Lieberman to call hearings on Secret Service sex scandal (Courant)

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    WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of the Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia, Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that the Homeland Security Committee he chairs would send questions to the agency this week and hold public hearings to explore questions such as whether the case was isolated and what rules govern the conduct of agents who are on assignment but off-duty.

    “From what we know about what happened in Cartagena, they were not acting like Secret Service agents,” said Lieberman (I-Conn.). “They were acting like a bunch of college students away on spring weekend.”

    Lieberman, speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” said history is full of cases in which enemies have compromised intelligence with sex, but there was no evidence in this case that privileged information had been leaked.

    Answering questions about possible past misbehavior by agents, Lieberman said he did not know if agents had previously acted inappropriately and said he could not confirm reports that traces of cocaine were found in one agent’s hotel room.

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