Cocaine powder and bottles of cheap whiskey were found in rooms vacated by 11 Secret Service agents who were relieved of their duties after cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia last week.
The agents, who arrived in Colombia on Wednesday, ahead of President Obama, reportedly partied with 10 high ranking military officers at a strip club in Cartagena early Friday. The agents and the military men brought at least 20 of the club’s finest prostitutes back to the luxury 5 star Caribe hotel.
The prostitutes reportedly charged $200 each for their highest quality services. But one agent refused to pay a prostitute, who complained loudly to hotel management. The hotel called the police who notified the U.S. Embassy.
At least one hotel room was completely trashed, according to a hotel employee.
“When I went upstairs I walked into a messy room. The room was littered with two whiskey bottles — and a line of white powder, I believed to be cocaine, was on top of a round glass table in the room,” the staffer told NY The Post.
Susan Collins (R-Maine), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, expressed outrage at the idea of agents duly sworn to protect the president partying like drunken sailors on the American taxpayer’s dime.
Who were these women? Could they have been members of groups hostile to the United States? Could they have planted bugs, disabled weapons, or in any other ways jeopardized security of the president or our country?” she fumed. Source
Political analysts point to a culture of misconduct and corruption within the Secret Service organization that was swept under the rug by higher ups, under the nose of Secret Service director Mark Sullivan.
But if Sullivan’s head is on the chopping block, the White House isn’t showing any indications.
President Obama continues to voice his support for Sullivan — at least publicly.