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W.H. Supports Secret Service Head

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday the Obama administration has confidence in Mark Sullivan, the director of the Secret Service, even though 11 agents are under investigation for consorting with prostitutes while on official business in Colombia last week. Carney added that the president’s security was never in jeopardy in Cartagena. Three agents have left the service–one resigned, one was fired, and one retired–but the episode has been an embarrassing spell for the otherwise well-regarded Secret Service institution.