Holder Reminds Federal Employees That Soliciting Prostitutes Is Illegal

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Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to all Justice Department employees today reminding them that “the solicitation of prostitution threatens the core mission of the Department, not simply because it invites extortion, blackmail, and leaks of sensitive or classified information, but also because it undermines the Department’s efforts to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking.” Soliciting prostitutes, he continues, is prohibited when agents are on or off duty. This may seem like an obvious rule, but the DOJ also had to release a report last month detailing the cartel-funded sex parties Drug Enforcement Administration agents were hosting.