Three US military personnel have been reportedly reassigned from their posts at the White House following allegations that they had improper conduct with women during Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month.
The three men were working with the White House Communications Agency, which assists the president, vice president and Secret Service to set up secure communications while traveling.
Mark Wright, a spokesman for the Defense Department, confirmed that the Pentagon is examining the behavior of personnel during the visit to Vietnam.
Mark Wright, a spokesman for the Pentagon, told the Post: "We are aware of the incident, and it is now under investigation". The officers are accused of breaking curfew during Trump's Vietnam trip.
If the three members are found guilty, they might be subjected to court martial or administrative discipline along with possibly losing their security clearances.
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Trump visited Danang, Vietnam, on November 10 and Hanoi the next day during his 12-day Asian trip.
Those four men, two from the Army and two from the Air Force, were reassigned from their White House positions pending the investigation. "It is now under investigation". There is no word on whether the officials have ordered any disciplinary actions. The soldiers were removed from their stations upon returning to the US.
Service members with high-level security clearances are expected to report contacts with foreign individuals to ensure that their interactions do not compromise national security.
The news comes on the heels of similar allegations of misconduct from a White House Communications Agency detail assigned to Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to Panama in August. The WHCA, a branch of the White House Military Office, is staffed by former military service personnel, according to The Hill.