White House military aides probed over contact with foreign women

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang and U.S. President Donald Trump review troops before their bilateral meeting at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi Vietnam

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang and U.S. President Donald Trump review troops before their bilateral meeting at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi Vietnam

Amid allegations of improper contact with foreign women and breaking curfew, three members of the White House Communications Agency have been reassigned.

They have reportedly been reassigned from their jobs at the White House following the incident, which is said to have happened in Vietnam.

Tasked with providing secure communications for the president, vice president, secret service and other officials, the military personnel now risk losing their security clearances if investigators prove their guilt.

"We are aware of the incident, and it is now under investigation", Mark Wright, spokesman for the DOD, told WaPo.

The communications agency describes itself as "a one-of-a-kind military unit dedicated to providing premier, worldwide, vital information services and communications support to the president and his staff".

Dana White, chief Pentagon spokeswoman, confirmed to The Associated Press that "the incident is under investigation".

The Post said that four troops from the same White House team faced allegations around accompanying women, stemming from a trip to Panama in August with Vice President Mike Pence. Those men - two from the Army and two from the Air Force - stood accused of taking foreign women after hours into a secure area as they were preparing for Pence's arrival, officials said.

They were promptly removed from Pence's communications team detail, brought back to the United States and reassigned back to the Army, according to White House sources.

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The Washington Post noted that if the staffers are found guilty, they could lose their security clearances or be subject to disciplinary measures, including court martial.

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