White House expresses concerns about DEA after sex party scandal

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Posted: Apr 16, 2015 1:52 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Josh Earnest declined to say whether President Barack Obama retains confidence in Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart after reports that DEA agents took part in sex parties with prostitutes in Colombia.

"We do have concerns about what's been reported by the Office of the Inspector General," Earnest told reporters at a briefing, referring to the internal watchdog at the Justice Department that detailed the allegations.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Will Dunham)