Latest U.S. Secret Service News

Jan. 6 panel interviews ex-Secret Service agent Tony Ornato

Nov. 29, 2022 20:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol interviewed former Secret Service agent Tony Ornato on Tuesday about Donald Trump's actions on the day of the insurrection, according to a person familiar with the matter. This was the third...

'Did not end well': New Pence book details split with Trump

Nov. 15, 2022 14:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence blames Donald Trump for endangering his family “and all those serving at the Capitol” on Jan. 6 in a new memoir released Tuesday. In “So Help Me God,” Pence recounts, for the first time in his own words, the Republican former...

Mississippi residents accused of defrauding federal program

Oct. 26, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss (AP) — Fourteen Mississippi residents have been arrested on criminal charges related to a conspiracy to fraudulently obtain government funds through a federal program for small businesses, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. All are charged with...

House panel: Trump's bills to Secret Service 'exorbitant'

Oct. 17, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s private company arranged for the Secret Service to pay for rooms at his properties in excess of government-approved rates at least 40 times, including two charges for more than $1,100 per room, per night, according to documents released Monday by a congressional...

Trump's subpoena and what's next for the Jan. 6 panel

Oct. 14, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary step, the House Jan. 6 committee has voted unanimously to subpoena former President Donald Trump — a final effort to get the full story of the Capitol insurrection as the panel wraps up its work by the end of the year. Trump still does not...

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump, shows startling new video

Oct. 14, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee voted unanimously to subpoena former President Donald Trump, demanding his personal testimony as it unveiled startling new video and described his multi-part plan to overturn his 2020 election loss, which led to his supporters' fierce assault on the...

Jan. 6 takeaways: Subpoena for Trump, warnings for democracy

Oct. 13, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee took the extraordinary action of subpoenaing former President Donald Trump on Thursday as it issued a stark warning in its final public hearing before the midterm election: The future of the nation’s democracy is at stake. The panel's...

Jan. 6 panel seeks to preserve its work as time runs out

Oct. 12, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working at an urgent pace, the House committee investigating Jan. 6 has managed in 15 months to collect a staggering trove of material that includes transcripts of more than 1,000 interviews and millions of other documents. Soon, the panel's evidence about an...

'Bucket list': White House garden tours prune a US divide

Oct. 10, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were the young women in fresh fall coats, a guy in a suit, hoodied parents with kids, all maneuvering for selfies with the White House south facade. The plant fans and the history fans leaned in to admire the perennials and centuries-old trees on the lawns where Commander...

Ex-Oath Keeper: Group leader claimed Secret Service contact

Oct. 07, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes told a member of the extremist group before the 2020 election that he had a contact in the Secret Service, a witness testified Thursday in Rhodes' Capitol riot trial. John Zimmerman, who was part of the North Carolina chapter,...