Secret Service Prostitution Scandal To Receive Public Hearing On May 23
Senator Joe Lieberman told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that a special public hearing regarding the prostitution scandal involving U.S. military and Secret Service agents in Columbia would be witnessed by the Senate Homeland Security Committee on May 23, 2012.
Testifying at the public hearing will be Acting Inspector General Charles Edwards and Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan.
During the public hearing the committee is expected to ask Sullivan if he is happy with the investigation that occurred in Colombia directly following the scandal.
Joe Lieberman also revealed that the committee will ask:
“Were there indications before the Colombian scandal of behavior by Secret Service agents off duty on assignment that should have been a warning that this was coming?”
Lieberman also says they will ask:
“And third, what are you going to do, Director Sullivan, to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again.”
The Senate Homeland Security Committee is already prepping for the public hearing, sending Mark Sullivan a list of questions this week that he is expected to answer by Monday.
Three secret service agents have already been cleared of any wrongdoing however nearly 20 other agents are still being investigated and the military suspects 12 service members also participated in the prostitution scandal.
Joe Lieberman isn’t the only lawmaker attempting to expose agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal, three other committees are also holding hearings regarding the scandal.
Do you think lawmakers are going overboard by investigating this case through the use of four separate committees?