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Trump Speaks Out After Cheatle Resignation

'She never gave me proper protection, so I had to take a bullet for democracy'

(Newser) - Donald Trump, who was injured in what Secret Service Director Kimberley Cheatle said was the agency's "most significant operational failure" in decades, is not sad to see her go. After Cheatle announced her resignation on Tuesday, Trump told Fox News that "she never gave me proper protection,...

Secret Service Director Quits Amid Furor in Trump Shooting

Kimberly Cheatle steps down a day after being berated by lawmakers over the security lapse

(Newser) - The director of the Secret Service is stepping down from her job, according to an email she sent to staff, following the assassination attempt against former President Trump that unleashed intensifying outcry about how the agency tasked with protecting current and former presidents could fail in its core mission. Kimberly...

Cheatle May Face Impeachment Vote Within Hours

Rep. Nancy Mace's privileged motion accuses Secret Service director of dereliction of duty

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Nancy Mace, who accused Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle of being "full of s---" during her testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Monday, later filed a motion of impeachment. Cheatle "has been derelict in her duty to well and faithfully discharge the duties of the...

'Bafflement and Outrage' After Cheatle Testifies

Lawmakers from both parties urge Secret Service director to quit after House hearing

(Newser) - After Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle testified before the House Oversight Committee for more than four hours on Monday, committee members from both parties called for her to resign. The New York Times reports that Cheatle failed to answer basic questions about the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, declining to...

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'On July 13 We Failed'

Secret Service Chief: 'On July 13 We Failed'

Kimberly Cheatle is on the hot seat Monday on Capitol Hill over the Trump rally shooting

(Newser) - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has assembled an independent panel to review the assassination attempt on former President Trump, with one of Mayorkas' predecessors, Janet Napolitano, set to sit on that panel. "We are committed to getting to the bottom of what happened on July 13," Mayorkas says,...

Secret Service Rejected Trump Security Requests

Agency acknowledges it made such decisions over the last two years, after initial denials

(Newser) - A new narrative has emerged in the wake of Donald Trump's shooting: The Secret Service turned down repeated requests for more personnel and resources from Trump's camp over the last two years. After the New York Times and the Washington Post reported on the rejected requests, the agency—...

Law Enforcement Repeatedly Lost Track of Trump Shooter

His whereabouts were apparently unknown when Trump took the stage

(Newser) - Law enforcement repeatedly lost sight of former President Trump's would-be assassin after he raised red flags at Saturday's rally in Pennsylvania, according to new reporting. Thomas Matthew Crooks first drew suspicion around 3pm at the security screening area when he passed through magnetometers with a rangefinder, used to...

At RNC, Senators Confront Secret Service Chief

They followed Kimberley Cheatle out of luxury suite

(Newser) - Secret Service Director Kimberley Cheatle was confronted at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night by Republican senators demanding answers about the attempt to assassinate Donald Trump. The senators confronted Cheatle in a luxury suite at Fiserv Arena and followed her, shouting questions, when she left after around two minutes, the...

Johnson Says Secret Service Director Should Step Down

'Obviously, there were security lapses,' speaker says

(Newser) - House Speaker Mike Johnson has added his voice to those calling for Secret Service Director Kimberley Cheatle to step down after Donald Trump became the first president or former president to be injured in an assassination attempt in more than 40 years, NBC News reports. "I'm going to...

Cops Flagged Trump Shooter an Hour Before He Fired

Local police describe 'extremely poor planning' at rally in Butler

(Newser) - The police response to a suspicious person who ultimately tried to assassinate former President Trump in Pennsylvania on Saturday is coming into focus. According to WPXI , Thomas Crooks was seen by police in the vicinity of the American Glass Research complex, outside the security perimeter for Trump's rally in...

'He's on the Roof!': Rally Attendees Warned Cops

Several attendees spotted a suspicious man on a roof, according to new footage

(Newser) - A video shared online late Sunday confirms people who attended the rally where President Trump was shot Saturday in Pennsylvania warned law enforcement of a suspicious man on a roof shortly before bullets were fired. A small group can be seen looking in the direction of a low building, where...

Administration Orders Secret Service to Guard RFK Jr.

'We're in a heightened and very dynamic threat environment,' Mayorkas says

(Newser) - President Biden has ordered the Secret Service to protect independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday that Biden had directed the protection be provided "both prior to and after the events of this past weekend," referring to the attempt in Pennsylvania...

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Tough Questions Mount for Secret Service

Rally attendees had reported a gunman on a rooftop, and a warning had gone out about his behavior earlier

(Newser) - The Secret Service is in for multiple investigations and a long list of questions after the attempted assassination of Donald Trump on Saturday. The agency has been plunged into its biggest crisis in decades, the Wall Street Journal reports, with one longtime agent likening the attack to the shooting of...

Trump Shooter Identified
Trump Shooter Identified

Trump Shooter Identified

Authorities say 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks was able to get 'astonishingly close'

(Newser) - The FBI early Sunday identified the shooter at former President Trump's rally as Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Secret Service agents fatally shot Crooks, reports the AP , who attacked from an elevated position outside the rally venue at a farm show in Butler, Pennsylvania, the agency...

Secret Service Agent Has Scary Night After Biden Gala

Agent robbed at gunpoint in LA suburb of Tustin, fired gun, police say

(Newser) - In Los Angeles on Friday, President Biden appeared at a reelection fundraiser for himself alongside such notables as former President Obama, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts. Meanwhile, just miles away in a nearby suburb, one of his Secret Service agents got caught up in a robbery. Police say they were...

Secret Service on Working Near Bidens' Dog: 'Have a Safe Shift!'

Report from right-wing Judicial Watch claims more biting incidents from German shepherd Commander

(Newser) - It's well known that President Biden's dogs have been busted biting , but a new report from a right-wing activist group suggests there may have been more bites than previously reported. TMZ was one of the first outlets to report on Secret Service records obtained from the Department of...

Biden's Dog Bit a Lot More Agents Than We Knew About

Commander bit Secret Service personnel in at least 24 incidents, documents state

(Newser) - Between October 2022 and July 2023, President Biden's dog Commander was biting Secret Service agents at the rate of roughly once every 11 days, according to newly released records. The records list 24 incidents involving the agency's personnel. That's more attacks than previously disclosed , and it doesn'...

Nikki Haley: I Need Secret Service Protection

Presidential candidate applies to federal officials for protection after 'multiple issues'

(Newser) - Nikki Haley has requested Secret Service protection as she says threats against her have increased. "We've had multiple issues," Haley told the Wall Street Journal , confirming that she had applied for the protection. "It's not going to stop me from doing what I need to...

Dukes of Hazzard Star's Tweet Duly Noted by Secret Service

John Schneider claims he made no threat against the president

(Newser) - Former Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider is denying calling for an act of violence against President Biden and his son, Hunter, even as his comment of Wednesday has caught the attention of the Secret Service. Shortly after he was revealed as the runner-up on the season finale of The ...

Federal Agent Impersonator Receives Prison Sentence

FBI says Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali offered apartments and gifts to Secret Service officers

(Newser) - Arian Taherzadeh, who was charged with pretending to be a federal agent and offering gifts and free apartments to Secret Service officers, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison. He was indicted in 2022 along with Haider Ali, who received a prison term of more than five years in...

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