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Secret Service Scandal

REPORT: Secret Service Agents ‘Likely' Impaired By Alcohol

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — What were they thinking? For months new Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy had been warning agents and officers that misconduc...

The U.S. Military Behaving Badly in Africa

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) went out of its way to obstruct reporting on its sex scandals, and the documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act were so heavily redacted that ink companies must be making a fortune.

Secret Service Officer Arrested For Burglary With Handgun

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

(Adds details from police report) By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - A U.S. Secret Service officer was a...

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Secret Service Agents Over Security Incident

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - A House of Representatives committee subpoenaed two U.S. Secret Service agents on Tuesday after an incident this mo...

Some Video Of Secret Service Scandal May Have Been Erased: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Surveillance video of two U.S. Secret Service agents drunk driving at the White House may have been erased as part ...

Michael Calderone

Surveillance Video May Poke Holes In Secret Service Drunk Driving Story | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The latest United States Secret Service scandal erupted last week following reports that two high-ranking agents disrupted the scene of an...

Obama Disappointed By Latest Secret Service Incident

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

(Updates with information from law enforcement official) By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Two senior ...

Four Top Secret Service Executives Told To Leave Their Posts

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the highest-ranking Secret Service executives have been reassigned following a series of security mishaps and scathing rep...

Four Top Secret Service Executives Told To Leave Their Posts

The Washington Post | Carol D. Leonning | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

The Secret Service has decided to remove four of its most senior officials while a fifth has decided to retire, the biggest management shake-up at the...

WaPo: How The Secret Service Lost Its Way

Washington Post | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

According to government documents and interviews with dozens of current and former officials, the recent string of security lapses at the White House ...

Secret Service Chief: Morale Suffering At Agency

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of the Secret Service warned lawmakers Wednesday of "potentially dire consequences" from lowered morale and op...

Secret Service Officers Surprised Bushes Didn't Stop White House Fence Jumper

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service officers chasing a Texas Army veteran across the White House lawn in September figured they had him cornered when h...

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Stands By Secret Service Report As Conflicting Account Of Incident Emerges | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.06.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– The Washington Post is facing additional questions about the sourcing behind its groundbreaking series of stories that has rattled the S...

Report: Armed Guard Who Rode Elevator With Obama Was Not A Convicted Felon

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

An armed guard who rode on an elevator with President Barack Obama and his aides at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was not ...

Investigators Question Bizarre Secret Service Assignment

AP | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White ...

Additional Charges Against White House Fence Jumper

AP | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of jumping a White House fence and running into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife now faces a new we...

DHS Names Four People To Lead Secret Service Review

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former senior government officials will lead an independent review of the embattled Secret Service after the disclosure of a ...

Lawmakers Consider Changes To Secret Service

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after a prostitution scandal rocked the Secret Service, a Republican congressman renewed allegations Thursday about poss...

The History of the US. Secret Service and My Interactions With Them While Covering President Obama (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 12.05.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

Here's my conversation with Kenny Shelton about the history of the U.S. Secret Service, my personal dealings with them and the controversial breaches of presidential security that led to the sudden resignation of Director Julia Pierson October 1, 2014.

Congressman Says He Doesn't Think Race Influences Obama's Secret Service Protection

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said that he disagreed with the majority of African Americans he has spoken with who believe that the Secret Service was ...

Rachel Lienesch

Americans View Secret Service In A Positive Light, Despite Scandals | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that Americans still have a largely positive opinion of the Secret Service, even after a recent string of embarrassin...

Michael Calderone

How The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig Broke Open The Secret Service Scandal | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.02.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– With the Secret Service under fire for a series of security lapses in presidential protection, there is one journalist who seems to have...

Secret Service Supervisor, Agents Reassigned After Drinking Incidents

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has reassigned agents from its special operations division, including the top agent there, after a pair of emba...

Secret Service Chief Seeks To Reassure Senators

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest embarrassing episode involving a drunken Secret Service agent overseas for a presidential trip was an isolated incident...

Senators Troubled By Secret Service Allegations

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over...