Perfect: WH aide in prostitution scandal now works on sex trafficking issues for State

Perfect: WH aide in prostitution scandal now works on sex trafficking issues for State

[Ed. – Just can’t make this stuff up. Emphasis added, except as noted.]

The Washington Post published a blockbuster story Wednesday night which alleges that 25-year-old Jonathan Dach, a White House volunteer working on the advance travel team for the President’s trip to Cartagena, Columbia, had a prostitute in his room. Dach is the son of Leslie Dach, a lobbyist who has donated large sums to elect Democrats and who also worked with the First Lady on her “Let’s Move” campaign. …

Twice after the scandal broke the Secret Service provided the White House, including White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, with information indicating that Dach had a prostitute in his room. …

The White House has offered two reasons for treating Dach differently than the Secret Service agents caught up in the scandal. First, Dach was not an employee at the time of the incident but a volunteer. He was flown to Columbia to help oversee travel arrangements and received a per diem from the White House. Second, prostitution is legal in Columbia so no crime was committed. …

While Dach’s alleged actions were not a crime, they are at odds with the public stance of his current employer. Dach has a policy job in the State Department’s Office on Global Women’s Issues which focuses on women’s issues around the world including human trafficking and prostitution. In 2013 a State Dept. Fact Sheet on “Curbing Demand for Commercial Sex Acts” (issued by a different office within State) reads like a direct rebuke to both Dach and White House Counsel Ruemmler. It reads [Italics by Breitbart; bold emphasis LU]:

If there were no demand for commercial sex, sex trafficking would not exist in the form it does today. This reality underscores the need for continued strong efforts to enact policies and promote cultural norms that disallow paying for sex…

Zero-tolerance policies for employees, uniformed service members, and contractors paying for sex—even if legal in the country where these individuals work—and commensurate training for such individuals can help raise awareness regarding the subtle and brutal nature of sex trafficking and how individuals subjected to this crime are victimized through coercion. …

This morning the White House said that it stands by White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler’s investigation. Ruemmler is rumored to be a potential replacement for the departing Attorney General Eric Holder.

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