Senator Calls For Independent Secret Service Probe

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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April 27, 2012

A veteran Republican lawmaker says it's time for an inspector general's investigation to find how widespread the
problems at the Secret Service are.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary
Committee, says the nation needs to know whether reports of sexual
misbehavior by agents traveling in advance of the president reflect
part of the culture of the Secret Service. He says national
security and the president's safety could be at risk.

Grassley told CBS' "This Morning" that the Homeland Security
Department's inspector general can handle the investigation -- so
long as that office can maintain its independence from the
department and the White House.

Grassley said Friday that officials must be held accountable. As
he put it, "You know nothing's changed in Washington if heads
don't roll."

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