Nightly News | April 20, 2012
>> the unfolding secret service prostitution scandal that has soiled the good name of that organization continued to unfold today. amid continued indications there will be more evidence, more embarrassment and fallout, all involving the security advance team that traveled to karlt ahana, colombia, prior to president obama 's trip there. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker is with us again tonight. kristen , good evening.
>> good evening to you, brian . moments ago, the secret service announced that three more employees have, quote, chosen to resign, which means now there are a total of six that are on their way out. the rest are on administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation, and it's really the result of this prostitution scandal . secret service officials dispatched to capitol hill today to contain the fallout from the widening prostitution scandal . they told senate staffers there was not a big hooker party at the hotel curearibe last week, no evidence of drug use , and a dispute between an agent and a colombian woman over money occurred because he didn't know she was a prostitute. pictures have appeared showing this may be the woman in question. nbc news is blurring her face. mark potter is in cobom lea.
>> the woman everybody is talking about is represented by a well known coblombian lawyer. she's left town, but she's willing to talk to investigators. nbc news has also learned, they're poring over security camera video from the hotel caribe, where the scandal broke last week.
>> we're also learning more from the agents separated from the agency earlier this week. greg stokes was recommended for removal, and david chaney , also a supervise, retired under pressure. bu berger told nbc news he's representing both men. he couldn't comment on why chaney is retaining counsel, but stokes is going to vigorously defend himself. chaney faces fresh scrutiny after this picture appears on facebook showing him with sarah palin 's security detail along with the comment he posted, i was really checking her out, if you know what i mean . last night, the former governor commented.
>> check this out, you're fired.
>> palin also took direct aim at the president.
>> it's a known out there that our president has poor management skills.
>> now, white house press secretary jay carney dismissed that as pure politics. we also want to tell you, brian , tonight, for the first time, president obama was briefed on the situation by the director of the secret service , mark sullivan . brian .
>> kristen welker at the white house again on the tostory, kristen , thanks.