A California man has been arrested after trying to scale a White House fence, according to the Secret Service.
A uniformed officer in the Secret Service’s Foreign Missions Branch was put on leave and his security clearance suspended Friday after he was arrested in Washington, the agency said.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are showing for the first time surveillance video of a March 4 incident at the White House involving Secret Service agents.
The recently installed director of the scandal-plagued Secret Service is going on the offensive on Capitol Hill, pushing back hard against news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a night of drinking earlier this month.
The Secret Service says an envelope addressed to the White House has tentatively tested positive for cyanide.
Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says he is frustrated about the latest allegations of wrongdoing by two senior agents.
The Secret Service wants $8 million to build a replica White House to help train agents after an embarrassing security breach last year.
A man who the Secret Service says scaled a White House fence and dashed into the executive mansion before being caught inside carrying a folding knife has accepted plea deal Friday.
The Homeland Security Department is investigating two senior Secret Service agents accused of crashing a car into a White House security barrier, an agency spokesman says.