Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

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The head of the US Secret Service, tasked with guarding US President Barack Obama, has resigned following several high-profile security lapses. Following the unprecedented breach of a man scaling a fence at the White House and entering through an unlocked and unalarmed door.

In recent news it was also discovered that Person allowed an armed security contractor with a criminal record is to board an elevator with President Obama. Needless to say, Person was under fire for allowed both incidents to happen within such a short period of each other. She faced angry questions in Congress about these major breaches of White House security.

According to BBC, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson wrote in a statement, “Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it.I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation.”

Julia Pierson offered her resignation to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday.

President Obama also expressed his appreciation to Ms Pierson for her long history of public service, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Wednesday.

[via BBC]

Monica Adams | News Cult

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