Dania Suarez, the prostitute at the centre of the Secret Service’s Colombia sex scandal, said she had spent five hours in hotel room in Cartagena, Colombia, with an agent.
She said in the 90-minute interview with Colombia’s W Radio conducted in Spain that while she barely got cab fare out of the agent, she could have gotten information that would have compromised the security of United States President Barack Obama if the agent had any, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
“The man slept all night,” said the woman. “If I had wanted to, I could have gone through all his documents, his wallet, his suitcase.”
“They were a bunch of fools. They are responsible for Obama’s security and they still let this happen, the woma said.
Moreover, Miss Suarez mentioned that no US investigator had been in touch with her, although reporters descended on her home a week after the incident when a taxi driver led them to it, says Hindustan Times.
“They could track me anywhere in the world that I go but they haven’t done so,” she said. “If the Secret Service agents were idiots, imagine the investigators.”
In the interview Miss Suarez said, according to The Telegraph, that she and some of her girlfriends had met a group of American men in a bar on April 11 and drank two bottles of vodka with them.
She added that she no idea that they worked for the Secret Service when one of them asked her to return with him to his hotel room.
She said the man had agreed to pay her $800.
But next morning he refused to pay and threw her out. When the woman knocked on the hotel room door of another agent he refused to help her.
Miss Suarez pointed out tha she would never have made a public fuss about his failure to pay had she known he was part of President Obama’s security detail and realised the repercussions it would have for her.
However, prostitution is legal in Colombia and Miss Suarez said she had every right to be paid for her services.
“I said in Spanish, ‘Look, if you show no consideration for me, why would I have consideration toward you and not call the police? In that moment, I felt strong’,” she said.
“I told him, there’s a problem here. Because if I had come with you to enjoy myself that would have been one thing. But I didn’t come to enjoy myself. I had to beg from 6.30 am to 10.00 am for him to pay me,” added Miss Suarez.
The interview alarmed a US congressman who is monitoring the case. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, issued a statement expressing concern that investigators “have been unable to locate and interview two of the female foreign nationals involved” including Londono.
King said on Friday: “I have asked the Secret Service for an explanation of how they have failed to find this woman when the news media seems to have no trouble doing so.”
King said it was important that she was interviewed to ensure that the president’s security was not compromised.
King said earlier this week that eight Secret Service agents have lost their jobs in the scandal, although there is no evidence any of the 10 women interviewed by US investigators for their roles in it have any connection to terrorist groups.