Three Secret Service Agents Sent Home After Drinking In Amsterdam
Three Secret Service agents in Amsterdam to protect President Obama were sent back to the states after a night of drinking. One of the agents was found drunk and passed out in a hallway.
The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip, which included Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed Tuesday evening that the agency “did send three employees home for disciplinary reasons” and that they were put on administrative leave pending an investigation. Donovan declined to comment further.