• Eric Holder to DOJ Staff: Stop Hiring Prostitutes

    “The Department of Justice is measured by the conduct of those who work on its behalf, Holder wrote in the memo. “The solicitation of prostitution threatens the core mission of the Department, not simply because it invites extortion, blackmail, and leaks of sensitive or classified information, but also because it undermines the Department’s efforts to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking.”

    He sent out this reminder after a damning report surfaced last month by the Justice Department Inspector General that showed sexual misconduct at several different agencies within the DOJ. Federal law enforcement officers were reportedly engaging in sex parties with prostitutes that were held in agents’ U.S. government-leased quarter and paid for by drug cartels.

    The alleged parties took place over a period of several years, according to the report by the Justice Department inspector general.

    Secret Service agents were found in a prostitution scandal in Columbia in 2012. DEA agents were also allegedly provided with money, expensive gifts and weapons from drug cartel members, according to the inspector general report.

    Holder said employees should not hire prostitutes even if it is legal like it is in some parts of Nevada.

    “Regardless of whether prostitution is legal or tolerated in a particular jurisdiction, soliciting prostitutes creates a greater demand for human trafficking victims and a consequent increase in the number of minor and adult persons trafficked into commercial sex slavery,” he wrote.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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