“Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency’s critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House.
Despite the extraordinary lapses in the Sept. 19 incident, Julia Pierson asserted: “The president is safe today.”
Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike expressed the view that the latest breaches of White House security had blemished the storied agency, and several pressed for an independent inquiry into what went wrong. They were not assuaged by Pierson’s vow that “I’ll make sure that it does not happen again” or by the agency’s own investigation.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more here from Alicia A Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan / Seattle Times:
Bill Maher vs. Rexa Aslan, George Zimmerman, Eric Cantor, White House Invaders – The Young Turks 9/30/2014 News & Politics
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