Another cover up? White House knew aide was involved in Secret Service prostitution scandal

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The Obama White House policy on dealing with trouble appears to draw heavily from actor Joey Bishop in the 1967 film “A Guide for the Married Man” — deny, deny, deny.

The administration is facing yet another scandal following an article by The Washington Post on Wednesday that said despite repeated denials, a White House aide was involved in the prostitution scandal that rocked the Secret Service in 2012.

The Secret Service made the White House aware of this, “yet that information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged,” according to The Post.

The Post reported that the Secret Service provided the Obama administration with “hotel records and firsthand accounts” suggesting a prostitute spent the night with Jonathan Dach, identified as a White House volunteer.

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Dach, then a 25-year-old Yale University law student, now works full time in the Office on Global Women’s Issues at the State Department — irony aside.

His father, Leslie Dach, is a “prominent Democratic donor” who has “partnered with the White House on high-profile projects, including Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign,” The Post reported.

He now works as a senior counselor with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Not only was the White House aware, but when the inspector general’s office of the Department of Homeland Security discovered additional evidence during a follow up investigation, they were allegedly pressured to alter the information.

The Post reported:

“We were directed at the time . . . to delay the report of the investigation until after the 2012 election,” David Nieland, the lead investigator on the Colombia case for the DHS inspector general’s office, told Senate staffers, according to three people with knowledge of his statement.

Nieland added that his superiors told him “to withhold and alter certain information in the report of investigation because it was potentially embarrassing to the administration.”

Inspector general staffers “who raised questions about a White House role said they were put on administrative leave as a punishment for doing so,” The Post added.

All of which has the makings of another Obama scandal, and another cover up.

Watch a report from CBS News here, via The Washington Free Beacon:

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