IG Report: DEA Had Sex Parties With Hookers Paid for By Drug Cartels
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents had sex parties with prostitutes in Colombia that were paid for by drug cartels, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, vowed to immediately look into the new findings and possibly hold hearings.
He said in a statement:
The allegations set forth in today’s DOJ OIG report are truly stunning. Let there be no mistake, this is a national security threat. While the vast majority of employees do quality work, the bad apples highlighted in the report taint their service. We need to hold them accountable and, given the clear evidence in the OIG report, they should be fired immediately. The gross misconduct of DEA agents follows a disturbing pattern of risky and improper behavior afflicting Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. We need to weed out those who risk our national security, embarrass the county, and skirt the law. We need to find the root of the culture and management problems inside these agencies that allow such behavior to be left unchecked. This needs to end. We must take active measures to restore these agencies to prominence. The IG has prepared a remarkable report and the Oversight Committee will pursue this vigorously.
Peter Doocy reported on the bombshell news on "The Real Story" today, highlighting that the Inspector General's report stated that the sex parties occurred in "government-leased quarters" where agents' laptops, mobile devices and other equipment were present.
The report said the agents were potentially exposed to "blackmail, extortion and coercion." Colombian police officers were actually tasked with guarding the equipment while the parties took place, the report stated.
The misconduct was found to have occurred from 2005 to 2008.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said the "wild and reckless" behavior by some federal law enforcement officers must stop.
“Once again, some federal law enforcement agents are acting like they belong in a college frat house rather than at a taxpayer-funded law enforcement agency tasked with interdicting illegal drugs. It’s extremely troubling that federal drug agents lacked the common sense to know that engaging with prostitutes hired by drug cartels was a bad idea."
Watch Peter's report above.