Secret Service revokes security clearance for accused agents
Updated 6:20 p.m. ET
CBS News has learned that the Secret Service has revoked the top secret security clearances for all 11 Secret Service agents and officers accused of misconduct last week in Colombia.
"They are 'do no admit' and their equipment has been taken," according to a law enforcement official. They are still on paid administrative leave.
The Secret Service Office of Professional Responsibility is the lead investigator, with the Department of Homeland Security monitoring the situation.
CBS News has reported that two Secret Service supervisors were among the 11 involved. A top official confirms that the group also included three members of the Counter-Assault Team, a unit which includes snipers and swat teams meant to support the president's personal protection detail.
Meanwhile, a U.S. official tells CBS News those members of the military that are accused of misconduct are returning to the U.S. today. No one under investigation will be assigned to any future presidential travel until the investigation is over.
Secret Service officials are also really upset at a Wall Street Journal report for suggesting there is a larger cultural problem at the agency known as, "wheels up, rings off."
"That's not true," a top law enforcement official said. "We hold employees to a high standard. This incident was an anomaly."
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