WASHINGTON (WJZ) — With the Secret Service still reeling from security breaches at the White House, an old scandal is producing a new allegation.
Alex DeMetrick reports it’s the possibility of someone ordering a coverup.
Call it the return of Cartagena–the 2012 scandal that embroiled prostitutes with drunken Secret Service agents working Obama’s visit to Colombia.
What’s bringing fresh attention is a new wrinkle: a report in the Washington Post that a White House volunteer also brought a prostitute to the hotel and that a government investigator was ordered to keep that quiet.
“That’s my understanding,” said Gregory Stokes.
A year ago, Stokes told CBS News his associate, David Neiland, assigned to investigate the Secret Service scandal, was kept from fully reporting the White House volunteer’s involvement.
“A man of high integrity, in my opinion, was placed on administrative leave for refusing to redact or omit portions of his original report to the satisfaction of the inspector general,” Stokes said.
Not long after the Cartagena scandal broke, Congress investigated the possibility of some sort of coverup.
But the bipartisan result found no evidence to substantiate the allegation. A White House investigation also cleared the volunteer of any wrongdoing.
The White House volunteer was not attached to the Secret Service, but helped with travel logistics for staffers.
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