The head of the Secret Service told a congressional hearing that a security breach that allowed an uninvited couple into last week’s state dinner was a mistake and an aberration, and that three uniformed officers have been put on administrative leave.
But it was this exchange — reported by the Washington Examiner — between Mark Sullivan and DC congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton that was the eye-opener.
Norton: “Did you discover it through their Facebook, or was it your own discovery that some interlopers had entered?”
Sullivan: “We did not discover that on our own. We were advised of it the following day.”
Norton: “Advised by who, sir?”
It’s one of the stories in today’s Fresh Eye
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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