09/30/14 07:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/30/14 06:18 PM
The Secret Service allowed a security breach during President Obama's visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16.
By Becket Adams | 09/30/14 03:36 PM
Although the incident involving the White House fence-jumper is a terribly serious topic, it has prompted at least a few people to reminiscence about popular Hollywood movies and fictional heroes tasked with keeping the president safe.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/30/14 02:25 PM
One after another, lawmakers expressed outrage and disbelief over the Sept. 19 breach, along with another incident involving the Secret Service's botched response to a shooter who fired off seven shots that hit the White House's upper residence in 2011.
By Becket Adams | 09/30/14 02:24 PM
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Tuesday peppered Secret Service Director Julia Pierson with tough questions about her agency's reported mishandling of a 2011 gun attack on the White House that went unnoticed by agents for nearly four days.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/30/14 02:23 PM
By pure coincidence, the agent who tackled intruder Omar Gonzalez serves on the security detail for President Obama's daughters and was leaving for the night through the White House after seeing off the first family, sources told the Washington Post.
By Steve Doty | 09/30/14 01:55 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said would-be intruders at the Texas governor's mansion would be knocked 'dead down' by his security detail.
By Steve Doty | 09/30/14 01:46 PM
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced Congress on Tuesday morning to answer questions following a major security breach at the White House.
09/30/14 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged to Congress that an Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and made his way into the executive mansion was a threat. Pierson said, "I think Mr. Gonzalez coming into the main floor mansion is a threat." Pierson was...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/30/14 11:32 AM
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said she "takes full responsibility" for a recent incident in which a White House intruder reached the ceremonial heart of the White House before being detained.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/29/14 10:35 PM
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will be on the hot seat Tuesday morning after lawmakers rejected her request that the hearing be held in a closed, classified forum.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/29/14 05:04 PM
The intruder, Omar Gonzalez, jumped the fence, sprinted through the front door, overpowered one Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor before being apprehended.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/28/14 12:47 PM
A man in a car with a semiautomatic rifle landed seven shots on the White House in 2011, and Secret Service bosses dismissed the entire incident for four days.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/26/14 02:32 PM
President Obama met Thursday night with Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about her initial assessment of why and how the incident occurred.
09/23/14 05:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence during the weekend and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law...
By Paul Bedard | 09/30/14
By Susan Crabtree | 09/30/14
By Becket Adams | 09/30/14
By Byron York | 09/29/14
By Paul Bedard | 09/15/14