Secret Service

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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 »

White House Fence Jumper 'Wanted to Die'

Conn. man slammed US government in Facebook post

(Newser) - The man who jumped the White House fence while the Obama family was celebrating Thanksgiving may have been planning suicide by Secret Service. Joseph Caputo, 23, of Stamford, Conn., left a suicide note that said he wanted to die on Thursday, and also left an audio message with his mother... More »

Child Sex Sting Snares Secret Service Officer

He sexted 'teen girl' from inside White House

(Newser) - The latest Secret Service sex scandal is the creepiest one yet: Investigators say officer Lee Robert Moore was on duty at the White House when he sent raunchy messages—including pictures of his erect penis—to an undercover police officer in Delaware he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The 37-year-old,... More »

Trump and Carson Get Secret Service Protection

Bernie Sanders to continue challenging all would-be assailants to dance-offs

(Newser) - In a move that will make things all the more interesting when the two inevitably come to blows during a televised debate, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are getting Secret Service protection, ABC News reports. The GOP presidential candidates were approved for protection Thursday by the secretary of Homeland Security... More »

Trump: Where's My Secret Service Posse?

'They're in no rush because I'm a Republican,' he says

(Newser) - Yes, it's still 2015 and Donald Trump is a presidential candidate and not a president, but he thinks he deserves Secret Service protection, and it hasn't escaped his notice that Barack Obama already had it by this point in the 2008 election cycle. He tells the Hill that... More »

Agent Who Saved Reagan Dies

Jerry Parr foiled 1981 assassination attempt on the president

(Newser) - The man widely credited for saving Ronald Reagan's life from an assassination attempt passed away from congestive heart failure Friday at the age of 85, the New York Times reports. According to the Washington Post , Jerry Parr met and protected dozens of US and foreign dignitaries and heads of... More »

Secret Service Plotted to Embarrass Congressman

Watchdog says private information on Chaffetz was leaked

(Newser) - Secret Service agents played dirty when a congressman criticized the agency, according to a government watchdog report. During Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz's investigation of the service, top agents dug into his files and decided to leak information about the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman, including the... More »

Candidates Suggest Own Secret Service Names

Any guesses on who 'Humble' is?

(Newser) - CNN tossed up a softball to the Republican candidates late, asking them what they'd like their Secret Service names to be. The answers, via Time :
  • Donald Trump: Humble
  • Rand Paul: Justice Never Sleeps
  • Jeb Bush: Everready (Addressing Trump, he explained that it's "high energy.")
  • Ben
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Feds: Secret Service Agents Probably Drunk at Crash

Marc Connolly announced he's retiring ahead of report

(Newser) - Two Secret Service agents in an SUV that hit a police barrier during a White House bomb investigation in March were "more likely than not" impaired by alcohol, a government report finds. In the report released yesterday, Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth notes Marc Connolly and George Ogilvie... More »

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