President Barack Obama has confidence in Secret Service director Mark Sullivan and believes he acted quickly to deal with a scandal in Colombia where agents were alleged to have engaged in misconduct involving prostitutes, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
He added that the incident was being investigated and declined to speculate about conclusions that could be reached as a result of that probe.
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