'Devastating' Failures Lead Secret Service to Consider Raising White House Fence

'Devastating' Failures Lead Secret Service to Consider Raising White House FenceThe security failures that recently let a man with a small knife in his pocket jump the perimeter fence and make it “practically unencumbered” deep into the White House were “devastating,” and now the U.S. Secret Service may make the fence taller, the new head of the agency said today in his first appearance before lawmakers at the helm.”Without question, the agency has been severely damaged in recent years by failures,” dating back to the Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal in 2012, Acting Director Joseph Clancy told a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. …

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