Two agents released from Secret Service in wake of scandal have their identities revealed
POSTED: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 7:10am
UPDATED: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 12:07pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The identities of two of the agents involved in the Secret Service Scandal have been revealed.
Their attorney says whoever leaked these names from inside the Secret Service is probably breaking the law, and it looks like the one who got fired plans to fight for his job.
Police drove reporters away from the home of David Chaney, forced to retire in the wake of the Colombian Sex Scandal.
Chaney's lawyer also represents fired supervisor Greg Stokes. He says stokes will "defend himself vigorously," and that neither agent left involuntarily.
Another agent resigned, and lawmakers who've been briefed say more resignations are imminent. "Whether it's today or tomorrow I'm not sure, but certainly my understanding is there are going to be more resignations coming pretty soon," said the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King.
Investigators have interviewed the hotel staff in Colombia but are still trying to track down the women who say agents hired them for a night of sex just before President Obama arrived.
At least one lawmaker is pointing the finger at the president.
"The President needs to assert discipline and management direction throughout the Executive branch and Presidents are to be held responsible," said Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama.
"That sounds very much like a lawmaker attempting to politicize something that is not at all political," said White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney.
On Capitol Hill, lawmakers say they're stunned and disgusted.
"That's either very stupid or a total lack of common sense," said Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid.
"I don't see how those who are involved in this should be able to continue in their work," said House Minority Leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi.
There has been no public statement from Director Sullivan yet. However, his boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be questioned at an unrelated Senate hearing next Wednesday.