Carol Leonnig’s “Zero Fail” is a thoroughly researched and devastating indictment of the United States Secret Service.
A star college athlete who later worked in the Secret Service, he played for decades in elite amateur leagues around Washington. He died of Covid-19.
Donald J. Trump’s presidency meant snarled traffic, blocked sidewalks and frequent protests outside his Manhattan home.
The nation’s capital has been secured with checkpoints, tens of thousands of National Guard troops and miles of fencing and barricades, security at the cost of normalcy.
The troops will be the National Guard and not active-duty. But officials know such events are fraught with risk and cite Kent State in 1970, Tiananmen Square in 1989 and Tehran in 2009.
The House and Senate sergeants-at-arms, who have resigned, now face questions about why they failed to do more to deter the Trump loyalists who swarmed the Capitol last week.
Poor planning among a constellation of government agencies and a restive crowd encouraged by President Trump set the stage for the unthinkable.
Ms. Harris has barely appeared on the public radar since her acceptance speech last Saturday in Wilmington, Del., where she declared “a new day for America.”
At least 30 officers in the agency’s Uniformed Division have tested positive in recent weeks. Another 60 or so were asked to isolate.
The latest coronavirus outbreak at the White House continues to expand and has now sidelined roughly 10 percent of the Secret Service’s core security team, according to a report by The Washington Post.
More than 130 Secret Service officers who guard the White House and the president are now infected or in quarantine after close contact with infected co-workers. A former senior Secret Service supervisor told the Post that missing over 130 of the agency’s 1,300 officers in the Uniformed Division “does not bode well for White House security.”
People familiar with the matter have linked the spread of the coronavirus among Secret Service agents in part to the president’s whirlwind travel and crowded campaign rallies in the run-up to the election. The agency is also looking into possible exposures at the White House.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has yet to receive a presidential daily briefing, and it was unclear whether his team would have access to classified information.
Central to the job is a willingness to say yes to the president no matter what he asks. Now, that means subjecting an agent’s health to the whims of a contagious president.
Some of President Trump’s supporters viewed his appearance in an S.U.V. to greet supporters as a sign that he was overcoming his illness.
At least 11 people tested positive at a Secret Service center that serves as a staffing pipeline to the presidential protective force.
The Secret Service stopped President Trump in the middle of his daily coronavirus briefing and led him to the Oval Office. He returned several minutes later, and said there had been a shooting nearby.
The cafeterias are in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the New Executive Office Building, which are part of the White House complex.
Down in the polls and failing to control a raging pandemic, the president cast himself as waging battle against a “new far-left fascism” that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.
The agents’ conditions were among several virus-related factors that led the vice president to change his plans for a visit on Tuesday.
They are creatures with a knack for loving humans, not tools of oppression.
Once reviled, the chain-link fence surrounding Lafayette Square and the White House is now seen as a bulletin board of art and artifacts dedicated to George Floyd and hope.
Investigators detected a sophisticated international attack they said could siphon hundreds of millions of dollars that were intended for the unemployed.
If it is so hard to maintain a healthy environment at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, then how can businesses across the country establish a safe space for their workers?
There were no reports of injuries, the authorities said. The person, who was not identified, was arrested on charges that include being in possession of an unregistered firearm.