Surprise: White House Lied Regarding Knowledge Of Secret Service Prositute Parties

Here’s your most transparent administration ever, and a weird headline from the Washington Post

Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal

Rather makes little sense in terms of the article

As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved.

But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged.

The information that the Secret Service shared with the White House included hotel records and firsthand accounts — the same types of evidence the agency and military relied on to determine who in their ranks was involved.

The Secret Service shared its findings twice in the weeks after the scandal with top White House officials, including then-White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler. Each time, she and other presidential aides conducted an interview with the advance-team member and concluded that he had done nothing wrong.

So, the White House knew about the prostitutes, and decided to lie to the American public about it.

“We were directed at the time . . . to delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election,” David Nieland, the lead investigator on the Colombia case for the DHS inspector general’s office, told Senate staffers, according to three people with knowledge of his statement.

Nieland added that his superiors told him “to withhold and alter certain information in the report of investigation because it was potentially embarrassing to the administration.”

Not only did the White House lie about their knowledge of the scandal, someone surely pressured the investigators to withhold information for political purposes. As to the headline, that goes to

Whether the White House volunteer, Jonathan Dach, was involved in wrongdoing in Cartagena, Colombia, remains unclear. Dach, then a 25-year-old Yale University law student, declined to be interviewed, but through his attorney he denied hiring a prostitute or bringing anyone to his hotel room. Dach has long made the same denials to White House officials.

The White House’s big investigation was to simply ash Dach, twice, if he was involved. He said no, they said “move on.” Yet, the post does the investigation, and finds that Dach had an “extra guest”, a woman, registered to his room. Yes, prostitution is legal in Cartegena, however, if that’s why the White House found no wrong doing, then why discipline Secret Service agents?

Obfuscate, lie, misdirect, lean on people, especially loyalists, stonewall, never admit doing wrong, finally, years later, state that this is old news and it’s time to move on. Typical Obama administration.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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5 Responses to “Surprise: White House Lied Regarding Knowledge Of Secret Service Prositute Parties”

  1. One could assume the White House may have looked the other way, even encouraged SS personnel to ‘have a little fun’… much like the Mafia owned gay bars so they could get dirt on politicians and others for blackmail, or held as an ace-in-the-hole.

    With the gangster mentality of this WH, they would surely consider dirt on agents (who have witnessed the REAL Obama/Mooch and have stories to tell) a valuable asset… alas, one devalued completely if the stories found their own way out, thus the coverup

  2. Jeffery says:

    It’s just precious that someone calling themselves Reaganite Republican would criticize another administration. The Reagan administration was the most lawless in modern history.

  3. gitarcarver says:

    What a shocker.

    Jeffery tries to deflect from the point of the original article, thereby admitting that the White House lied to the people and to investigators, which is a crime.

  4. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    Now why don’t you list how bad the Reagan white house was. I am sure that number one with be Iran-Contra, but that is a debatable issue and you will have to address the same scheme that Obama had in place in Libya, that is the real hiding gem of the Bengasi debacle.

  5. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    Iran-Contra was a work of art, for sure. Also: Savings and Loan meltdown. EPA scandal. Lobbyists scandals. HUD scandal. Indictments. Indictments. Stonewalling. And the bagman, VP Bush pardoned most during the next term. Reagan’s admin was the most corrupt in modern history. James Watt, Samuel Pierce, Oliver North, Caspar Weinberger…

    So you’re claiming that Benghazi was about President Obama selling weapons to the enemy in exchange for hostages and then illegally funneling the funds to a right-wing revolutionary group trying to overthrow the government of another country? Mr. Reagan was a likeable old man, and a Republican, but he deserved to be impeached and convicted.

    Ebola, ISIS, global warming, trade deficit, unemployment… and the Repubs are hot on the trail of a kid who may have hired a LEGAL hooker years ago.

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