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April 22nd, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Cummings: Secret Service scandal to be investigated

Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight Cmte., discusses the latest in the investigation into Secret Service officers.

Cummings said "it's a sad situation," but one their committee takes "very seriously. This is our watch."

"I have said to the director, look, it's not only important that you be excellent, but we also don't want people to even imagine, imagine that they can pierce the shield of the Secret Service. ... I know that there are a lot of folks who are perhaps looking for opportunities to do harm to the president or others that the Secret Service, you know, guard. And you never know what they think that is a moment of weakness, Candy, that's the time that they may think that they can act."

He also said the committee isn't just looking at the Secret Service: "Our committee is going to be looking at DOD. We're sending a letter to them, trying to figure out what role they played in all of this, too."

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