Three Secret Service agents on President Obama’s detail were sent home from the Netherlands after apparently spending a night out drinking in Amsterdam ahead of the president’s arrival Monday.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told Fox News that the agents had been sent home “for disciplinary reasons” and had been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Fox News is told top officials are furious this happened in the wake of the 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia. In the latest incident, Fox News is told one agent was so intoxicated he couldn’t get his key to work to enter his hotel room — so he passed out on the floor in the hallway.
The Washington Post reported that the three agents, all members of the Secret Service Agency’s Counter Assault Team (CAT), went out in the Dutch capital Saturday night. Staff at their hotel alerted the U.S. Embassy after finding one of the agents passed out in a hallway Sunday morning.
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