April 20th, 2012
07:54 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama briefed on Secret Service investigation

(CNN) – President Barack Obama was briefed in the Oval Office Friday on the investigation into the Secret Service prostitution scandal that emerged last week, according to White House officials.

Obama was briefed by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, who has ordered a “comprehensive” investigation of everything that happened during the president’s trip to Cartagena, Colombia.

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  1. REG in AZ

    Sarah Palin criticized Obama's management skills in the Secret Service scandal and once again demonstrates her to obnoxiously take people for granted by assuming that they won't recognize that the president isn't personally responsible for supervising those people or even their supervisors. Anyone that can be swayed by anything she says is no doubt emotionally committed to that acceptance and simply doesn't allow objective or rational thinking to enter the picture. As far as Sarah Palin is concerned she once again clearly demonstrates her inability to even be rational let alone pertinent – she simply is continually ridiculous.

    April 20, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  2. Jayar

    USC 18 PART 1 CH 84 § 1752. This is the section modified by the recently signed H.R.347, "Restricted Buildings or Grounds," of which Paragraph (a) seems on target:
    "(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons—
    (1) willfully and knowingly to enter or remain in any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting;" (emph. added). The "willfully and knowingly" is changed by H.R.347 to read simply "knowingly…" The hotel in Cartagena was the intended place where the President would be staying under the watchful eyes of the Secret Service. So, "toss the book" at them and at least fine them a nice, round $10K.

    April 21, 2012 01:52 am at 1:52 am |