Secret Service

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Cops: El Paso Shooting 'Hero' Made Up His Story

Chris Grant was honored by President Trump Monday

(Newser) - For many people, the day they visited the White House to be honored for heroic actions would be one to remember with pride. It didn't work out that way for El Paso mass shooting survivor Christopher Grant. The 50-year-old was arrested by Secret Service agents when he arrived with... More »

Zuckerberg Has New Problem on His Hands: His Security Chief

Liam Booth accused of sexual misconduct, as well as racist, sexist, homophobic remarks

(Newser) - Two former employees of the household staff of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are lobbing some serious allegations against the power couple's security chief. First reported by Business Insider and confirmed by NBC News , Liam Booth, a former Secret Service agent, has been accused of making homophobic,... More »

18-Year-Old Just Wanted to See if He Could Get Into Mar-a-Lago

'Exceptionally foolish decision' brings probation

(Newser) - A college freshman wanted to see if he could get through security at Mar-a-Lago on Thanksgiving weekend while President Trump and his family were staying there. He could. Mark Lindblom "was wanded by Secret Service agents, and he walked on through," his lawyer told a federal magistrate Tuesday,... More »

Mar-a-Lago Crasher Had Devices in Room: Prosecutors

Judge was asked to keep Chinese woman in custody

(Newser) - A signal detector, nine USB drives, and five SIM cards for mobile phones—that's what prosecutors say authorities found in the hotel room of the woman who was arrested on the grounds of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort last month. Yujing Zhang was in court in Florida for a... More »

Security Shakeup Continues With Another Big Departure

Secret Service chief Randolph Alles is out

(Newser) - A second major US security official is out in as many days. Secret Service chief Randolph Alles is stepping down, the news coming on the heels of Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation as head of Homeland Security, reports Politico . Secret Service falls under the DHS umbrella, and no reason was given... More »

Pizza Delivery Man Bush Implores 'Both Sides' to End Shutdown

George W. fed his own Secret Service detail while calling for end of shutdown

(Newser) - As the country awaits President Trump's "major announcement" on the partial government shutdown, an ex-president got to work feeding those affected by it. USA Today reports on a Friday Instagram post from George W. Bush, showing him delivering pizza to his Secret Service detail; nearly 6,000 Secret... More »

Secret Service Agent Suffers Fatal Stroke on the Job

42-year-old was protecting John Bolton in Scotland

(Newser) - A 19-year veteran of the Secret Service has died after suffering a stroke during President Trump's visit to the UK. The 42-year-old agent, identified as Nole E. Remagen, was on protection duty for national security adviser John Bolton during a Saturday midnight shift at the Turnberry golf resort in... More »

Report: Trump Wants Secret Service to Protect Sanders

This might be a first for a press secretary

(Newser) - In what may be a first in US history, the White House press secretary is reportedly going to receive protection from the Secret Service. A source tells NBC News that the service will protect the home of Sarah Sanders on a temporary basis starting Wednesday. President Trump has the power... More »

White House Contract Worker Arrested by Secret Service

He was wanted in Maryland for attempted murder

(Newser) - Authorities say a man wanted on an arrest warrant from a Maryland county was taken into custody when he reported for work at the White House, where he was employed as a private contractor, the AP reports. Martese Edwards, 29, was taken into custody at a checkpoint Tuesday on an... More »

NRA Bans Guns During Pence Speech

Parkland survivors accuse group of hypocrisy

(Newser) - National Rifle Association members have been told they won't be allowed to pack heat when Mike Pence speaks at its national convention this week—and the irony was not lost on Parkland school shooting survivors, among others. "You're telling me to make the VP safe there aren'... More »

Here's What Mass Attackers Have in Common

64% showed mental health symptoms before 2017 attacks: Secret Service

(Newser) - Almost two-thirds of assailants who carried out 28 mass attacks on US soil in 2017 showed symptoms of mental illness before the attacks. And that wasn't the only commonality, according a Secret Service report released Tuesday, per USA Today . It examines mass attacks last year in public places like... More »

Man Reportedly Shoots Self Outside White House

Man declared dead after receiving medical treatment

(Newser) - A man fatally shot himself outside the White House on Saturday, the Washington Post reports. The Secret Service says no one else was injured. According to the Los Angeles Times , about two hours after it was reported the man was receiving medical attention police announced he had been declared dead.... More »

Vehicle Rams White House Security Barrier

White House was locked down

(Newser) - The White House was locked down following President Trump's news conference with the Australian prime minister after a vehicle intentionally rammed a security barrier on the west side of the White House on Friday, CNN reports. Sources say the driver of the vehicle is a woman known to the... More »

Here's What Americans Paid for Trump Kids' Security on Ski Trip

Nearly $330K

(Newser) - $329,561. That's how much it cost taxpayers to provide security for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, and their families when they took a ski trip to Aspen last March, reports CBS News , which got the records through a Freedom of Information Act request. The Department of Homeland... More »

Secret Service Reportedly Has One Less Trump to Protect

Seeking privacy, president's son ditched Secret Service protection as of last week

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. wants his privacy so much that, as of last week, he's given up his Secret Service protection, sources tell the New York Times and CNN . It's not clear whether his wife, Vanessa, and five children are also giving up their protections (though Fox News says... More »

Dem Moves to Stop Trump Profiting Off Secret Service

Amendment would ban spending at Trump's companies

(Newser) - A Democratic lawmaker from California has announced an amendment intended to prevent taxpayer dollars flowing from the Secret Service to President Trump's companies. US Rep. Adam Schiff's proposed amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, part of a spending package to fund... More »

1K Secret Service Agents Have Maxed Out on Hours

Well, paid hours, that is

(Newser) - The Secret Service's motto is "Worthy of Trust and Confidence." A new report from USA Today suggests agents might want to petition for the addition of "and Being Paid in Full" to the end of that. The agency's director tells the paper that more than... More »

Secret Service Now Stuck in Trailer Outside Trump Tower

They couldn't agree on lease terms with Trump Organization

(Newser) - The agency tasked with protecting President Trump and his family has had to leave a command post amid a lease dispute with the Trump Organization. The Secret Service vacated its command post in Trump Tower, in a unit one floor below the president's apartment, to a trailer on the... More »

Secret Service Denies Vetting Trump Jr. Meeting

Agency rejects Trump lawyer's claim

(Newser) - The Secret Service has hit back against a member of the Trump legal team's suggestion that they would have prevented Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer if something "nefarious" was going on. The agency says the Trump son was not under its protection at... More »

Secret Service Dampens Hope of Trump White House Tapes

Says it doesn't have any recordings

(Newser) - One big strike against President Trump's insinuation that recordings of White House conversations might exist: The Secret Service isn't aware of any. In responding Monday to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Wall Street Journal , the agency says it has no audio recordings or transcripts of... More »

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