Last month’s arrests of two men, accused of masquerading as federal agents while duping Secret Service members, have raised fresh questions about public confidence in the agency.
- Two men were arrested in April, accused of masquerading as federal agents while duping Secret Service members into accepting gifts.
- The incident has drawn concern from ex-officials, including a former director who said he was “absolutely aghast.”
- A GAO report published earlier this year, said the agency has failed to meet increased training levels recommended in 2014.
WASHINGTON – It may not have ignited the firestorm after Secret Service agents consorted with prostitutes prior to then-President Barack Obama’s 2012 trip to Cartagena, Colombia.
Nor does it quite rank with the stunning breach of security two years later when an emotionally troubled Army veteran scaled a White House perimeter fence and burst through the mansion’s North Portico doors before being tackled in the ceremonial East Room.