H. Rept. 114-385: United States Secret Service: An Agency in Crisis, Report by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, December 18, 2015   [open pdf - 33MB]

"The United States Secret Service (USSS) is tasked with a zero-failure mission: to protect the President and other protectees at all costs. For most of its existence, USSS has strived to complete that mission while simultaneously garnering the respect and admiration of the American people. Secret Service agents and officers earned a reputation as stoic and impervious guardians of our government's most important leaders. The American public's respect for the agency diminished following the April 2012 prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, which attracted significant media attention and exposed systemic problems within the agency. Since then, several incidents have made it abundantly clear that USSS is in crisis. The agency's weaknesses have been exposed by a series of security failures at the White House, during presidential visits, and at the residences of other officials, including Vice President Biden and former presidents of the United States. The Committee's investigation found that problems that undermine USSS's protective mission predate and postdate the misconduct in Cartagena. The Committee also found that at times agency leaders have provided incomplete and inaccurate information to Congress."

Report Number:H. Rept. 114-385; House Report 114-385
Publisher:United States. Government Publishing Office
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Government Printing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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