(CARTAGENA, Colombia) — Some of the prostitutes who allegedly met with Secret Service agents in Colombia have been interviewed by investigators, but U.S. officials are still searching for others, ABC News has learned.
So far, one Secret Service supervisor implicated in the case has retired, and a lower-level official is resigning. The Secret Service is trying to fire one supervisor, but he is expected to appeal the removal.
The investigation is going full tilt, with the eight remaining Secret Service officials facing lie detector tests. More resignations are expected in the coming days as the probe goes forward, according to congressional leaders.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the investigation is “moving with some speed,” but he wouldn’t say when it is expected to be done.
President Obama is getting regular updates, but he hasn’t spoken recently with the Secret Service director, Carney said.
Carney said no staff members involved with the White House West Wing or the president’s office were involved.
Meanwhile, the Colombian prostitute who sparked a fight with Secret Service agents that led to the scandal now has a more public identity. The New York Daily News Thursday published four photos of a 24-year-old mother who the paper said is the escort.
The night that the agents met the prostitutes, Secret Service officials booked a party space at a hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, before going out to nightclubs, ABC News reported Thursday. The men drank whiskey at a brothel, bragged about working for Obama, and brought women from the club back to their hotel after picking up more escorts, sources said.
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN