U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. …

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