There’s definitely a theme to the news today that I’m not entirely comfortable with. First, Democrats are trying to insist that Global Climate Change is going to make us all into prostitutes, then Congress finally locates the bipartisanship necessary to pass a bill and it’s a regulation demanding the Federal employees refrain from watching adult content on the Internet at work (though, frankly, perhaps they need to watch more, since they’re still far to productive for my tastes).
And now we have word that the DEA, which is the Drug Enforcement Agency, is facing a “Colombian Prostitutes” scandal of it’s own, not unlike it’s brother organization, the Secret Service, as an IG report released this week revealed that much more was going on for DEA agents stationed in Colombia than just drug interdiction.
Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday.
In addition, Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.
The parties took place between 2005 and 2008, but were only discovered in 2010, and are only being made public now because of an across-the-board investigation following alleged Secret Service antics during an advance trip for the President. The DEA’s Office of Professional Responsibility didn’t even uncover the claims itself: it relied on a whistelblower who revaled that DEA brass had known about the parties for some time. Even now, the DEA is stonewalling the Inspector General, refusing to turn over all relevant information to the case, especially as to whether the DEA agents involved were aware the prostitutes were provided by local drug cartels.
The report also reveals fun details about the ATF and the US Marshals, one of whom fell in love with the wife of a fugitive and refused to give up the relationship for over a year. Which sounds like a movie that will eventually star Liam Neeson.