No Staff Involved In Prostitution Scandal, WH Says

No White House staff members were involved in a Colombian prostitution scandal that has plagued both the Secret Service and the Pentagon for over a week, according to the White House.

President Obama’s top spokesman said Monday that no White House staff members were involved in a Colombian prostitution scandal that has plagued both the Secret Service and the Pentagon for over a week.

During his briefing with reporters today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carey said that an internal review of the matter revealed no indecent actions taken by any White House employees who serve as travel scouts for Obama when he visits other countries.

“There’s no indication that any member of the White House advance team engaged in any improper conduct or behavior.”

Carney said that the White House-led investigation into the matter was driven by the need to perform “due diligence.” The spokesman added that the review began on Friday and concluded on Sunday.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Geoff Holtzman
Geoff Holtzman is Talk Radio News Service's Deputy Bureau Chief. As one of TRNS's primary correspondents, he helps cover the White House and Capitol Hill. Geoff also covered the 2012 presidential campaign, following the candidates to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and elsewhere. In the process, he learned that not all Motel 6's are created equal. Follow Geoff on Twitter @Geoff_Holtzman.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

The World in 2:00 – August 31, 2015

The World in 2:00

The Ukrainian parliament votes to devolve more powers to the occupied East, and Egypt discovers the largest gas reserve in the Mediterranean.






State To Release 7,000 More Pages Of Clinton Emails, 150 Messages Marked Classified

Hillary Clinton holds her first town hall meeting event of the 2016 campaign in Dover, New Hampshire. July 16, 2015. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

A State spokesman said that the 150 emails were not classified messages at the time Clinton sent or received them.






U.S. Deploys Reconnaissance Drones And Airmen To Latvia

The deployment will “assure our Latvian allies, NATO allies and European partners of our commitment to regional security and safety,” a Pentagon spokesperson said.






Justice: Disgruntled IT Officer Pleads Guilty To Sending Damaging Code

Nikhil Nilesh Shah will be sentenced in December.






Poll: GOP Would Shoulder Blame If Government Shuts Down

Senate Republicans (Photo by James Cullum)

44 percent said they would blame the GOP if Congress allows the government to shut down later this year.






NASA Announces Environmental Monitoring Of Alaska, NW Canada

The area in question is about 2.5 million square miles.