Woman Speaks out in Secret Service Sex Scandal

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The Secret Service is known for its dedication and professionalism, but the unfolding scandal involving Colombian prostitutes has given the agency a black eye.

And the fallout continues. One agent has since resigned, one has retired, and one has been proposed for firing with cause over the matter.

Now for the first time, a woman who was with the agents is speaking out.

The New York Times interviewed a woman, claiming she was the "escort" who partied with the Americans. She told the newspaper they never told her they were with President Obama and were very discreet.

Congress is demanding answers.

"Well, I do think that what has gone on is very embarrassing," Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, said. "And I think it's clear there are investigations going on, both at the Pentagon and at the Secret Service, and I hope they get to the bottom of it quickly."

In addition, the Pentagon said it's investigating 10 or more service members from four branches of the military who may also have been involved.    

While there are concerns the scandal put national security at risk, officials say there is no indication the women involved were spies or obtained classified information.

"There is nothing thus far that's been revealed," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said. "An investigation will take place, and we'll be able to know, but nothing so far."

Retired Secret Service agent Dave Wilkinson, who served three presidents, said there is zero tolerance within the agency for personal misconduct.

"The real thing that concerned me this week is to hear all these questions about the culture of the Secret Service changing in some way," Wilkinson said. "What? No, the culture is 'That won't be tolerated; every single agent knows it.'"

Meanwhile, a Senate Judiciary Committee will put Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in the hot seat.

Sen. Chuck Grassley said if heads don't roll under these circumstances, behaviors won't change.

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