Secret Service in Crisis
By Kathryn Blackhurst | Lifezette --
Back-to-back fence-climbing attempts at the White House, including one that allowed an intruder to roam free for over 15 minutes on the grounds, are fresh evidence of an ongoing crisis of leadership and capability at the U.S. Secret Service, according to oversight officials and at least one former agent.
“The Secret Service cannot even keep one person off the grounds — what will they do if 40 terrorists charge the White House?” former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino said Friday on Fox News. “And believe me, the terrorists are already thinking about that.”
Jonathan Tran scaled a White House fence carrying two cans of mace on March 10, entered the grounds, and roamed free for 17 minutes before being found and apprehended by Secret Service agents. President Donald Trump was inside at the time.
According to the agency’s own statement issued Friday, “the men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10th transpired.”