The Secret Service sex scandal has taken an unusual turn with four of the agents who were fired in the wake of the debacle, fighting their dismissals based on the claim that they have been made scapegoats for behavior that had always been tolerated in the past.
They say that the alleged misconduct is nothing new within the Secret Service.
According to The Washington Post, the men are arguing that they did not pay for sex, while others are claiming that they did not know the women were prostitutes.
The men claim that the rowdy behavior is said to have been known inside the agency as the “secret circus,” referring to what happened anytime a large group of agents descended on a city.
Last month, former Secret Service Director Brian Stafford told CBS News the Cartagena incident painted a much different picture.
“I have never heard the words agent and prostitute mentioned in the same sentence until this saga unfolded,” he said.
The news come as today the agency’s director plans to tell Congress that the scandal did not endanger President Obama and was an isolated incident.
Meanwhile, the married agent who set off the scandal due to his cheapskate ways, has been revealed as multiple cheater.
Following the naming and shaming of Arthur Huntington as the operative who try to pay Colombian prostitute Dania Londoño Suárez just $28 instead of her $800 fee, more and more women have come out of the woodwork claiming they have had affairs with the married agent.
First a Canadian women came forward to give details of a two-day affair she had with the agent just last year.
Now two more women are claiming that they bedded the father-of-two behind his wife’s back.
The New York Daily News reports that his extramarital conquests are said to have begun during the administration of George W. Bush.
The two affairs took place in 2007 and 2008, and while one of the women knew of his marital status, Huntington wasn’t entirely honest about his situation.
Kelly Scruggs, whom Huntington cruelly blew off after being introduced to her mother, said she has no sympathy for the philandering fed who broke her heart in 2008.
“I don’t feel sorry for (him). I think he’s a total creep now,” the blond-haired, blue-eyed Southern beauty told the Daily News. “A total jerk.”
Scruggs, 33, of Marlin, Texas, became the second woman to tell The News about Huntington’s cheating while on the road protecting the President — both before his party-hearty trip to Colombia.
She was quickly joined by a third: Holly Snow, 41, who met the horny Huntington on the day of Jenna Bush’s May 2008 wedding, around the time of his break-up with Scruggs.
Huntington picked up both in the same Waco, Texas, club about a year apart. And Snow learned during their affair that he kept women “in all 50 states.”
So much for being the dedicated, loyal family man who was active in his local parish, which was how he was portrayed by those who knew him when his identity was first revealed.