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Tag: Sen. Joseph Lieberman

Secret Service Director Sullivan to Testify in Senate Hearing on Prostitution Scandal

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Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

Senator Joe Lieberman announced a Senate inquiry into the recent Secret Service prostitution scandal on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, reports the Washington Post.

Nine Secret Service employees have been fired for misconduct during an April mission in Columbia, raising questions and triggering new rules regarding culture and conduct within the agency.

Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan will be called before the committee May 23 to speak publicly for the first time about the Colombia prostitution scandal investigation, along with Charles K. Edwards, acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security.

“This is really a heartbreaking incident, and really a dangerous incident, and we really have got to make sure it never does happen again,” Lieberman said on “State of the Union”.

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LA Times Editorial: Messing With Miranda Warning “Bad Idea”

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By The Los Angeles Times
Editorial Page

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and the White House are floating the idea of legislation that would create a new exception to the Miranda rule for suspected terrorists. It’s not as outrageous as Sen. Joe Lieberman’s proposal that accused terrorists be stripped of their U.S. citizenship, but it’s still a bad idea.

In a television interview this week, Holder said only that he wanted to work with Congress on legislation to provide investigators with “necessary flexibility.”

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