Just when you
thought the Secret Service prostitution scandal would fade away,
director Mark Sullivan (pictured above) will get to talk to a Senate
committee today about his fired agents’ new claims that they didn’t do anything unusual for the “secret circus.” That confidence-inspiring nickname refers to “what happened any time a large group of agents descended on a city,” CBS’s Bill Plante reports. And Cartagena, Colombia, was pretty much the big top.
Secret Service, military, and DEA agents all face scandal from their cluster-fun
there, mostly in the days preceding President Barack Obama’s visit last
month. The Secret Service fired eight agents in the aftermath, and
thought it had at least put the disciplinary scandal to bed.