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'Despair' Led to College Prof's 'Trump Must Hang' Tweet

And to Lars Maischak's paid leave from Fresno State

(Newser) - An ill-advised tweet about President Trump has led to a "voluntary leave of absence" for a history instructor at Fresno State, per a university statement cited by the Fresno Bee . Fresno State President Joseph Castro says Lars Maischak will spend the rest of the spring semester doing research instead... More »

Agent Who Guards Pence Suspended After Prostitute Visit

Security clearance has been revoked after he's seen leaving prostitute's hotel room

(Newser) - More embarrassment for the Secret Service: Law enforcement sources tell CNN that an agent on Mike Pence's security detail was suspended after he was seen leaving a prostitute's room at a Maryland hotel last week. Sources say the agent, who was off-duty at the time, was charged with... More »

White House Fence Jumper Found Dangling, Arrested Again

Marci Anderson Wahl really wants to talk to President Trump

(Newser) - Marci Anderson Wahl, a persistent but apparently not particularly dangerous White House fence jumper, was arrested early Sunday after scaling a section of the fence near the Treasury Building, the Secret Service says. This was the third arrest in less than a week for the 38-year-old resident of Everett, Wash.... More »

White House Reportedly Denies Secret Service Funding Request

Secret Service wanted extra $60M to cover Trump's travel, protection

(Newser) - The US Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for next year to cover the increased costs of protecting President Trump and his family—and had that request rejected by the White House, the Washington Post reports. Citing documents and inside sources, the Post says $26.8 million of... More »

Police: Man Stopped Near White House Said He Had Bomb

'This is a test,' he told police

(Newser) - A man arrested at a security checkpoint near the White House on Saturday night was driving a stolen car and falsely claimed he had a bomb in the trunk, a police report states. The suspect, identified Sunday as 29-year-old Sean Patrick Keoughan of Roanoke, Va., told officers "This is... More »

Security Incidents at White House Stack Up

2 on Saturday alone, though President Trump wasn't home

(Newser) - A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a car that was deemed suspicious has been detained by the US Secret Service, reports the AP . The car was stopped Saturday night at about 11pm about a quarter-mile from the White House. "An individual drove... More »

White House Intruder Escaped Capture for Nearly 17 Minutes

Secret Service says the man had two cans of Mace and a letter to Trump

(Newser) - The man who snuck onto White House grounds last week evaded capture for nearly 17 minutes while inside the security perimeter, the Secret Service announced Friday. It gets worse. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the man got close enough to the White House to peer through a window and "rattle"... More »

Laptop With 'Sensitive' Secret Service Information Stolen

It does not contain classified info

(Newser) - A US Secret Service agent has had a laptop stolen from her car in New York City, the AP reports. The Secret Service said Friday that the laptop contains "multiple layers of security," including disk encryption, and doesn't carry classified information, though CNN reports it does contain... More »

Secret Service Agent in Trouble for Trump Remarks

She implied she wouldn't take a bullet for him

(Newser) - The Secret Service exists in part to protect the president, which is exactly why the agent in charge of the Denver district is now in hot water. In a since-deleted Facebook post from October, highlighted by the Washington Examiner , Kerry O'Grady explained she "would take jail time over... More »

Woman Fired, Investigated for Trump Assassination Tweet

Burlesque group cuts its ties with Ky. woman

(Newser) - Advocating the assassination of President Trump appears to have seriously derailed a Kentucky woman's life. "If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate," Heather Lowrey tweeted between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Trump's... More »

Trump's Private Security Team Is 'Unprecedented'

He may bring some to White House, where experts worry it'll wreak havoc with Secret Service

(Newser) - Donald Trump says he's giving up his business , but he has no plans to give up his private security team when he enters the White House next month, reports Politico . Though he'll have the Secret Service at his disposal, Trump will keep at least part of his private... More »

Trump Rushed Off Stage in Nevada

Secret Service moves fast after shout of 'gun!'; no weapon found

(Newser) - Donald Trump was rushed off the stage by Secret Service agents on Saturday as a scuffle broke out and a man in the front of the Reno, Nev., audience shouted, "gun!" A man was escorted out, but, "upon a thorough search of the subject and the surrounding... More »

Secret Service Now Protecting Ivanka Trump

Not clear if any of Trump's other kids are getting protection

(Newser) - As of Monday morning, you can add Ivanka Trump to the list of people getting protection from the Secret Service this election cycle. The service confirmed Trump's eldest daughter will be getting protection, USA Today reports. Trump himself, as well as wife Melania, already have a protective Secret Service... More »

Trump's Former Butler Seems to Really Want President Obama Dead

And now the Secret Service is investigating

(Newser) - The Secret Service is investigating Donald Trump's longtime butler, Anthony Senecal, over multiple posts on his Facebook page advocating the murder of President Obama, the Washington Post reports. Mother Jones , which first reported on Senecal's Facebook activity, quotes a post from Wednesday in which Senecal says Obama "... More »

Secret Service: We're Making WH Fence 'Taller, Stronger'

Donald Trump one of the first to weigh in on plans to raise fence by 5 feet

(Newser) - If you build it, they won't come. That's what the Secret Service is hoping its new plan to raise the White House fence by 5 feet will mean, the latest effort, after a lot of red tape , to stop people from trying to jump it, NBC Washington reports.... More »

Sorry, but There Will Be No Guns Allowed at RNC

Secret Service weighs in on petition

(Newser) - Bad news for petitioners who wanted guns allowed at the Republican National Convention : The Secret Service says it's not gonna happen. More than 45,000 people have signed the petition , which states that "by forcing attendees to leave their firearms at home, the RNC and Quicken Loans Arena... More »

Secret Service Agents Rush to Protect Trump at Rally

Apparently someone tried to breach the event's security barrier

(Newser) - A group of US Secret Service agents briefly formed a protective ring around Donald Trump at a rally Saturday in Ohio, the AP reports. The agents quickly left the stage and allowed Trump to continue his speech. A spokesperson for the Trump campaign says a man tried to breach the... More »

Man Writes Obituary for Clinton, Gets Secret Service's Attention

It gave Saturday as her date of death

(Newser) - One gung-ho Bernie Sanders supporter got himself a call from the Secret Service on Friday after submitting an obituary for Hillary Clinton to the Las Vegas Review-Journal . According to the Review-Journal, a man named Don Schubert—who had previously called the newsroom to complain about the coin flips in the... More »

One Dead After Car Smashes Into Secret Service Vehicle

4 on-duty agents involved in NH crash that killed 45-year-old driver of other car

(Newser) - A car carrying four on-duty Secret Service agents was involved in a head-on collision in New Hampshire that killed the driver of the other car, police said Wednesday. The accident happened about 7pm Tuesday in Wakefield, near the Maine state line. The agents were in a Ford Taurus heading south... More »

Prez 'in Jeopardy': Guy Impersonated Congressman, Met Obama

Report outlines more gaffes for Secret Service 'in crisis'

(Newser) - Days after a man with a knife made it inside the White House , a guy impersonating a member of Congress managed to get backstage at an awards dinner where he chatted up President Obama. That's just one of a half-dozen previously undisclosed Secret Service gaffes since 2013 laid out... More »

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