The Secret Service says its employees are upset with how long it took agents to apprehend a White House fence jumper earlier this month. "The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry in how the events of March 10th transpired," the Secret Service said in a publicly shared statement Friday evening. This stands in contrast to President Trump´s praise of the Secret Service for their efforts to capture the intruder the day after the incident. The "Secret Service did a fantastic job last night," Trump told reporters Saturday. The Secret Service said that after conducting over 50
On Hannity Friday Dan Bongino said his Secret Service sources told him two alarms were tripped but were reset. Said Service´ equipment is out-of-date but management is incompetent and not up to the demands of the job to protect the POTUS.
FTA.."The men and women of the Secret Service are extremely disappointed and angry
Oh were you now..well just imagine how Pres Trump must feel but won´t say. Imagine if his family would have been there... Do your damn job and stop leaving stuff in your car to be taken.(accidently on purpose?) I have no faith in the SS... He is not safe with them..
Sorry for a second post. After rereading the article. this sounds like a probe or test that is conducted on the TSA to see how well they are doing their job. and catching stuff. This guy walked up and announced himself to a SS agent? after 20 mins? Haven´t heard much more about this. Maybe we aren´t the only ones who think the SS is lazy and not doing their job,and that the Pres could be in danger at anytime, especially since one said she would not take a bullet for him. Just pondering..
Mr. Trump was acting like a good boss with his positive comments.
But why was the jumper released and "ordered to stay close to his Northern California home"? (according to NBC). The really violent rioters at the Inauguration were also promptly released. The group that planned to disrupt (and ruin) the Deplorables Ball, got a non-sentence, even their records will be "cleansed" after their absurd 5 days of Community Service are "served".
Is it any wonder that America is becoming increasingly lawless? Thank God for Mr. Trump and Jeff Sessions, I believe they will work to reverse this slap on the wrist pattern of American courts.
Everyone on duty those three times needs fired, no pension, no health care, no other govt jobs like the female agent who was just assigned to another agency. Betting they don´t trust her either. Evidently the SS is a deep hole in the swamp!
Something is very, very wrong at the Secret Service. Having had some training and experience in this area (dignitary protection), it is quite obvious to me that systems have broken down. The President and his family must have better protection than this, and I hope that this pattern of repeated breaches is halted immediately.
Maybe the President should have Special Operations Units of the Armed Forces secure the White House grounds at night. This was only one man who got onto the White House grounds and stayed there for 16 minutes before he was apprehended, but what if that unlawful entry to the White House grounds was accomplished by a 40 man team of heavily armed Islamist terrorists?
The jumper named Jonathan was trying to see Trump re Pizza Gate... this story is bizarre. Go to UTube channel Right Wing News. This guy submitted a "doccier" of a pedophile roommate and scam to the FBI, who later said it was Trump in the situation! Bizarre bizarre story! This kid Jonathan said he can´t trust anyone...
21st Century Fox has enlisted the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to investigate at least one accusation of sexual harassment against the Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The move is the latest in the response to a New York Times investigation published this month on Mr. O’Reilly’s settlements with five women who complained of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior. Wendy Walsh, a former guest on Mr. O’Reilly’s show who detailed accusations against him to The Times, called 21st Century Fox’s anonymous hotline last week, prompting the investigation.
It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor. Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor. Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday. Bentley has been under fire for the better part of the year but pressure over the last several days has mounted to untenable heights. The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found reason to believe he committed four crimes, all of them felonies.
Wells Fargo’s board said Monday that it would claw back an additional $75 million in compensation from the two executives on whom it pinned most of the blame for the company’s sales scandal: the bank’s former chief executive, John G. Stumpf, and its former head of community banking, Carrie L. Tolstedt. In a scathing, 113-page report that made it clear that all the warning signs of the problem had been glaring, the board released the results of its six-month investigation into the conditions and culture that prompted thousands of Wells Fargo employees to create fraudulent accounts in an effort to meet
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Meghan McCain got fired up on "Outnumbered" today while discussing the chemical attack in Syria that left dozens of men, women and children dead. The Trump administration has blamed the horrific attack on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying that he and his allies, Russia and Iran, bear "great moral responsibility." McCain said that President Obama´s disastrous policy in Syria led us to this point, and now it´s up to President Trump to take strong action. "This heinous hellhole that is spiraling out of control happened under President Obama," McCain said. "I believe that America has a responsibility to do something."
At least 58 people were killed in what doctors say could be a nerve gas attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province on Tuesday. Victims showed signs of suffocation, convulsions, foaming at the mouth, and pupil constriction, FoxNews.com reported. Witnesses said the attack was carried out by either Russian or Syrian Sukhoi jets. Both Moscow and Damascus have denied responsibility. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) says that President Trump must come out with a strong response, or chemical attacks like this could become more and more common.
Hillary Clinton has all but ruled out returning to her family’s foundation, three sources close to the former Democratic nominee tell The Hill. The former Democratic presidential nominee has indicated to confidants and associates that she more than likely won’t be returning to the Clinton Foundation, which drew headlines in the 2016 election cycle for possible conflicts of interest. Since her stunning election loss, Clinton has been taking the time to figure out what she wants to do next. “She’s taking a look at her life and wants to try some different things,” said one ally who has spoken to Clinton in recent
When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president, I, like many conservatives, thought he was joking. He certainly was not my first choice and I did not plan to vote for him in the GOP primary. But by the time the primary came to New York, I gladly voted for the man many friends called loathsome. I have to thank my brother, a former marine fighting a losing battle with terminal cancer, and my husband, another former marine, for opening my eyes to the absurd possibility that Trump was what this country needed.
The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials. The meeting took place around Jan. 11 — nine days before Trump’s inauguration — in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, officials said. Though the full agenda remains unclear, the UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russia could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran,
United CEO Oscar Munoz doubled down in a letter to employees on Monday evening, claiming that employees "followed established procedures" when removing a passenger from a plane because it was overbooked, and calling the passenger "disruptive and belligerent." United had to ask several passengers who had already boarded a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday evening to leave, as the airline had sold too many tickets. One man refused to leave, and United called airport officials, who forcibly removed him from the plane. Video circulated of the incident earlier in the day, showing the man being dragged from the plane
This is the moment a screaming man was knocked out and forcibly dragged off an overbooked United flight by cops while fellow passengers yelled in distress on Sunday night. Three officers were filmed yanking the man from his seat in Chicago, bashing his head against an arm rest and dragging the seemingly unconscious man down the aisle as he bled from the mouth. The man - who claimed to be a doctor and said he needed to see patients the next morning - was one of four randomly selected by United to leave the 5.40pm flight from O´Hare to Louisville.
A United Airlines passenger didn’t get to “fly the friendly skies” when he was forcibly ejected from his overbooked flight, according to reports. The unidentified man was dragged off kicking and screaming when he refused to give up his seat — and was recorded by passengers outraged at his treatment. The man, who some social media users said is a doctor, was yanked from his seat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport before the flight to Louisville, Ky. A short video posted by Audra Bridges at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows uniformed security personnel pulling the screaming man in front of horrified passengers.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says ISIS is a “direct threat to the homeland” and he says the United States should send many more troops to eradicate that threat. “So you need more American troops to accelerate the demise of ISIL,” Graham told NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd. “We´re relying too much on the Kurds. More armed forces, 5,000 or 6,000, would attract more regional fighters to destroy ISIL. “You need a safe haven quickly, so people can regroup inside of Syria. Then you train the opposition to go after Assad. That´s how he´s taken out by his own
Nearly two years after publicly announcing her transition from male to female, Caitlyn Jenner has undergone sex reassignment surgery and tells the world about the decision in her upcoming memoir, a new report claims. “The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated,” Jenner reportedly writes in “The Secrets of My Life,” out April 25 (as excerpted by RadarOnline). The former Olympian reportedly underwent the below-the-belt surgery in January of this year. A rep for Jenner had no comment. The 67-year-old formerly known as Bruce Jenner gets very candid in the memoir,
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A high school in Connecticut has accepted a new boy on their track team. Except, he won’t be going to the boys track team, he’ll be going to the girls team. Andraya Yearwood, a freshman and biological male from Cromwell High School in Connecticut, identifies as a girl and recently received permission to join the girls track team after competing as a boy in middle school. Not surprisingly, Yearwood has been extremely successful as a male competing against females. According to the Hartford Courant, “Andraya’s times in the 100 and the 200 are fast. A year ago, her 11.99 in
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One of the officers who dragged a passenger off a United Airlines flight did not follow standard operating procedures and has been placed on leave, according to the Chicago Aviation Department. It was not immediately clear which of the three men seen in a viral video taken by another passenger was placed on leave. The department, which did not name the officer, said it did not condone the aviation security officers’ actions Sunday night. Meanwhile, the CEO of United Airlines’ parent company said the airline is conducting its own probe of the incident.
A Texas law that requires voters to show identification before casting ballots was enacted with the intent to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday. The decision by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos came after an appeals court last year said the 2011 law had an outsized impact on minority voters. The court sent the case back to Ramos to determine if lawmakers intentionally wrote the legislation to be discriminatory. Ramos said in a 10-page decision that evidence "establishes that a discriminatory purpose was at least one of the substantial or motivating factors
Supply and Demand: After forcing a paying customer off a flight to make room for an employee, United Airlines is catching hell, and rightly so. But what´s really disturbing is that no one at United understood the most basic principle of free market economics. The story goes like this. United overbooked a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Ky., on Sunday night. That´s hardly unusual. But in this case, United wanted to make room for four employees who needed to be in Louisville the next day, and the next flight to Louisville wasn´t until Monday afternoon. According to news accounts, United offered passengers