Uh Oh, There's Probably Another Secret Service Hooker ScandalS

It seems that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke too soon when she told lawmakers yesterday that the Secret Service Colombian prostitution scandal was a totally isolated incident.

Now they're looking into reports that agents were also partying it up with hookers in El Salvador. Seattle-based Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne interviewed a a U.S. government subcontractor who worked extensively with the Secret Service in March 2011:

The eyewitness says he joined about a dozen Secret Service agents and a few U.S. military specialists at a strip club in San Salvador a few days before President Obama and his family arrived in El Salvador to meet with its new president, Mauricio Funes.

This source witnessed the majority of the men drink heavily ("wasted," "heavily intoxicated") at the strip club. He says most of the Secret Service "advance-team" members also paid extra for access to the VIP section of the club where they were provided a number of sexual favors in return for their cash. Although our source says he told the agents it was a "really bad idea" to take the strippers back to their hotel rooms, several agents bragged that they "did this all the time" and "not to worry about it." Our source says at least two agents had escorts check into their rooms. It is unclear whether the escorts who returned to the hotels were some of the strippers from the same club.

The station also interviewed the owner of the strip club, who corroborated the allegations. The story is largely similar to the events that led up to an incident in Colombia earlier this month that prompted a widespread investigation into the agency.

Napolitano insists that there's no evidence of additional conduct, but House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) disagrees. "Things like this don't happen once if they didn't happen before," Issa told CBS News. That's totally what my mom always used to say when she wouldn't let me hang out with friends after they were caught doing something inappropriate. And she was usually right.

Secret Service investigating report of new prostitution scandal [The Hill]
EXCLUSIVE: New Secret Service scandal centers on strippers, prostitutes in El Salvador [KIRO TV]