05/11/2014 12:26 am ET Updated May 11, 2014

Secret Service Agents Pulled Off White House Patrol To Help Protect A Top Official's Aide

Top Secret Service officials ­ordered members of a special unit responsible for patrolling the White House perimeter to abandon their posts over at least two months in 2011 in order to protect a personal friend of the agency’s director, according to three people familiar with the operation.

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