...Despite the employee’s denials, (click here) agency officials did not believe him. The hotel kept records of which guests had had women in their rooms and required the women to leave copies of their identification cards at the front desk before going to a room.
As the employee was preparing to leave the country with the others who had had women in their rooms, the agency officials determined that he had been wrongly accused.
According to a senior American official, the agency uncovered evidence from the hotel that on the night before, an unknown man who took a woman back to the hotel had given the employee’s room number at the front desk when a copy of the woman’s identification card was made.
The agency told the employee that he would remain in the country and be part of the team protecting President Obama.
Meanwhile, the Secret Service has begun to change its policies after the scandal. The agency plans to bar employees from drinking alcohol beginning 10 hours before their shift, the senior American official said. The previous cutoff was six hours....