Report: Secret Service agents pulled to watch director’s aide
May 11th, 2014
12:11 PM ET
7 months ago

Report: Secret Service agents pulled to watch director’s aide

(CNN) - Secret Service agents assigned to a Washington investigative team were asked to monitor the safety of an aide to the agency’s director, the Washington Post reported Sunday, though the duties of the agents and the length of observation were disputed by a Secret Service spokesman.

The Post, in an article citing three people familiar with the operation, reported that agents within the service’s “Prowler” program went twice per day to the Maryland home of Lisa Chopey, the assistant to then-Director Mark Sullivan. In its article, the newspaper said the “Prowler” agents were diverted from patrolling the White House perimeter to instead check in on Chopey’s wellbeing.

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Filed under: Secret Service • White House
May 7th, 2014
02:42 PM ET
8 months ago

White House security breach appears to be honest mistake

(CNN) – It seems at this point to be an honest mistake.

That's what a source tells CNN's Michelle Kosinski about Tuesday's security breach that resulted in a White House lockdown.

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Filed under: Secret Service • White House
Secret Service misbehavior isn't widespread, report says
December 20th, 2013
01:48 PM ET
12 months ago

Secret Service misbehavior isn't widespread, report says

Washington (CNN) - An internal government review released Friday found no "widespread" misconduct or inappropriate behavior among U.S. Secret Service employees, after concerns were raised in Congress about the agency's disciplinary controls following a prostitution scandal.

The 145-page report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general noted isolated cases of unethical conduct among Secret Service workers, on or off duty, which raised broader security concerns. It recommended 14 guidelines to deal with future problems.

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Secret Service prepares for Obama's last-minute trip to South Africa
December 9th, 2013
12:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Secret Service prepares for Obama's last-minute trip to South Africa

Washington (CNN) - With President Obama departing for South Africa just four days after learning of the death of Nelson Mandela, security and logistical preparations that would usually take months were crammed into less than a week. "We've done things in less time," said a Secret Service spokesman.

The expectations for the agents assigned to protect the President are the same as if they had six months to prepare, said the spokesman, who noted the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon had been ill for some time, which allowed U.S. personnel to make some preparations in advance in conjunction with the State Department and the South African government.
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Obama reflects on Kennedy family legacy, own security
November 22nd, 2013
07:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama reflects on Kennedy family legacy, own security

(CNN) - Five decades after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, President Barack Obama reflected Friday on the Kennedy family legacy.

And as the nation remembered the tragic day, Obama said "thankfully" his own safety does not weigh heavily on his mind.
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November 14th, 2013
07:00 AM ET
1 year ago

2 Secret Service supervisors under investigation in misconduct probe

(CNN) – Two Secret Service supervisors on President Barack Obama's protective detail are under investigation for alleged misconduct, a federal law enforcement source with knowledge of the internal Secret Service investigation told CNN's John King.

The details were first reported in the Washington Post Wednesday night.

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Breaking: Arrest made over White House bomb threat
April 10th, 2013
01:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Breaking: Arrest made over White House bomb threat

(CNN) – A Pennsylvania man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making a bomb threat near the White House, according to the Secret Service and Washington's Metropolitan Police Department.

Krzysztof Wasik, 44, of Hazel Township, Pennsylvania, walked up to a White House gate Wednesday morning and told guards he had a bomb in his vehicle that was set to explode, police said.

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First female director of Secret Service sworn in
March 27th, 2013
03:50 PM ET
2 years ago

First female director of Secret Service sworn in

(CNN) – Julia Pierson was sworn in Wednesday as the first female director of the Secret Service in its 148-year history. She took the standard federal oath administered by Vice President Joe Biden with President Obama holding the Bible in the Oval Office.

"As Joe Biden pointed out, this person now probably has more control over our lives than anyone else, except for our spouses, and I couldn't be placing our lives in better hands," Obama told reporters after the swearing-in.
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Filed under: President Obama • Secret Service
Obama to appoint first female director of Secret Service
March 26th, 2013
02:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to appoint first female director of Secret Service

Washington (CNN) – President Obama will appoint Julia Pierson as the first female director of the Secret Service, a White House official told CNN on Tuesday.

Pierson has been the chief of staff to the director since August 2008. She began her career as a special agent in 1983 in the Miami field office.

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Filed under: President Obama • Secret Service
March 12th, 2013
07:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Officials investigate purported web posting of private info on first lady, others

Washington (CNN) - The Secret Service and FBI are investigating how personal information purported to relate to first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former first lady Hillary Clinton ended up on an Internet site, officials said Tuesday. It was not clear how much of the information was accurate and whether it was obtained through hacking or by scrutinizing public records.

Asked about the hacking in an interview Tuesday, President Barack Obama couldn't confirm the details of the incident, but said "we should not be surprised that if you've got hackers who want to dig in and devote a lot of resources, that they can access peoples' private information. It is a big problem."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Michelle Obama • Secret Service
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