The woman said she spent five hours in a Cartagena, Colombia, hotel room with an agent, and while she barely got cab fare out of him, she could have gotten information that would have compromised the security of U.S. President Barack Obama if the agent had any. "Totally," she replied when asked.
"The man slept all night," said the woman, who was identified by her lawyer as Dania Londono Suarez. "If I had wanted to, I could have gone through all his documents, his wallet, his suitcase."
She called the Secret Service agents caught up in the scandal "fools for being from Obama's security and letting all this happen."
In a discussion on The Forum in "The Bar" I said exactly this previously:
I understand you don't get it, but I do. Being involved with hookers is inherently inviting unknown people with an unknown agenda into your private space which contains potentially-sensitive material (including your person and the tools of your trade) while you are compromised and/or sleeping. It is inherently dangerous to you and to the security of anything you possess and thus your mission. You're on duty -- period -- while you're on assignment.
What are you going to do the next morning? Sweep your room (again) for possible things left behind? Bugs, etc? How do you know anything you had in the room with you that was electronic wasn't accessed while you were sleeping? You're assuming these "hookers" just wanted money for sex. That's insanely naive.
You just don't do things like that while on assignment. That's all. And yes, I do believe it is just cause for revocation of a clearance.
And there you have it, from the prostitute involved. The opportunity for malice was both present and, had she chosen to do so, easily-exploited.
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