The agents may face additional disciplinary action under new rules adopted following the agency’s Colombia prostitution scandal in 2012. Following that incident, the service placed new restrictions on when agents could consume alcohol while traveling on business, and 10 agents resigned or were removed from their jobs.
When the Colombian scandal was first revealed, Obama said the agents’ behavior was “unacceptable.”-The Colombian prostitution scandal was an embarrassment for the Secret Service and had all the hallmarks of a another coverup in the Obama Administration.. The Inspector General in charge of that investigation also had to resign.
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The subcommittee is investigating nine claims against Edwards, including allegations of nepotism, withholding information about the Secret Service’s Colombian prostitute scandal, using official resources for personal business, and requiring subordinates to do his homework for graduate school.
An acting inspector general who was himself under investigation for allegations he misused his office and softened reports to keep from embarrassing the Obama administration stepped down from his job late Monday.
Charles K. Edwards, who was charged with overseeing the vast Department of Homeland Security and its many bureaus and agencies since the retirement of the former inspector general, had faced a broadening Senate probe this year that focused on whether he had altered and delayed investigations to please the agency and the White House.
News of his departure to another office within the department he oversaw came just three days before he was scheduled to testify at a Senate hearing on questions about his lack of independence.- Scandals, coverups, and fake investigations are the standard operating procedure for the Obama administration.
President Barack Obama has spent more time traveling abroad than other U.S. president in history at this point in their presidencies, according to a forthcoming study from the National Taxpayer Union Foundation (NTUF) provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release.
- Integrity and accountability are NOT part of President Barack Obama's legacy. The emperor's traveling fun-show is a very expensive disgrace. but what can we expect when he is wearing no clothes.