Secret Service agents could be fired for White House breach

If the Salahi’s did breach security they should go to jail.  I can’t imagine what could possibly cause the Secret Service agents to admit someone – anyone – who wasn’t on the White House list.

Secret Service chief Mark Sullivan told a Congressional committee Thursday morning that the agents who admitted Tareq and Michaele Salahi through a White House checkpoint at last week’s state dinner have been placed on administrative leave and could lose their jobs.

Sullivan’s testimony came during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, at which he took full responsibility for the security failure. He said the agents face a range of disciplinary actions, including the possibility of being fired.

Although the Salahis and White House social secretary Desirée Rogers were invited to testify as well, they refused, raising the possibility that they could be subpoenaed and required to tell their part of a story that has drawn international headlines.

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Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has said he intends to subpoena the Salahis if they do not come to the Hill voluntarily to testify.

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2 Responses to Secret Service agents could be fired for White House breach

  1. skyagunsta says:

    What should happen, though, to Desiree Rogers, white house social secretary, the woman with whom the salahis were in contact, and who had e-mailed that she was working on their being admitting to the receiving ceremony for the PM of India, then said she had gotten them that but the dinner was closed, then said no she hand’t gotten a permit to attend the receiving ceremony as that was cancelled but she was working on getting them to the banquet, then (I think she said she had gottent them that, but then said no.) Should she not also have some discipline exacted of her? Would that be considered incompetence?
    I mean, why just put it all on the Salahis when obviously the white house also had their own missteps?

    Sage Reply:

    I think she should be questioned as well but ultimately security is the responsibility of the Secret Service.

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