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White House personnel investigated for behavior in Asia

  • Three Army noncommissioned officers were reassigned from White House jobs 
  • The officers worked for the White House Communications Agency, officials said 
  • Authorities said the improper behavior took place while Trump was in Vietnam  
  • It comes four months after four personnel from the same team were removed from VP Mike Pence's team for similar allegations while with him in Panama

By Dailymail.com Reporter and Reuters

Published: 21:00 EST, 21 November 2017 | Updated: 03:03 EST, 22 November 2017

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Three US military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, it was revealed on Tuesday.

The three Army noncommissioned officers, who worked for the White House Communications Agency, have been reassigned from their White House jobs, according to The Washington Post, which cited officials familiar with the situation.

A US official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the incident took place in Vietnam.

Three US military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump (pictured with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Vietnam on Nov 12) on his trip this month to Asia
Three US military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump (pictured with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Vietnam on Nov 12) on his trip this month to Asia

Three US military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump (pictured with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Vietnam on Nov 12) on his trip this month to Asia

The three Army noncommissioned officers, who worked for the White House Communications Agency, have been reassigned from their White House jobs. Trump is pictured with world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in Vietnam
The three Army noncommissioned officers, who worked for the White House Communications Agency, have been reassigned from their White House jobs. Trump is pictured with world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in Vietnam

The three Army noncommissioned officers, who worked for the White House Communications Agency, have been reassigned from their White House jobs. Trump is pictured with world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in Vietnam

The Pentagon declined to provide any details but acknowledged it was looking into the matter.

'We are aware of the incident, and it is currently under investigation,' said Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright.

The White House Communications Agency provides information services and communications support to the president and his staff, according to its website.

Four military personnel on the same White House team faced accusations stemming from their behavior during a trip to Panama in August with Vice President Mike Pence.

The four men, two from the Army and two from the Air Force, were accused of taking foreign women after hours into a secure area before Pence´s arrival. They were reportedly caught on tape at the time. 

According to authorities, the senior service members were prepping for Pence's visit to Panama when they broke the rules by bringing unauthorized people into a secure area.

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

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. Ten of those agents lost their jobs.  

Four military personnel on the same White House team faced accusations stemming from their behavior during a trip to Panama in August with Vice President Mike Pence (pictured in August in Panama)
Four military personnel on the same White House team faced accusations stemming from their behavior during a trip to Panama in August with Vice President Mike Pence (pictured in August in Panama)

Four military personnel on the same White House team faced accusations stemming from their behavior during a trip to Panama in August with Vice President Mike Pence (pictured in August in Panama)

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