WASHINGTON — A new investigation of the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia has uncovered a hotel record suggesting a member of President Barack Obama's team may have been involved.

But a senior administration official tells The Associated Press the record is false, and the person in question did nothing wrong.

The review by the inspector general of the Homeland Security Department found a hotel registry that suggests someone affiliated with the White House advance operation may have "had contact" with a foreign national, according to a document obtained by the AP.

Yet the administration official says the hotel record is incorrect and that the personal affiliated with the White House team did nothing improper. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose details of a review that is not public.

Earlier on HuffPost:




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  • Urinating On Corpses

    In January, a video surfaced on YouTube that purportedly showed four U.S. Marines <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/11/marines-urinate-corpses-video-afghanistan_n_1200513.html" target="_hplink">urinating on the bodies</a> of three dead Taliban fighters. The Marine Corps launched an <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/marines-urinating-on-taliban-identified_n_1204653.html" target="_hplink">internal investigation</a> in addition to the criminal probe started by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called the incident "utterly despicable." <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/11/afghanistan-marines-urinating-video_n_1200324.html" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a> <em>Photo: This image made on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, from an undated video posted on the Internet on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, purports to show men in U.S. Marine combat gear standing in a semi-circle over three bodies, urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters. (AP Photo) </em>

  • Nazi SS Symbol

    In February 2012, a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/09/us-marines-nazi-ss_n_1265930.html" target="_hplink">photo of a U.S. scout sniper team </a>posing in front of a flag that bore a logo resembling the Nazi SS symbol in 2010 surfaced. The <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16973868" target="_hplink">U.S. Marine Corps condemned the photograph</a>, but did not take any disciplinary action. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/09/us-marines-nazi-ss_n_1265930.html" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a> <em>Photo: This Sept. 2010 photo posted recently on the Titiusville, Fla.-based arms manufacturer Knight's Armament's Internet blog shows members of Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. in Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/knightarmco.com)</em>

  • Quran Burning

    In February 2012, the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/afghanistan-quran_n_1290098.html" target="_hplink">burning of Qurans</a> on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan ignited massive protests and resulted in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/afghanistan-protests-turn-violent_n_1292935.html" target="_hplink">multiple deaths and injuries</a>. Senior Pentagon officials <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/24/quran-burning-apology_n_1299971.html" target="_hplink">apologized for the incident</a>, calling it an accident. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/afghanistan-quran_n_1290098.html" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a> <em>Photo: Afghan demonstrators show copies of Quran books allegedly set alight by U.S. soldiers, during a protest against Quran desecration at the gate of Bagram airbase on February 21, 2012, at Bagram about 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Kabul. (SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)</em>

  • Secret Service Prostitute Scandal

    According to the Associated Press, U.S. Secret Services agents were sent home after allegedly bringing back <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/secret-service-prostitute-scandal-sex-cartagena-colombia_n_1437845.html" target="_hplink">prostitutes to their hotel</a> in Cartagena, Colombia. The officers were in the Colombian city preparing for a visit by President Barack Obama for the Summit of the Americas. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/secret-service-prostitute-scandal-sex-cartagena-colombia_n_1437845.html" target="_hplink">Read the full story here. </a> <em>Photo: General view of the 'Pley Club' night club in Cartagena on April 18, 2012, where U.S. Secret Service bodyguards would have hired a group of prostitutes earlier this month. (MANUEL PEDRAZA/AFP/Getty Images)</em>

  • Civilian Massacre

    In March, U.S. Staff Army Sgt. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/29/robert-bales-lawyer-smell-human-bodies_n_1387719.html" target="_hplink">Robert Bales allegedly massacred Afghan villagers</a> while they slept, the AP reports. He has been charged with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/robert-bales-to-be-charged-17-counts-of-murder_n_1373983.html" target="_hplink">17 counts of premeditated murder</a>, as well as a number of other offenses, the AP added in a separate story. Nine of his victims were children. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/robert-bales-to-be-charged-17-counts-of-murder_n_1373983.html" target="_hplink">Read the full story here</a>. <em>Photo: In this Sunday, March 11, 2012, file photo, Anar Gul gestures to the body of her grandchild, who was allegedly killed by a U.S. service member in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan, File)</em>

  • Posing With Suicide Bomber Remains

    In April, the <em>LA Times</em> published photos of <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/la-times-publishes-photos-against-pentagon-wishes/2012/04/18/gIQAdfVORT_blog.html" target="_hplink">U.S. soldiers posing with the remains of Afghan corpses</a>. The Pentagon <a href="http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/comisaf-condemns-actions-in-photos-showing-u.s.-service-members-posing-with-insurgent-remains.html" target="_hplink">opposed the publication </a>of the photos, stating that they might incite retaliative violence. The photos show more than a dozen soldiers purportedly posing with the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/world/asia/us-condemns-photo-of-soldiers-posing-with-body-parts.html?hpw" target="_hplink">mangled limbs</a> of dead Taliban fighters. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/us-soldiers-suicide-bomber-photo_n_1433785.html" target="_hplink">Read the full story here.</a> <em>Photo: This photo illustration taken in Los Angeles shows the April 18, 2012, edition of the Los Angeles Times newspaper showing a picture of US soldiers and Afghan policemen posing with the mangled remains of a suspected Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Times building is seen in the background. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)</em>