Chaffetz to Hannity: 'We've Seen This Movie Before'
A Washington Post report says White House aides knew that a member of the presidential advance team had a prostitute in his hotel room ahead of a summit attended by Barack Obama in 2012.
Nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and military members were punished following the prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia. The White House repeatedly said that no one from its team was involved.
According to the Washington Post report, the lead investigator of the scandal felt pressured by acting DHS Inspector General Charles Edwards to cover up the mess.
The investigator allegedly told Senate staffers, “We were directed at the time … to delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was on “Hannity” tonight, where he said that multiple, credible sources are making these allegations.
“We’ve seen this movie before,” he said of the scandal.
Chaffetz noted that nearly 24 Secret Service and military personnel were fired or reprimanded, but nothing happened at the White House.
He said the person in question actually got a promotion and now serves in the State Department in the Office of Global Women’s Issues.
The Utah congressman said it’s “more than a coincidence” that the White House suspended three officials from the Inspector General’s Office following the prostitution scandal. He said those three people were suspended “pretty much simultaneous to them criticizing the White House.”
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