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Secret Service agent protecting Vice Pres. Mike Pence caught meeting escort

April 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
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A Secret Service agent working for Vice President Mike Pence has been suspended from his post after he met with a hooker at a hotel in Maryland.

According to CNN, the agent confessed to his lewd behavior last week after he was arrested and charged with solicitation.

The agent assigned to the security detail protecting Mike Pence was not on duty at the time and did not reveal that he worked for the Secret Service.

One source told CNN that the man was busted by police as he left the prostitute’s room.

His arrest reportedly came after the manager of the hotel became suspicious of what was going on and contacted authorities.

A spokesperson for the Secret Service verified on Wednesday that “an alleged incident” had occurred last week with an off-duty agent, but refused to disclose what happened.

The spokesperson said the employee had turned in his weapon and was on administrative leave. His security clearance and access passes were also confiscated.

“We are exploring the range of disciplinary actions,” the spokesperson said, noting that the episode is being investigated by the Office of Professional Responsibility.

The suspension is just the latest in a long list of public shame for the agency in recent years.

Last month, a Secret Service laptop – with confidential information about Trump Tower, details about the Clinton email probe and other security secrets – was stolen from an agent’s bike in Brooklyn.

The computer was stolen from the driveway of agent Marie Argentieri’s residence.

In 2015, a congressional probe revealed that the Secret Service had deteriorated into an “agency in crisis” — in the midst of low morale, heavy boozing, and dimwitted security choices.

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