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Senator Collins: Credibility Questions Surround White House Investigation Into Secret Service Scandal

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today received a letter from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General regarding its investigation into the Secret Service scandal.

The letter reads in part, " Although allegations related to the non-USSS personnel were outside the scope of the investigation, one of these employees is a Department of Defense employee affiliated with the White House Communication Agency and the other, whose employment status was not verified, may have been affiliated with the White House advance operation."

Below is Senator Collins reaction:

"I am troubled that the IG's findings reveal White House personnel may have been involved. On April 23, the White House spokesman said that the White House counsel's office had conducted its own review and concluded there had been no credible allegations of misconduct by anyone on the White House advance team or the White House staff. The White House explicitly denied any involvement after its own investigation and now the IG is questioning that account. This raises concerns about the credibility of the White House investigation."


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