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Secret Service Employee on Leave Stayed at Hotel Where Obama Would Check In

US President Barack Obama (L), surrounded by US Secret Service agents, walks to greet guests upon arrival on Air Force One at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida, on April 13, 2012. Obama arrived in Tampa to speak at the Port of Tampa, before continuing to the Summit of the Americas in the Colombian city of Cartagena. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: SAUL LOEB/2012 AFP

The site of the Secret Service partying and prostitution scandal has been limited at this point to Cartagena’s Hotel Caribe, where 22 members of the agency and the military stayed. But Sunday on CBS’s Face the NationSenator Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said a twelfth Secret Service employee under investigation (put on administrative leave as of Friday) actually stayed at the Hilton in Cartagena, the same hotel where President Obama would stay five days later. “And it just gets more troubling,” Lieberman said.

Now we don’t know at this point that what the twelfth agent is being charged with and why he’s been put administrative leave,” Lieberman told Bob Schieffer.

To act as these people did in Cartagena as if they were college kids on spring break, it is reprehensible,” Lieberman said. To be fair, a lot of spring breakers would just pay the going price for South American prostitutes.

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