The Secret Service sex scandal has been full of all kinds of twists and turns since the story broke - but would you believe that the New York Times actually scored an interview with the prostitute at the center of the controversy? It’s almost unbelievable - and has left Glenn wondering if there is more to the story than what has been revealed.
The New York Times had the first interview with the woman. They reported:
A Secret Service agent preparing for President Obama’s arrival at an international summit meeting and a single mother from Colombia who makes a living as a high-priced escort faced off in a room at the Hotel Caribe a week ago over how much he owed her for the previous night’s intercourse. “I tell him, ‘Baby, my cash money,’ ” the woman said in her first public comments on a dispute that would soon spiral into a full-blown scandal.
A taxi driver who picked up the woman at the Hotel Caribe the morning of the encounter said he heard her and another woman recount the dispute over payment. When approached by a reporter for The New York Times, the woman was initially reluctant to speak about what had occurred. As she nervously told her story, a friend gave details that seemed to corroborate her account.
There was a language gap between the woman, 24, who declined to give her full name, and the American man who sat beside her at the bar and eventually invited her to his room. She agreed, stopped on the way to buy condoms but told him he would have to give her a gift. He asked how much. Not knowing he worked for Mr. Obama but figuring he was a well-heeled foreigner, she said, she told him $800.
The price alone, she said, indicates she is an escort, not a prostitute. “You have higher rank,” she said. “An escort is someone who a man can take out to dinner. She can dress nicely, wear nice makeup, speak and act like a lady. That’s me.”
"So now we have as many as 21 different security personnel that went down for the president and spent the night with a hooker. Hmmm. Hmmm. That's a lot. It seems like a really big deal, doesn't it? 21 Secret Service. When's the last time you heard the story of a Secret Service agent, one, while on duty, while doing his job to advance the president's trip, even get drunk? There's a scandal. 21 Secret Service agents go out while they're doing advance work for the president's trip in a foreign country and get drunk. There's a scandal," Glenn said.
Glenn said that for this story to be true then we would have been lied to our whole life about the Secret Service.
"Something's not right with this story," Glenn said.
"It's not impossible that you just have an incredibly odd exception to every rule we've ever been taught, but it is ‑‑ there's something weird going on with the story certainly," Stu added.
"And by the way, that's not only Secret Service. That is now possibly the Marines and the Air Force. But no one strangely from the advanced team in the Obama administration. The guys who don't have those ethics," said Glenn.
New York Daily News has released several photos of the woman in question.