Person detained after hopping bike-rack barrier along White House fence
The intrusion briefly put the White House complex into a escalated security posture, but the situation has since returned to normal, sources said.
In a statement Friday, the Secret Service said that its investigation is ongoing and that it has conducted more than 50 interviews about the incident. Chaffetz's panel oversees the Secret Service. "The Secret Service does not have the assets, they don't have personnel on the ground they need to keep him safe".
The USSS said on Friday (17 March) that the 26-year-old Jonathan Tran was in the grounds for more than 16 minutes before he was captured.
He said security staff were left angry and frustrated that they had struggled to locate the man after he set off multiple security sensors.
"The Secret Service can not even keep one person off the grounds, so what will they do if 40 terrorists charge the White House?" he asked.
Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the intruder rattled a door handle and looked through a window before being apprehended, the Associated Press reported. And when asked if he was, as the President said later, a "troubled person", Tran said, "I don't deny that".
President Donald Trump was not in the White House at the time.
Bongino sounded the alarm after a series of epic recent screw-ups that underscored to him that President Trump is not safe on the White House grounds. Then, Tran moved around to the south side of the white house, through the first lady's garden.
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