The White House is working overtime to free itself of the Secret Service scandal, but the facts just keep coming back to haunt them! It is beginning to look more and more likely that the White House tried to cover up the scandal in an effort to keep the problems at the Secret Service out of the news until after the 2012 election!
As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved.
But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged.
The lead investigator later told Senate staffers that he felt pressure from his superiors in the office of Charles K. Edwards, who was then the acting inspector general, to withhold evidence — and that, in the heat of an election year, decisions were being made with political considerations in mind.
“We were directed at the time . . . to delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election,” David Nieland, the lead investigator on the Colombia case for the DHS inspector general’s office, told Senate staffers, according to three people with knowledge of his statement.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was on Fox and Friends Thursday morning to discuss the new details about the scandal.
“The White House needs to come clean,” Chaffetz said.
After claiming to have received “very credible and very specific allegations” that a member of the White House team was “intimately involved with a prostitute” while on assignment in Colombia for a presidential visit.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, also questioned whether a double standard was at play, considering many Secret Service and military personnel were disciplined on that trip for seeing prostitutes and other inappropriate behavior.
Here’s what has been happening on Chaffetz’ Twitter feed over the last couple of days…
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 9, 2014
Congressman Chaffetz has also sent a letter to the White House demanding all of the information associated with the “investigation” into the scandal. You can see the letter here.
Hopefully Congressman Chaffetz can get to the bottom of this. It’s disheartening to see all of these investigations on all of these scandals getting road-blocked by the Obama administration. When all is said and done the Obama White House may end up being the most corrupt administration of the last century.