Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at

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A searing report published Wednesday by the Washington Post implicated a White House advance team member in the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal and raised questions about whether that involvement was covered up.

The Secret Service has been in the hot seat in recent weeks as revelations about its shoddy response to security breaches led to the resignation of director Julia Pierson, who was brought in to steer the agency after its infamous 2012 prostitution scandal.

But according to the Washington Post report, hotel logs and government documents showed that a law school student who was serving as a volunteer on the White House advance team may have also hosted a prostitute in his Cartagena, Columbia hotel room.

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