Secret Service Revokes Security Clearances Of 11 Accused Of Misconduct

Source: AP / CBS News

WASHINGTON – The Secret Service has revoked the top secret security clearances for all 11 Secret Service agents and officers accused of misconduct during a presidential mission to Colombia over the weekend.

The Secret Service personnel were sent back to the U.S. through Miami and interviewed in Washington regarding the alleged hiring of prostitutes and other misconduct. They have been placed on administrative leave and are barred from entering Secret Service facilities.

But a law enforcement official who spoke to CBS News says the agents and officers do not admit that any equipment had been taken.

Two Secret Service supervisors were among the 11 involved. A top official confirms that the group also included three members of the Counter-Assault Teams, the agents who wear black commando outfits and carry large weapons.

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