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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 »

Obama's New Secret Service Chief Is His Old Guard

Acting director Joe Clancy gets post permanently despite calls for new blood

(Newser) - The White House says President Obama has chosen Secret Service Acting Director Joe Clancy to fill the position permanently. Clancy was appointed on an interim basis in a hurry last year after then-Director Julia Pierson was forced out of the agency after two embarrassing security breaches. An independent panel tasked... More »

Pierson Wanted Secret Service 'More Like Disney': Staff

Ex-director ignored security advice, cut employees, 'WaPo' article says

(Newser) - Julia Pierson, the Secret Service director who resigned yesterday , was brought in a year and a half ago to solve the agency's problems in the wake of its various sex scandals and other issues. But her tenure—marred by recent accusations of the service's ineptitude in handling a... More »

Secret Service Chief Resigns

Julia Pierson steps down amid gaffes, criticism

(Newser) - In a not-so-shocking development, Secret Service chief Julia Pierson has resigned, reports CNBC . The move comes amid withering criticism in the wake of high-profile security lapses involving President Obama. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the resignation and said he was appointing Joseph Clancy to be interim director of the... More »

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