Secret Service Director Apologizes For Hooker Controversy

U.S. Secret Service director Mark Sullivan stood in front of US Senators on Wednesday and finally apologizes for the actions of his secret service agents during their most recent trip to Colombia.

Sullivan said of his agencies actions:

“I am deeply disappointed, and I apologize for the misconduct of these employees and the distraction that it has caused. The men and women of the U.S. Secret Service are committed to continuing to uphold the standards that the president, the Congress and the American people expect and deserve.”

Sullivan then admitted that the Secret Service agents involves in the prostitution scandal “did some really dumb things” which were “not representative of these values or the high ethical standards we demand.”

The apology and admission of guilt came as Mr. Sullivan testified in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. That particular committee is continuing to investigate how Sullivan and his team dealt with news of the Colombia scandal.

During the interview Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman said his agency found 64 allegations of sexual misconduct regarding the agency over the last five years, including one claim of non-consensual sex. According to Sullivan local law enforcement investigated the rape charge and eventually dropped the case after completing a thorough investigation.

In the meantime Mark Sullivan continues to claim that the “Secret Circus” parties that are rumored to occur during overseas trips are false.

“The notion that this kind of behavior is condoned or authorized is just absurd,” Sullivan said, noting that supervisors had never told him — and he had never told subordinates — that such misconduct is permitted.

In any case an apology has been given and the agency is likely being more closely monitored.