Video of White House Incident Released

Video of White House Incident ReleasedPolice in the nation’s capital have released surveillance video from a supposed “crash” at the White House involving a U.S. government vehicle earlier this month — and the video seems to corroborate statements made by the director of the Secret Service that initial reports of the incident were overstated. The video from March 4 shows the government vehicle driving at a slow speed when it pushed aside a plastic barrel standing outside of a White House checkpoint. Testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee today, Secret Service director Joseph Clancy reiterated previous statements denying his agency deliberately erased other surveillance video showing the incident. With several cameras in the area of the White House, video from certain angles of the incident were lost because, “by practice,” the cameras tape over their content every 72 hours, Clancy told lawmakers last week.

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