The secret service has been plagued by scandals for many years

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The U.S. Secret Service is a government agency specializing in security. Presidents and their families are routinely protected by Secret Service officers. Their duties are complex and include keeping the White House and its environs safe. To keep the president safe‚ the Secret Service coordinates with other federal agencies. The Uniformed Division of the Secret Service patrols the streets and parks surrounding the White House. The Secret Service consults with military experts on security and uses its communications resources. It also works closely with the host city and state law enforcement officials.

The us secret service this storied agency is responsible for the protection of President and Vice President‚ as well their families and other dignitaries. A series of scandals‚ and some shortfalls More than 10 years ago‚ the agency's reputation has been damaged and exposed vulnerabilities that could threaten its mission. The service‚ which has been under a succession of presidents and directors‚ failed to achieve its staffing goals and train enough people. Government Accountability Office was established earlier in the year He is still pushing for completion of the taller fence surrounding White House‚ which was recommended seven years ago. After being subject to scrutiny again‚ the agency was placed under investigation federal law enforcement suspects are impersonated by suspects officers  secret service agents allegedly tricked they were cozied up with them‚ giving them free apartments and other presents. This vulnerability has left at least one ex-official aghast. Secret Service worries: former secret service officials worry about a troubling case involving the agency's struggles in hiring and training There was also a Colombian prostitution scandal. A fence jumper made it into the White House. Uninvited guests were allowed to sneak in on state dinners. The agency has a new leader and implemented many policy changes. Let's take a look at the journey that led us to this point:

2009

White House party crashers Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salhi passed two Secret Service security checks. Attend a White House state dinner India's Prime Minister‚ creating a nationwide uproar and security concerns.

2011

A man from outside opened fire using a semiautomatic gun the gunfire landed on the windows and walls of the residence belonging to the first family. A Secret Service supervisor ordered officers to stop hearing the gunfire. The shooting was not properly investigated by the agency until several days later. The Washington Post reported A housekeeper discovered broken glass in her home. Oscar Ramiro Ortega Hernandez‚ a 23-year old man from Idaho was found with broken glass. Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison. Another incident involved top Secret Service officers‚ who believed that it was important to look after their people. To monitor the neighborhood dispute of a colleague employee‚ diverted staff The inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security found that presidential protection was being sacrificed. The inspector general found that agents who were supposed to provide protective intelligence to the White House went to Maryland to meet the worker for five days. This was a grave lapse of judgment.

2012

13 Secret Service agents and officers were involved in a prostitution saga in Cartagena (Colombia) before President Barack Obama arrived at the summit. After a night of drinking and partying‚ they brought the sex workers back home to their hotel. After an agent refused payment to one worker‚ the incident was made public. Six Secret Service personnel returned to duty; six of them resigned‚ or retired‚ and four were stripped from their security clearances and removed. According To a 2013 Inspector General Report. Another incident saw a Secret Service agent being arrested for allegedly stealing a laptop. Found passed out on the sidewalk of Miami At 7:07 a.m. an agent found his weapon in the toilet of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign plane. A reporter discovered it. The charges against the Miami officer were dropped by the prosecution. According to local CBS affiliate. Quite serious: prosecutors accuse secret service agents of being imposters Before the 6th Summit of the Americas opens‚ secret service agents walk through the Convention Center in Cartagena (Colombia) before the ceremony.

2013

There were two Secret Service supervisors. Obama security detail sacked the Post published a report about alleged misconduct against women. After a night out‚ one of the women shot himself in the head in a hotel lobby. The other had also sent an email with sexually explicit messages to their agent. The Secret Service's long-serving director‚ mark j sullivan retired after seven years of waiting‚ Obama was elected the President first female director julia pierson a long-serving Secret Service agent.

2014

Three Secret Service. Agents were returned from the netherlands after a bout of excessive drinking‚ one person was discovered unconscious in a corridor. A separate incident saw a gun-wielding security contractor being thrown out of a building. Obama allowed to ride in an elevator During a visit to the Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta). A man armed with a knife he scaled the white house fence he ran across the grass‚ through the front yard‚ then made his way into the East Room. Pierson was fired as president. Joseph Clancy was installed as the new leader DHS formed an external panel to examine the agency. The panel concluded  the secret service had no leadership it was stretched to its limit. This review suggested that agents and officers receive more training and that the White House has a more secure perimeter. Investigation: secret service agents are allowed to take leave and offer rent-free apartments On Sept. 20‚ 2014‚ Uniformed Secret Service Officers walked along the North fence of the White House. After an unfortunate security breach‚ the Secret Service was increasing security at the White House. A man with a knife climbed the fence and ran across the lawn to make it inside.

2015

Two senior Secret Service. Agents crashed a government vehicle into the white house barrier after a night of drinking. The inspector general discovered that they had run up significant amounts of money at a retirement party hosted by a coworker. The inspector general found that one of them had announced his resignation before the end of the investigation. While the other agent was on administrative leave‚ the investigator concluded the investigation. Investigators can also be involved in other cases. Two Secret Service Officers were found asleep at their posts‚ and another officer was captured in child-sex sting after being caught in online chats‚ he sends a photo of his genitals and sex to an undercover investigator posing as 14-year old girl. These chats ran for two months. While he was at the White House‚ it happened. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced for 20 years.

2016

It was one of its most difficult periods‚ as it vetted more than 3 million individuals during the Presidential campaign and Conventions. At the same time‚. Attempts to recruit more agents proved difficult a large number of applicants didn't meet the requirements - possibly due to an increase in prescription drug use such as Adderall by job seekers. Only 300 of the 27‚000 possible candidates were hired in 2017 compared to the previous year.

2017-2018

The Trump administration had an unrelenting pace for work at the Secret Service‚ which was barely able to keep up with its relentless pace. Unheard of 42 protectionees including 18 relatives This is an increase of 31 from the Obama administration.

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More than 1000 agents were out of overtime by August. This was the maximum allowed for the whole year. Many agents worked without pay. Congress finally passed legislation to lift overtime caps. A man scaled three fences in March 2017. I walked around the white house grounds more than 15 minutes before being detained. Later‚ the man was arrested‚ being a 27 year-old male from Milpitas in California. Pleaded guilty To enter restricted areas without knowledge the post reported he was told to leave the White House. Carol Leonnig‚ Post reporter for Zero Fail reported that agents took photos with Donald Trump Jr.'s child while he was asleep. One agent was a sex-partner to Vanessa Trump and the other inappropriately dated President Trump's child Tiffany. Leonnig stated that the agents weren't disciplined. Vanessa Trump was not a protectedee during the relationship. The agent who guarded Tiffany Trump said that nothing inappropriate had happened‚ and he relocated to a different field office. Released on bail: judge refuses to detain law enforcement imposters there is no evidence that they were involved in any nefarious activity

2019

Chinese nationals were allowed. Through a secret service checkpoint in mar-a-lago he continued on his way until he reached the club's desk. Yujing Zhang was found with electronics‚ including a malicious thumb drive. Zhang was arrested later. Eight months imprisonment. In less than a week‚ Trump was elected President the director of secret service was fired randolph Tex Alles was part of a DHS leadership purge that an official claimed wasn't related to security breaches at Mar-a-Lago.

2020

Secret Service agents joined law enforcement officers to clear protestors from Lafayette Square‚ outside the White House. This was before an official photo at a church nearby. According to the agency‚. One of the officers used pepper spray protestors. The settlement agreement includes the secret service agrees to overhaul force-of-force policies. Soon after Election Day‚ there were more than 100 secret service officers were either infected or kept away from the virus during a COVID-19 epidemic. During the pandemic‚ President Trump held large rallies at his White House and continued to host events. Had agents drive him around while he was infected.

2022

After prosecutors made statements‚ four Secret Service employees were put on leave. They were tricked by two men pretending to be federal agents. Authorities said that the suspects hid from officers and agents by offering them gifts and renting apartments for free. Three months later‚ the revelations were made. GAO issued its report Conclusion: The Secret Service hasn't fully implemented the recommendations of the external panel for 2014. It has not met its training and staffing targets and three out of the eight sections of a taller White House fence have been completed as of 2021 Two secret service personnel were returned home south Korea‚ placed on administrative leave following an incident of off duty. A trip by President Joe Biden. Anthony Guglielmi‚ spokesperson for the Agency‚ stated that the incident was a potential violation of policy but had no impact on the president's visit. Anonymous sources were cited. ABC News and fox news according to reports‚ the agents were drinking and got in an argument with taxi drivers. Secret Service Policy prohibits consumption within 10 hours after reporting for duty. PHOTOS AFP‚ AP‚ Getty Images Original publication: USA TODAY secret service scandals throughout the years from fence jumping to drinking