About two years ago, nearly a dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were reprimanded or terminated following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia. The Inqusitr reported back in 2012 that 20 women were involved. Since then, the Obama Administration — or at least officials and spokespersons — denied that anyone from the White House was involved.
Now there is an exclusive article stating that aides knew of a possible White House link to the scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, the location of the 2012 prostitution scandal.
According to an exclusive article by the Washington Post, new details from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member. However, the information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged. The Secret Service shared with the White House hotel records and firsthand accounts, which is the same type of evidence the agency and military relied on to determine who within were involved.
The report also states that lead investigator, David Nieland, felt pressure from the inspector general’s office to withhold evidence and work around election politics. This is confirmed in a statement Nieland made to Senate staffers.
“We were directed at the time… to delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election.”
What’s worse is that people who are far more important and far more powerful than David Nieland told him to withhold and alter certain information in the report of investigation because it was potentially embarrassing to the Obama administration.
At the time, Jonathan Dach, who is the White House volunteer accused of possibly being involved in the scandal, denied the charges through his lawyer. Presently, Dach works in the Obama Administration serving as a policy adviser to the State Departments Office on Global Women’s Issues.
The Blaze also followed up on the article, in which the White House adamantly denied the charges made by the Washington Post on Wednesday. Principle deputy White House secretary Eric Schultz made a statement in regards to the incriminating article.
“As was reported more than two years ago, the White House conducted an internal review that did not identify any inappropriate behavior on the part of the White House advance team.”
Even Josh Earnast, a press secretary for the White House, took it further by hitting up Twitter on Wednesday night to dismiss the story.
Supposed WaPo “exclusive” was previously reported by AP, CBS, ABC, Politico, The Hill & others – 2 years ago. http://t.co/dk9qV0TbJK
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) October 9, 2014
Now that you’ve read the exclusive by the Washington Post as well as the statement made by the White House, what do you think? Does the Washington Post have something that needs to be pursued and the White House is trying to hide their skeletons in the closet? Or is the Washington Post pulling non-existent strings? Please let everyone know in the comments below.
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