May 1st, 2012
04:22 AM ET

Homeland Security launches investigation into prostitution scandal

The acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security has announced he will launch a separate investigation into the Secret Service prostitution scandal.

The "field work is beginning immediately," acting Inspector General Charles Edwards said in a statement Monday.

"We have maintained close contact with the USSS (United States Secret Service), coordinating with them as their internal investigation continued. Last week, with the initial stages of the USSS internal investigation nearing completion, we notified the USSS of our intent to conduct a comprehensive review of this matter," his statement said. "As we notified the USSS last week, OIG's (Office of Inspector General) field work is beginning immediately."

The development comes as Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan faces a pair of deadlines Tuesday to answer dozens of questions relating to the scandal.


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  1. Mr Dalloway

    These are CIA agents and not plumbers, if we "relax" someone could die.
    No slackers need apply.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Being a john is a misdemeanor, not a that to national security, dhs has no business on this case. Only in the facist states of America

      May 1, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Homeland Security launches investigation into prostitution scandal.

    Who's Homeland security? What? Now we got hookers flying jets into buildings? Now we got hookers running in packs, trying to cross the Rio Grande? What a discerning delagation of authority! Why didn't the ruling class administration give the job to NASA. READ ALL ABOUT IT "Prostitutes living in shuttle junk yard"
    It's just another liberal smoke screen, to cover our junk economy...

    May 1, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Jeff Frank,your republicans,starting with that racist Grassly started this witch hunt.You hypocrites have done nothing but commission witchhunts with Darrel Issas leading the pack.If only they'd clean out their politically dirty closets,boy those skeletons would talk,going back to the Reagan years,its that dirty on your side of the aisle and you hypocrites know it ,but you also have selective memory problems.Remember Tom Delay,Newt Gingrich,JohnMcCain ,just a few examples of your hypocritic represenitives in office,and you ignorent republican voters put them there,so be proud,I wouldn't,but then again,I have some intelligence up there,not just air....

      May 1, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • noworries

      This is the democrats on damage control

      May 1, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      I agree 100% WITH PETE

      May 1, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Moderated? More like CUT!

    May 1, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. noworries

    Apparently resigning wasn't enough. If a law was broken shouldn't we let the columbians deal with it

    May 1, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. TommyBoy

    I say, a relaxed SS agent, is an effective SS agent. Let em have some fun. On a related note, I just booked a week at the Caribe Hotel in Columbia. Travel agents will tell you: "business is a booming". Will let you all know how it goes, when I return. -TB

    May 1, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Wasn't there a comedian who said the same thing about Clinton/Lewinsky?
      His name escapes me.

      May 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat) ©

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    The successful one said, “How has everything been going with you?”

    “Well, one day I opened the Bible at random, and dropped my finger on a word and it was oil. So, I invested in oil, and boy, did the oil wells gush. Then another day I dropped my finger on another word and it was gold. So, I invested in gold and those mines really produced. Now, I’m as rich as Rockefeller.”

    The successful friend was so impressed that he rushed to his hotel, grabbed a Gideon Bible, flipped it open, and dropped his finger on a page.

    He opened his eyes and his finger rested on the words, “Chapter Eleven.”

    Read more at Jokes : Drop Your Finger on a Word in the Bible

    May 1, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Oh, boy, Rawr...

      May 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mickey1313

    Far beyond the purview of DHS. Fascism in action.

    May 1, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |

    While much is being made of how large and tall the new NY Towers are the largest project in US is the HOMELAND SECURITY COMPLEX.
    A complex far larger, and as usual with a government project, an end cost of WHO'S ASKING?
    Who and what is HOMELAND SECURITY?

    May 2, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |