Secret Service agents relieved of duty in Colombia amid alleged misconduct

I tell you the truth, this President cannot catch a break. What in the world is going on? One would have to believe that a serious conspiracy is happening now. If it is true, I hope they are all fired. How dare they embarrass this country like that? Completely unacceptable!!!

Twelve Secret Service agents sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct that involved prostitution, the man who tipped news agencies to the investigation told CNN Saturday.

The incident in Cartagena -- one of two security issues that occurred Friday -- overshadowed the start of the sixth Summit of the Americas, where the president was to focus on trade, energy and regional security with 33 of the hemisphere's 35 leaders.

"One of the agents did not pay one of the prostitutes, and she complained to the police," said Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post reporter and author of "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect."

The Washington Post, which was the first to report the story, said it was alerted to the investigation by Kessler.

Prior to the president's arrival, an undisclosed number of Secret Service agents were relieved of duty and replaced, said Edwin Donovan, an agency spokesman.

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