For frequent readers of the blog, you know that I have been trying to get documents as a result of a FOIA requests that were filed starting in June of 2012. After repeated attempts to avoid suit, I was forced to file suit on March 6, 2015 to force production of documents by DHS. The suit was pending for almost one year when the Court ordered production of documents that were supposed to have been produced 20 days after receipt of the request by DHS. On Thursday, three days before the documents were required to be produced, a motion for a 2 year continuance was filed. The Court denied that Request. On Tuesday documents and video tapes were finally produced, after waiting almost 4 years, waiting over one year since suit was filed, and after I have incurred thousands of dollars in attorney fees.
It will take hundreds of hours to review all of the documents produced. I have had an opportunity to review the video tapes provided of the agents and prostitutes in Colombia as they checked into the hotel. Notice in these videos:
- the sheer number of men accompanied by women that arrived at the hotel within one hour’s time.
- the similarity of dress of the women, wearing short skirts, short shorts, high heels, carrying large purses, and all had long hair.
- all the women knew the routine when arriving at the hotel, which was to give their id to the front desk clerk.
- none of the men with the women paid the front desk clerk for the “overnight fee” that the hotel charged to have a prostitute stay in the rooms of the Secret Service agents.
After watching these videos it is hard to understand how Mark Sullivan, before he resigned as Director of the Secret Service, could deny that there was a “culture of corruption” within the Secret Service.