Chaffetz: Did White House Scapegoat Secret Service Agents?

Another day, another Obama administration scandal: Rep. Jason Chaffetz reacts to news that the White House attempted to cover up the involvement of one of its own staffers in the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia. 

Reports The Hill:

Secret Service agents may have been used as “scapegoats” by the White House to “cover up what is potentially a broader problem” relating to the 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

In a letter to White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, Chaffetz questioned whether a White House staffer involved in the scandal in the Colombian city of Cartagena had been disciplined.

He also demanded that the White House turn over all documents related to the White House counsel’s review of the incident by Oct. 24.

“Recently I have received information from credible sources that records also identified a White House staff person as checking in a female foreign national (FFN) as an overnight guest during the same trip and that steps were taken by the administration to cover-up or deflect their involvement in the initial incident,” Chaffetz wrote in the letter.

A number of Secret Service agents have been disciplined in the incident, in which agents brought prostitutes back to a hotel where Obama was to stay for a summit of Western Hemisphere leaders.

Chaffetz questioned whether the White House had sufficiently investigated whether the staffer was involved in similar behavior and suggested the possibility of a double standard.