A man has been detained after jumping a bike rack near the White House fence.
The President and his family are spending the weekend at his resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
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"... Should a group of terrorists decide to storm the White House, the Secret Service would not be able to protect Trump, Bongino said".
Trump, who was on the property, had praised the Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" and said the suspect was "troubled". Chaffetz called the incident a "complete and utter total failure".
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According to court documents, Tran set off multiple alarms after breaching the White House, but "the response to the alarm was lacking, and [the suspect] found vulnerabilities in the system".
The episode comes two-and-a-half years after a series of security breaches drove then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign and thrust the agency into the political spotlight.
Similar lapses occurred during the eight years that Barack Obama was president.
UPDATE: Sources told Fox News agents were responding to a fence jumper. The Obamas were not at home at the time.
The events renewed scrutiny of the presidential security agency battered and castigated after a 2014 incident in which intruder Omar Gonzalez made his way deep into the executive mansion before being tackled by an off-duty agent in the East Room. "The Secret Service does not have the assets, they don't have personnel on the ground they need to keep him safe". Joseph Clancy, a former agent who came out of retirement to succeed Pierson, announced his second retirement last month.