(IMAGE: USA Today)

 

BY BLAKE HANSON

 


Heads are rolling at the Secret Service as the investigation into the alleged prostitution scandal continues. Here’s the Today Show...

“There’s new fallout this morning tied to the prostitution scandal involving members of the Secret Service. Three employees, including a supervisor, are leaving the agency as the investigation now moves forward.”

Eight other agents remain suspended. Now the media is wondering just how many people will lose their jobs over the scandal. The Australian writes...

“One of the key questions now is how high the accountability will go. Secret Service director Mark Sullivan ... is considered safe for now. But his job could be in jeopardy if it turns out the caper in the Colombian city of Cartagena ahead of Mr Obama's arrival was part of a pattern of behaviour under his nose.”

As you might expect the topic is also creeping into presidential politics. That’s after Mitt Romney told radio host Laura Ingraham he’d “clean house.” The New York Daily News says regardless of what happened — this spells bad news for the Obama campaign...

“The incident has turned into an unsightly election-year distraction for the President. Five of the agents busted in the sordid scandal are members of an elite unit who protect Obama’s motorcade.”

President Obama has been candid with his disappointment over the scandal. But while some members of the media ask if the firings will affect politics, a writer for The Daily Beast says politics might affect the firings...

“Most everything about the case has become politically explosive, particularly in the charged atmosphere of a campaign season ... In this kind of setting, it is hard to know whether political pressure will affect the investigators’ work.”

CNN is reporting more resignations are expected soon. NBC News reports one of the agents is planning to sue.
 

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Apr 19, 2012

Three Agents Out at Secret Service Following Scandal

(IMAGE: USA Today)

 

BY BLAKE HANSON

 


Heads are rolling at the Secret Service as the investigation into the alleged prostitution scandal continues. Here’s the Today Show...

“There’s new fallout this morning tied to the prostitution scandal involving members of the Secret Service. Three employees, including a supervisor, are leaving the agency as the investigation now moves forward.”

Eight other agents remain suspended. Now the media is wondering just how many people will lose their jobs over the scandal. The Australian writes...

“One of the key questions now is how high the accountability will go. Secret Service director Mark Sullivan ... is considered safe for now. But his job could be in jeopardy if it turns out the caper in the Colombian city of Cartagena ahead of Mr Obama's arrival was part of a pattern of behaviour under his nose.”

As you might expect the topic is also creeping into presidential politics. That’s after Mitt Romney told radio host Laura Ingraham he’d “clean house.” The New York Daily News says regardless of what happened — this spells bad news for the Obama campaign...

“The incident has turned into an unsightly election-year distraction for the President. Five of the agents busted in the sordid scandal are members of an elite unit who protect Obama’s motorcade.”

President Obama has been candid with his disappointment over the scandal. But while some members of the media ask if the firings will affect politics, a writer for The Daily Beast says politics might affect the firings...

“Most everything about the case has become politically explosive, particularly in the charged atmosphere of a campaign season ... In this kind of setting, it is hard to know whether political pressure will affect the investigators’ work.”

CNN is reporting more resignations are expected soon. NBC News reports one of the agents is planning to sue.
 

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