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Secret Service director calls White House breach unacceptable
Secret Service director calls White House breach unacceptable

Lawmakers began to lay out tough questions Tuesday to Secret Service officials over a spate of security lapses, including one this month when a man with a pocketknife scaled a fence and ran deep into the White House before he was stopped. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where she was to be grilled by lawmakers who said they wanted to know how and why the agency failed to stop the intruder, and why alarms did not work as intended. Pierson called the Sept. 19 breach unacceptable and she took “full responsibility” for it. She promised a follow-up investigation and a review of White House security...

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