Inquiry hears of wider Secret Service misbehavior

FILE - In this April 19, 2012, file photo, people walk past Hotel El Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia. Washington politicians are doing a delicate dance around the Secret Service prostitution scandal. People are loath to criticize agents trained to take a bullet for the president. And illicit sex isn't a topic some members of Congress want to discuss in an election year. Or any year. So all sides are calling for thorough investigations by the Secret Service. Six agents have been fired after allegations that a dozen of them, and as many military enlistees, paid for sex in Colombia. (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza, File)

May 23, 2012 9:39:50 AM PDT
The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.