First, it was the U.S. Secret Service in Colombia. Agents were busted for hiring prostitutes when they should have been focused on an upcoming Presidential visit. That scandal came to light when one of those sleazy offenders, in his misogynist arrogance, decided not pay for services rendered. And now comes an internal government investigation that says DEA agents, our ground force in the war on drugs, participated in sex parties bankrolled and organized by Colombian drug cartels. This shameful state of affairs was revealed in a new Inspector General report looking into sexual misconduct and harassment within the DEA. The report was released by the Justice Department on Thursday.
The report goes on to allege that Colombian police officers provided “protection” for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties. Ten DEA agents have admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days. However, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says the agents should be fired. Legal eagles will have to determine if further punishment would constitute a form of double jeopardy, but the slaps on the wrists are symbolic of the lack of concern for consequences when sworn government agents potentially damage our national security.
In an effort to fully inform the readers of Wright Words, I have included a link to the full report as issued by the Justice Department. You can decide for yourself the severity of this situation. That report can be read here: