More Secret Service sex secrets not-so-secret

Secret Service agents doing what they get paid to do. (AP Photo)

Secret Service agents doing what they get paid to do. (AP)

You’d think the people working for the Secret Service could keep a secret, but it’s hard to keep a ribald tale quiet, it seems.

Right on the high-priced tail of the scandal down in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of cocaine, comes word that agents in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, have been up to no good there too.

Seattle’s KIRO TV breaks the news, saying reporter Chris Halsne has interviewed a civilian contractor who says he joined about a dozen Secret Service agents and a few U.S. military specialists at a strip club in San Salvador (the tiny nation’s capitol) a few days before President Obama and his family arrived in March 2011. The president was visiting to meet El Salvador’s new president, Mauricio Funes.

A spokesman for the Secret Service, Edwin Donovan, said the agency was investigating the new allegations.

Agents were “heavily intoxicated” (aka “wasted”) at the strip club and paid to enter a VIP area “where they were provided a number of sexual favors in return for their cash.”

The unidentified source also said agents bragged they took strippers to hotel rooms “all of the time.”

To confirm the story, Halsne traveled to El Salvador and spoke with the strip club owner, who said agents were there at least three nights in a row prior to Obama’s arrival.

“No surprise to me,” the owner told Halsne, adding his club routinely takes care of high-ranking employees of the U.S. embassy in San Salvador as well as visiting FBI and DEA agents.

The El Salvador trip occurred about one year before the president’s trip to Colombia. Prostitution is legal in both countries.

The Washington Post earlier this week cited unnamed “confidants” of the Secret Service officers implicated in the Colombia scandal saying senior managers tolerated similar behavior during official trips. It described a visit to Buenos Aires in 2009 by former President Bill Clinton, whose protective detail it said included agents and uniformed officers. During that trip, the Post said, members of the detail went out for a late night of partying at strip clubs.

In related news, a Brazilian prostitute plans to sue the U.S. Embassy and three Marines for allegedly shoving her out of a moving van. Romilda Aparecida Ferreira,  described by her attorney as a “sex professional and dancer,” says she broke her collarbone, two ribs and punctured a lung in the Dec. 29, 2011, incident.

WSB-TV will air a version of the KIRO-TV report at 5 p.m.

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28 comments Add your comment

El Bingo es Loco

April 26th, 2012
12:32 pm

Wait…so because some dude says he partied with them, it’s now an international incident?

Good God…journalism is pure crap these days.

Pat

April 26th, 2012
12:33 pm

barry

April 26th, 2012
12:35 pm

don’t know which one is more stressful….guarding the President 24/7 or worrying the next morning that you might have caught herpes or HIV from a hooker….

MyPatootie

April 26th, 2012
12:36 pm

“Pat” just wondering, how does it feel to say “First” and then find out you were really second? That has to be a major letdown and really ruin your day.

Pat

April 26th, 2012
12:37 pm

it does feel bad, :-( but not as bad as some of these Secret Service people caught

MyPatootie

April 26th, 2012
12:38 pm

Sounds like this President has several out-of-control departments and agencies under him. That, to me, is a total lack of leadership and being totally in charge. As one previous President said with a sign on his desk, “THE BUCK STOPS HERE”. All this junk added together will hurt him come election time.

MyPatootie

April 26th, 2012
12:40 pm

“Pat”, you have a valid point there. I don’t know who would feel worse now those SS agents or Bobby Petrino? Maybe they should all get together and have a “pity party”.

johnnywad

April 26th, 2012
12:45 pm

Boy I’ll bet the prez would be livid if he found out they were having sex with pigs.

Mommy

April 26th, 2012
12:45 pm

I wonder if this was paid for with their per diem and put on their expense reports!

Tea Party Meber

April 26th, 2012
12:45 pm

Tipical libral adminstration allowing the secret service to run wild.

Disbott3000

April 26th, 2012
12:49 pm

MyPatootie, you are a jackass for politicizing this. How is it Obama’s fault that Secret Service agents like to unwind with booze and hookers? If this allegation is true, then it suggests that this is behavior that is systemic and has been going on for many, many years, probably (shock!) even under the leadership of republican presidents. If we can prove it started under Nixon, will you then pin the whole thing on him? How about if it’s Reagan? Of course not, because it doesn’t suit your political agenda.

Tell you what though. If anyone ever produces hard, credible evidence that Obama joined them for a prostitute party, or even just gave agents his permission to act like frat boys on spring break, then I will be happy to issue you an apology. Otherwise, for the love of God, stop blaming Obama for every damn thing that happens in the universe.

Disbott3000

April 26th, 2012
12:51 pm

Leave it to a tea party member to not be able to spell “tYpical” or even “libEral”. I think I hear banjo music.

Tea Party Meber

April 26th, 2012
1:03 pm

What does music have 2 do with anythig?

A Conservative Voice

April 26th, 2012
1:23 pm

@Disbott3000

April 26th, 2012
12:49 pm
Tell you what though. If anyone ever produces hard, credible evidence that Obama joined them for a prostitute party, or even just gave agents his permission to act like frat boys on spring break, then I will be happy to issue you an apology. Otherwise, for the love of God, stop blaming Obama for every damn thing that happens in the universe.

Disbott3000 – He’s the “Leader” (I hate using that term when referring to him)……he’s “responsible”, therefore, it’s HIS FAULT. You know what?, truth be known, he knows all about all these incidents but, like everything else, he keeps it tightly guarded and will not say anything about it because it might make “our glorious leader” look bad.

justintime

April 26th, 2012
1:24 pm

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WAR EAGLE

April 26th, 2012
1:25 pm

They were there to ensure Obama’s entertainment was lined up. We have the liberal media reporting on things that noone cares about, yet there is a mad man in Iran trying to duplicate 1936 and the Waffle House Occupant has no idea how to organize a welcome to the jungle party for him and keep the world safe from radical towelheadism. It’s the ECONOMY, Stupid!

Fee Snead

April 26th, 2012
1:29 pm

Do you REALLY think this is the first time this has happended? Come on ladies and gentleman, let’s all get a reality check here…men (and women) will be who they are, where ever they are. Secret Service men, the President, you, me; we are no different than the next person– we are all human and we all fall short of being perfect….very short I might add. No one will ever be perfect! Get over it…NEXT!

Sid Vicious

April 26th, 2012
1:33 pm

And this is news why? Jane’s Addiction said it best with there album titled “Nothings Shocking”…And that was ages ago….

secret service tenures

April 26th, 2012
1:45 pm

many of these agents have been on this job for years and years. somehow, I don’t think that this behavior is new. they just happened to get caught on obama’s watch

GRS

April 26th, 2012
2:06 pm

This is what happens when government officials believe they are above the law they are suppose to enforce. There is no mention of this, but I bet there were also drugs involved. I am sure this behavior of the Secret Service, FBI, and DEA did not just begin with the current Presidency. However, I do believe the current President will ensure swift corrective action and accountability.

another comment

April 26th, 2012
2:18 pm

A friend’s husband is a SS agent. The appointments in DC around the President are all 5 year appointments and done either 2 or 3 years into the term of a sitting President. Her husband, was in the detail to former President Carter. He was one of the guys in the suit sitting behind him, while he sat in Ted Turner’s front row seats at Turner Field for baseball games. Carter used to request him for this. Then he got assigned with about a year or two left in Bush I term for the guarding of the President service for a 5 year term. This is so that they are staggared and not affiliated with the party of the new president, the terms of service are 5 years. Not 4. He got this Plum white house assignment starting to guard President Bush, with a great reference from Carter. I know my girlfriend always hoped that after the 5 years, that he would get to transfer back down to Atlanta and get an Office job and get to enjoy their kids grow up.

RexDogma

April 26th, 2012
2:36 pm

To all you tea partiers and conservatives and republicans blaming Obama. Get a life!!!

Confuse

April 26th, 2012
3:59 pm

How is this the president’s fault. Some of you guys are clueless and will believe anything. So the president is supposed to police the ss when they are out the country. How long has head of ss and higher ups been there? I bet longer than Obama . Take a clue out the cluebox. U guys have to find fault w Obama but the problem is that you have nothing and will not because there is nothing. Spend your energy elsewhere because Obama will contine to undue the wrongs of our recent 1% president ( bush if u don’t know) and hopefully pull us out of this mess that bush put us in or did you conveniently
Forget that too. Funny

LOL

April 26th, 2012
4:21 pm

So the agents are off having fun and may be distracted while protecting the President. This is a bad thing?

@MyPatootie or WHATEVER....IDIOT

May 1st, 2012
1:28 pm

FYI, this is something has been going on FOREVER, Don’t even try to blame the President for this BS. I bet you have never been able to control adults, that know what they should & shouldn’t be doing. You probably could never control the kids even in diapers. They didn’t just start doing this crazy behavior with President Obama, you idiot it’s been going on so if you want to blame President Obama, BLAME THE PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS TOO. YOU PATHETIC LOSER!!

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goodgod

May 21st, 2012
2:17 pm

this gives a new meaning for a government stimulas package!!

Rawdog

May 22nd, 2012
12:54 pm

The agents aren’t paying the dancers/strippers/prostitutes for sex. They are paying the girls to leave. BTW on the mean streets of Atlanta hookers are known as “skeezers”, just FYI.