Secret Service Director: There’s No Culture of Debauchery

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23:  U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the recent prostitution scandal May 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. This is the first time Sullivan has testified to Congress since the news broke about the scandal, where a dozen Secret Service agents and employees spent a night of partying and cavorting with prostitutes and other women ahead of President Barack Obama attending a summit meeting of Western leaders in Cartagena, Colombia.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2012 Getty Images

Testifying before Congress on Wednesday about the agency's Colombia prostitution scandal, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan disputed the unflattering allegations about the agency contained in a Washington Post story published Tuesday, calling out the paper for relying on "numerous anonymous sources." The Post quoted unnamed sources who said that the agency condones its members having flings during their various travels under an "unwritten code" that's all part of the “Secret Circus." Sullivan added that only two of the dismissed agents are seeking to overturn their resignations, rather than four cited by the Post. The director also apologized for the agents who "did some really dumb things." Just to be clear, he's talking about the guy who refused to pay the prostitute her full wage.