Whistleblowers accuse Secret Service agents and managers of engaging in sexual misconduct and other improprieties in a total of 17 countries around the globe.
The Washington Post reported Friday that whistleblowers leveled the charges at a Senate committee that oversees the agency.
Charges that contradict assertions by the agency that it has no tolerance for sexually improper behavior, according to a statement from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., ranking member of that Homeland Security subcommittee.
The latest allegations come in the wake of the scandal last year in Cartagena, Colombia where agents were accused of hard drinking and bringing prostitutes to their hotel.
The Washington Post also reported this week that “two supervisors were cut from President Obama’s security detail after allegedly sending sexually explicit e-mails to a female agent.”
One of those supervisors led the Cartagena investigation.
The newspaper documented one incident whistleblowers discussed:
In one incident in November 2009, the whistleblower said, a crew of more than 70 agents was waiting on a military transport plane to depart Thailand after a rest stop in the country before heading to South Korea.
One of the agents was missing, and to avoid a delay, a supervisor agreed to stay behind to retrieve him from a Thai brothel, where he was found intoxicated. Senior management agreed to transport the agent back to the United States at great expense on a commercial flight. He faced no punishment, the whistleblower said.
President Obama was on an an eight-day Asian trip in November 2009.
Johnson expressed concerns about proper accountability for the problems associated with the agency.
“This type of behavior jeopardizes the security of the President of the United States and makes U.S. government personnel susceptible to coercion and blackmail,” Johnson said in his statement.
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