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Grassley wants independent investigation of Secret Service allegations


Iowa U.S. Senator Charles Grassley is calling for an independent review of the recent Secret Service prostitution scandal.

Grassley repeated his call for the independent investigation after a Seattle CBS affiliate television station reported that Secret Service agents may have paid for escorts while working in El Salvador in advance of President Obama's trip to El Salvador in March of 2011.

Senator Grassley says, "This latest allegation only reaffirms the need for independent investigations by the Inspector General. Regardless of whether the incidents were previously referred to internal investigators, they need to be examined."

Grassley is the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Secret Service.

The Senator added, "There are rumors flying about various incidents over several years about the conduct of Secret Service personnel, as well as other law enforcement and military personnel in locations around the world. The only way to put to rest the rumors of a much wider problem is for the allegations to receive transparent and independent reviews."


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