U.S. Secret Service: Accountability for March 4, 2015 Incident, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, May 14, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the May 14, 2015 hearing "U.S. Secret Service: Accountability for March 4, 2015 Incident" held before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of Chairman Jason Chaffetz: "On March 4, two senior Secret Service special agents--one had the title of Deputy Special Agent in Charge, the Presidential Protective Detail, that is Mr. Connolly, and the other one had a title of Assist- ant to the Special Agency in Charge for the Washington field office, that would be Mr. George Ogilvie--the allegation and the concern was that they drove through a criminal scene investigation of a potential bomb at the White House. Following the incident, there were allegations that the two agents were intoxicated after being at a bar downtown for a retirement party. Most concerning, however, was the allegation neither agent was given a sobriety test, nor were the agents reprimanded in any way. Part of the concern was what happened in this potential bomb scene, and what did they do about it, what did the supervisors know, when did they know it, and how did they report it up the chain of command? Instead, everyone involved was told to go home and pretend like nothing happened. To get a better sense of what happened on March 4, Ranking Member Cummings and I met with Secret Service Director Clancy. Director Clancy could not answer our questions. Next, Mr. Cummings and I scheduled a public hearing on the incident. At the hearing, Director Clancy said he could not answer the questions. Instead, he deferred to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, who was investigating the matter. That investigation is now complete, and we're pleased to have Mr. Roth here with us today to talk about the conclusions of that investigation." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Roth.

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