April 26th, 2012
02:48 PM ET

New report adds to concerns about wider 'culture' problem at Secret Service

A new report raises new questions about the "culture" of the United States Secret Service. Seattle TV station KIRO, a CNN affiliate, cited an unnamed U.S. government contractor who worked extensively with the Secret Service advance team in San Salvador, El Salvador, prior to President Barack Obama's trip there in March, 2011.

The source said he was with about a dozen Secret Service agents and a few U.S. military specialists at a strip club in the city a few days before Obama arrived, KIRO reported.

The report comes hours after Sen. Chuck Grassley's comments on OutFront Wednesday evening, asking if the unfolding prostitution scandal represents "part of the culture of the Secret Service." Sen. Grassley has called for a full investigation of the events in Cartagena, Columbia.

Today a U.S. government official familiar with the Secret Service conceded the problems with the elite agency go beyond Colombia, telling CNN "we have had employees that have engaged in misconduct. People make mistakes."

Tonight on OutFront at 7 p.m. ET, Erin Burnett breaks down the latest developments in the story, and reports on what happens next.

Filed under: National Security • Secret Service
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  1. Dan Geoly

    why are you afraid to question Bibi about the fact that Isreal has 350 nukes of their own and for many years Look it up. wikopedia is one source, You are like all news people just lazy dumb or afraid. You would be fired in a nano second if you ever mentioned it. This Iran situation is WMD Iraq all over again. WE are being lied to. Why don't you find out what US policy is if Isreal uses its nukes in a first strike or in retaliation... I bet you run from like hell. Tell Wolf I can't watch him anymore. Another coward.

    April 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply

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