The Secret Service has been getting quite a lot of bad press lately. Between the agent who won’t take a bullet for the President to the stolen laptop with confidential information, things haven’t looked good for the agency. The problems have now gone from theoretical to literal.
Everybody knows the Secret Service pretty much has one job; keep people, most specifically the President, safe. On Sunday they failed miserably in that endeavor. Had the intentions of the person who circumvented the SS’s lackadaisical security been a little different, President Trump might have gotten “the late” put in front of his name far too early.
Via Western Journalism:
At least six Secret Service agents face discipline in the aftermath of man jumping the White House fence and roaming the grounds while President Donald Trump was in the residence.
On Friday, March 10 at 11:39 p.m., Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran, 26, jumped the White House fence near the Treasury Building on the east side of the grounds.
He then proceeded to the South Portico area, which is the president’s bedroom.
When Tran spotted a uniformed Secret Service officer coming his way, he changed course and started heading towards the South Lawn.
In all, the fence jumper was on the White House grounds for 17 minutes before he was apprehended.
The Secret Service found that Tran was carrying two cans of mace, as well an Apple laptop, a book written by Trump and a letter to him.
When agents asked him what he was doing, he replied, “I am a friend of the president. I have an appointment.” He then confessed, “I jumped the fence.”
Tran was charged with entering restricted grounds while using or carrying a dangerous weapon.
White House fence jumper was on the grounds for 17 minutes without being noticed pic.twitter.com/nm7Onubw7s
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Based on this, and other very troubling issues, both the secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly and the head of the Secret Service have assured the President that “big changes” are afoot. According to the Washington Examiner, the agency will be getting a new director, possibly as early as next week, and it will be from someone outside their own ranks. Kelly is expected to call on a fellow retired general to head up the Secret Service. The hope is that he can pull the agency out of its moral slump and repair its scandal-ridden reputation.
(Source: Western Journalism)
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