Probe: Did drunk agents crash car outside White House?

The north lawn of the White House is seen under a blanket of snow on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DCThe US Secret Service is investigating claims that some of its agents crashed a car into White House security barriers after a boozy night out, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. If the allegation is confirmed, it would only be the latest in a series of errors to taint the agency, which provides US President Barack Obama’s security team, following high-profile security breaches and a prostitution scandal. The Secret Service was not immediately available to confirm the report, but spokesman Brian Leary told the Post that the probe would be conducted by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. According to the paper, which has had a series of exclusives on troubles within the agency, on the evening of March 4, two agents — one of them a member of Obama’s elite close protection detail — crashed into the barriers.

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