Secret Service embarrassed as man makes his way into White House front door

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By Shepard Ambellas | Intellihub.com

Secret Service under fire again

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An unarmed intruder scaled the White House parameter fence on Friday at around 7:20 pm before making his way into the unlocked front door of the lavish presidential residence where the man, Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, Texas, was confronted by Secret Service agents with their weapons drawn, reports say. The man was later arrested.

Although the incident was a rather embarrassing one for Secret Service agents who were clocked-in Friday evening, neither the President nor the First Family were ever in danger as they were away at the time. Moreover, this is not the first time that the Obama Administration’s security detail has come under fire. In fact, the Associated Press reported:

In 2012, 13 Secret Service agents and officers were implicated in a prostitution scandal during preparations for Obama’s trip to Cartagena, Colombia. The next year, two officers were removed from the president’s detail after another alleged incident of sexually-related misconduct. In March, an agent was found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel the day before Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.

Obama appointed the agency’s first female director last year as a sign he wanted to change the culture and restore public confidence in its operations. An inspector general’s report in December found no evidence of widespread misconduct.

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