White House Personnel Reassigned After Charges Of Inappropriate Behavior On Asia Trip

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Three military personnel who'd been assigned to President Donald Trump during this month's visit to Asia have been reassigned for having improper contacts with foreign women on the trip, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

The military is scrutinising three Army noncommissioned officers who allegedly broke curfew during Trump's trip to Vietnam this month, officials said.

The service members all worked for the White House Communications Agency, a specialized military unit that helps provide the president, vice president, Secret Service and other officials with secure communications, the Washington Post reported citing unnamed officials.

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Defense Department spokesperson Mark Wright said, "We are aware of the incident, and it is now under investigation", according to PressTV, adding that they are accused of breaking curfew.

Mark Wright, a spokesman for the Defence Department, confirmed that the Pentagon is examining the behaviour of personnel during the visit to Vietnam.

Those officials are also the subjects of an ongoing internal investigation, and have been stripped of their White House assignments while those results are still under review, according to the Post.

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Service members are required to register their contacts with foreigners while accompanying the president, vice president and other senior officials on worldwide trips.

This is the second time members of teams traveling on presidential and vice presidential trips with the Trump administration have been accused of inappropriate behavior. The four face allegations that they brought foreign women to a secure area without proper approval.

Previously, 13 Secret Service agents were placed on leave after they were accused of paying prostitutes during a trip to Colombia with President Barack Obama in 2012.

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