Former Secret Service Director Julia Pierson (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP)

Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns after major security breaches

The move comes one day a report that an armed man with a criminal record shared an elevator with President Obama


Eileen SullivanAlicia A. Caldwell
October 1, 2014 11:40PM (UTC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that Pierson offered her resignation, and he accepted it.

The move came one day after her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a congressional hearing focused on recent security lapses at the White House.

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Pierson had worked at the Secret Service for 30 years.


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