More Secret Service Fumbles Revealed In WH Intruder Report
The Department of Homeland Security released a report Thursday blasting the Secret Service for its handling of the accused White House intruder.By Jay Strubberg | November 14, 2014
The Secret Service has faced plenty of media scrutiny for its fumbled response to recently accused White House intruder, Omar Gonzalez. And now the Department of Homeland Security has unloaded on the agency as well.
A DHS review released Thursday criticizes the level of training and staffing of its agents around the White House perimeter and claims the agents didn't communicate properly on their radios. It also says one agent — who they say could've stopped the accused intruder with an attack dog — was talking on his cell phone and didn't have his radio earpiece in when Gonzalez hopped the fence. (Video via WJLA, HLN)
Also, according to the report, Secret Service agents believed the bushes lining the North Portico were "too thick" to get by, so they were surprised Gonzalez made it through.