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Washington - Report: Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Man

Published on: September 30, 2014 07:45 PM
By: AP
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File photo of President Barack Obama as he rides the elevator to the Private Residence of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)File photo of President Barack Obama as he rides the elevator to the Private Residence of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Washington - President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of security when a man carrying a knife got into the White House. The Washington Examiner and The Washington Post reported that the elevator incident took place during Obama’s Sept. 16 visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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The Post said agents questioned the contractor and discovered his criminal history after he refused to stop video recording the president with a phone camera.

Agents didn’t know he was armed until a supervisor fired the contractor on the spot and the man turned over his gun, the newspapers said.

A Secret Service spokesman confirmed the incident but declined to comment further, citing an ongoing investigation of the event.



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 Sep 30, 2014 at 09:48 PM Ashoood Says:

What a miss of opportunity... He could of easily make so many Americans happy... ;-)

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 01:56 AM zoifunny Says:

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Ashoood Says:

What a miss of opportunity... He could of easily make so many Americans happy... ;-)

What a silly stupid comment! Although Obama is the most dangerous person that ever was in the Whitehouse, we still have to know that whether we love Obama or we hate him (like myself), whether we approve of his policies or not, he's still our president, and we must protect him. It would be a calamity for every US citizen if anyone would harm our commander-in-chief...

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 02:26 AM cool masmid Says:

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Ashoood Says:

What a miss of opportunity... He could of easily make so many Americans happy... ;-)

A poor choice of words. Regardless of how much you like or don't like the current occupant in the White House nobody is advocating for that kind of behavior.

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 05:05 AM PrettyBoyFloyd Says:

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Ashoood Says:

What a miss of opportunity... He could of easily make so many Americans happy... ;-)

That's a pretty stupid opinion to have.

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 07:19 AM Michoel Says:

And someone who would kill a Jew might make some people happy too. Are you really as vile, ignorant, and immature as you seem to be? And why does VIN allow such sick comments to appear?

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 09:33 AM Anonymous Says:

It's amazing how many near misses there have been with this president! He has a special malach watching over him!

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 Oct 01, 2014 at 09:53 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

I hope the editor will cooperate with the Secret Service investigation.

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