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Secret Service / Colombia Scandal #1020514

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 16, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Kristen Welker) The investigation into the widening Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia reviewed; details given about a fight between an agent and a prostitute over money at the hotel in Cartagena; Secret Service statement quoted. [NBC correspondent Michael ISIKOFF – outlines who is involved; notes prostitutes could have given the president’s schedule to a foreign intelligence service, a drug cartel or a terrorist group.] [President OBAMA - says he expects us to observe the highest standards.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY – says we let the boss down.] [Representative Peter KING – says this could have compromised the president’s and national security.] [“In the President’s Secret Service” author Ron KESSLER†- wonders about the culture in the Secret Service.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The views of former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino† on this scandal presented in his own words. [BONGINO - says this is a national embarrassment; says lives are changed permanently and the families are beaten up by this; says no one saw there were going to be consequences and it’s not indicative of the Service he knew.]

Williams, Brian;
Welker, Kristen

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