The prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Columbia is far from over and with each new detailÂ—and continuing names added to the Secret Service and military list of offendersÂ—it is no surprise that some believe members of the White House staff could be involved as well.
That brings up a point made by Sen. Charles Grassley, who believes the recent internal review conducted by the White House counsel isn't really the unbiased type of investigation that needs to be conducted into the matter.
He's right. The press wouldn't take the word of any company involved in corruption activity to provide them with their internal reviews on the matter, would they?
Likewise, now that the American public has heard ad nauseam about government corruption, they don't want the White House dishing up their own whitewashed version of events if a member of the White House staff is involved too, especially given that one of the scandal participants was actually assigned to the White House communications team.
Fox News reported that White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was asked by Senator Grassley to answer if any of Obama's White House staff had any such "overnight guests" in Cartagena, as well as how many such staff were in Columbia prior to the president's arrival.
If a member of the president's own White House staff was part of the Secret Service and military prostitution scandal, but is getting away with it, how is that fair to those getting fired for their role in it?
And why should the White House staff be able to escape the same investigation being conducted by those who wouldn't whitewash it for them? That sounds like a double standardÂ—and potential corruption in the White House that Obama swore wouldn't happen on his shift.
But I guess it is still "business as usual," unless Pres. Obama allows an independent review of his staff, like what was done regarding the Secret Service agents and the military men involved in Cartagena.
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