Thursday, October 02, 2014

Why SS Chief Fell

Scandal and secrets contributed to end of Pierson's Secret Service tenure | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour:

One lesson from Julia Pierson’s short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can’t keep secrets from the president.

Pierson’s undoing was not telling the president about a Sept. 16 incident in Atlanta in which President Barack Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two White House officials said. The armed contractor’s proximity to Obama violated the agency’s security protocols...

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