U.S. Secret Service agents keep watch from the roof of the White House in Washington. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
Dozens of security agents have been reportedly working in the White House without the appropriate clearance after the Secret Service had to rapidly hire more staff following a string of embarrassing breaches.
“Without the clearance, you could share information by mistake. I trust everyone on my staff, but there are only a few with a top-secret clearance. They know the zero tolerance that any of us have for inappropriately sharing this information,” said Republican Congressman Mark Meadows to The Washington Post, after receiving a tip from a whistleblower on the staff.
Staff who had not gone through a lie detector test, a background check and other measures required to obtain the top-secret security clearance required of all Secret Service personnel on the site were not only patrolling the territory, but may have been privy to confidential meetings and private conversations.
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