Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Chaffetz: White House intruder close enough to 'rattle the door handle'

Chaffetz: White House intruder close enough to 'rattle the door handle'

CNN has learned alarming new details about the white house intruder who got within feet of the president's residence last Friday night according to a secret service source. But the Secret Service was found to have publicly lied about how far Gonzales made it into the White House.

Fox News video shows the Secret Service responding on the North Lawn with dogs and rifles drawn.

The intrusion briefly put the White House complex into a escalated security posture, but the situation has since returned to normal, sources said.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted about the incident and praised the Secret Service for their response. Chaffetz's panel oversees the Secret Service.

Chaffetz suggests there may have been alarms that were ignored by the Secret Service. No one was injured and the shooter was convicted of attempted murder of the president.

Mr Tran carried a back pack with mace and a letter for the President as he scaled three fences up to eight feet high to gain access.

On Friday, it was revealed that the intruder was on White House property for more than 16 minutes, much longer than originally thought. Trump described the intruder as a "troubled person" and "very sad". Also in the letter, Tran said he had "been called schizophrenic".

President Trump wasn't at the White House.

That's the dire warning of former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who guarded presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Secret Service officials conceded multiple security lapses allowed Jonathan T. Tran of Milpitas, California, to wander through the highly-secured area last week, although he never gained entry to the White House building. On Thursday, a Secret Service laptop containing Trump Tower floor plans and evacuation protocols, as well as information on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other "sensitive" national security issues, was stolen Thursday morning from an agent's auto in Brooklyn. An agent's laptop with trump tower floor plans and evacuation protocols. Someone stole the laptop from an agent's vehicle in Brooklyn, New York.

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