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Homeland Security's Napolitano faces questions from Congress on Secret Service sex scandal
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy says lawmakers want to hear more details on the Secret Service prostitution scandal from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
And Napolitano has news lawmakers want to hear, thanks to the Secret Service's announcement that it had resolved the fates of all 12 employees implicated in the incident in Colombia. The service said late Tuesday that two more agents had been ousted, one has been stripped of his security clearance and two cleared of wrongdoing. Six others had previously been forced out and one cleared.
Lawmakers had urged Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to conduct a swift investigation.
President Barack Obama called the agents involved in the sex scandal "knuckleheads" who don't represent the agency that protects his family.