Senators spar over possible White House link to Colombia scandal
April 24th, 2012
04:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators spar over possible White House link to Colombia scandal

Washington (CNN) - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that he wants an outside investigation to determine whether any White House staff members engaged in inappropriate behavior in Colombia as part of the alleged prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents and military personnel.

"I'm not going to be satisfied until we get some independent look at this," Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said.

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    He is such an embarrassment to the state of Iowa!

    April 24, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. MTATL67

    Sen Grassley is a moron

    April 24, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    Yeah, the Obama adminstration investigated itself in a day or two an dabsolved themselves of any wrong doing. Nothing here to see. Move along... hahahaha

    April 24, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. IndeePendant

    Is this the same Knucklehead who said that the Govt. is going to appoint death panels.How is this idiot still a senator? He can't even qualify to be a janitor (sorry janitors.. for insulting you)

    April 24, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "I'm not going to be satisfied until we get some independent look at this"

    Translation: I want a witchhunt so the "need for a witchhunt" can be turned into what the administration has done wrong, even if we can't find anything that shows the administration actually did something wrong....at least we'll be able to claim that "the need for an investigation shoudl enver have happened" or some such nonsense.

    April 24, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Obama is finished! Nothing but scandals since the day this black moron took office."

    We need more of you. Please rant precisely that kind of racist nonsense and attach the GOP/Teatroll brand name to it as much as possible.

    April 24, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    Don't even try it Senator Assley. You all have been looking under rocks for YEARS trying to stick the smell of moral turpitude onto our illustrious President. It hasn't worked. You've found didly, but that won't stop you from digging or HOPING, will it?

    April 24, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Brass tacks: in today's politics, and you can thank the MSM for this, the accusation is the conviction.

    Grassley, one of the biggest, most racist imbeciles in congress, will rant this at the top of his lungs because the more he says there should be an investigation, the more the MSM will just mindlessly print his ranting, and the more the GOP/Teatroll base will become agitated, don their tinfoil hats and invent a belief that there must be something that is being hidden if there's been no investigation. It's the elephant in the strawberry patch again.

    Did you know elephants hide in strawberry patches? No? Ever seen one in a strawberry patch? Yeah, they hide pretty good, don't they?

    April 24, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  9. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    And we all know the Obama administration would never lie or cover up wrong doing in an election year, right?

    April 24, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  10. Ronda in Houston,TX

    To Libs Are A Disease:

    Please show us your true self. Please keep calling the POTUS names. Ok, by the way, Obama will win.

    April 24, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  11. anything is possible

    maybe the secret service WAS doing their job and being used as a holding tank for the girls that would eventually be made accessible to the Whitehouse staff, and others if you catch my drift?

    April 24, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    It's incredible. The teapublikans are tyring to find and hold on to anything to go after the President.
    I'll go further and say that this rethug is a re tard!

    April 24, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  13. Bill

    Grassley is a buffoon.

    April 24, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  14. cali girl

    It's 2012 and racism lives on, Go over to Fox if you want that company with you, disease.

    April 24, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  15. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    GOPers like Grassley want to tie this president to any kind of scandal so bad they can taste it. He's a good family man, no affairs we know of, or ponzi schemes so let's try THIS! Even Karl Rove has been said as warning the Republicans NOT to go down this path it would not be worth it. But that won't stop some like Grassley from trying.

    BTW @ Libs are a Disease I am surprised that CNN would allow such a racist comment on the board and it only became racist when you just had to use the word BLACK!

    April 24, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  16. AL-NY,NY

    keep reaching Grassley.

    April 24, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  17. Gerry Daley

    I wonder if these are the same Republicans who gave a standing ovation to Diaper Me Dan Vitter when they hypocrite returned to Congress?

    April 24, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  18. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    It goes without saying ALL of this should be undergoing an independent review. NOBODY should be investigating and passing judgement on THEMSELVES. Totally ludicrous and actaully a tad suspicious. People with nothing to hide should have no problem with an independent review.

    April 24, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  19. Gurgyl

    America, if you have guts, can you all ask all senate and congress thugs to introduce "term- limits on congress And senate" idiots so that we can get rid off this old junk like Grossley. God bless.
    Ps: don't get scared of these thugs.

    April 24, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  20. kravitz

    The secret service of this scandal dates into GHWBush. And the White House is separate from them. The republicants would like to foxify this, but there's more Doocy than truthy to it.

    April 24, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  21. Bowman

    Only the Obama Whitehouse is arrogant engough to say we did the investigation and cleared ourselves. All quite humorous while the oress stands idly by asking team Obama how can we help you. Clear as mud and twice as dirty.

    April 24, 2012 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |