WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man fatally shot himself in the head along the north fence of the White House on Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement.
Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault reportedly had to be escorted out of the White House by Secret Service officers after she was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The Secret Service has settled a five-year legal battle with a whistleblower after the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general found that the agency retaliated against him for formally complaining about superiors’ alleged misconduct.
An individual is in custody after jumping over a barrier just south of the White House on Tuesday.
The Secret Service retaliated against a whistleblower who waged a five-year battle with the agency, accusing senior managers of abusing their authority and fabricating charges against him because he spoke out against their alleged mismanagement, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general.
Protesters who were assaulted after disrupting a speech by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York City said on Friday they believed Erdogan’s bodyguards were among those who beat them.
The White House was temporarily placed on lockdown Monday after someone threw a yoga mat and sign over the building’s fence.
The Secret Service has offered to “fast-track” disability retirement for able-bodied agents and other employees in return for dropping complaints or disputes, according to an agent who filed a whistleblower-retaliation complaint and several Department of Homeland Security sources.
Four military members assigned to the White House Communications Agency who were in Panama last week helping prepare for Vice President Pence’s trip to that nation were sent back to Washington and removed from their White House details for “confirmed curfew violations,” according to the White House Military Office.
The Secret Service is leaving its office in Trump Tower and has moved into a trailer outside of the building.