(WASHINGTON) — Secret Service director Mark Sullivan will appear before a Senate committee on Wednesday to give his first public testimony on the agency’s investigation of the prostitution scandal in Columbia.
A dozen agents have been accused of drinking heavily and cavorting with prostitutes in Cartagena last month ahead of President Obama’s arrival for the Summit of the Americas. Eight have since been fired and three more face disciplinary action.
Sullivan is expected to tell senators that there were no security breaches as the Secret Service agents prepared for Obama’s arrival in visit.
In prepared testimony, he will say the agents involved did not have sensitive documents, radios or weapons in their hotel rooms. Sullivan will also testify that they had not received specific information that would have put the president’s security in jeopardy.
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