It’s described as “the worst scandal in the history of the Secret Service” – one that threatened to overshadow President Barack Obama’s trip to the Summit of the Americas in Colombia. The charge: that members of the elite presidential security group brought prostitutes back to the rooms in the same hotel where the US president was staying (it happened before he arrived). The activities allegedly became public because one of the prostitutes challenged what she was paid. On Sunday, Mr. Obama said there would be a “thorough” and “rigorous” investigation, and that if the charges were true, he would be “angry.” On Monday, 11 agents were suspended.
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