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Lieberman: Colombian Secret Service Scandal Includes Agent at the White House's Hotel


"And it just gets more troubling."

Last week, Glenn Beck asked if it was possible that the Colombian Secret Service scandal might have extended to anyone staying at the president's hotel or even the White House staff. He's one step closer to an answer.

According to several news reports, a twelfth agent staying at the same hotel as the president, the Hilton, brought a woman back to his hotel just days before Obama arrived.

Sen. Joe Lieberman confirmed the news to CBS on "Face the Nation."

"The Hilton is significant because that's where President Obama was going to stay," Lieberman told Bob Schieffer. "Now we don't know at this point that what the twelfth agent is being charged with and why he's been put administrative leave."

"Now, you're into the hotel where the president of the United States was going to stay," Lieberman added. "And it just gets more troubling."

"To act as these people did in Cartagena as if they were college kids on spring break, it is reprehensible," he said.

Liebermann, however, wasn't sure if anyone from the White House staff (either the Communications Agency or the White House Office of Advance) was involved in the incident, as Sen. Chuck Grassley has wondered.

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