Secret Service head grilled by Congress

Clancy admitted he was not informed for days

(NBC News) Joseph Clancy has run the Secret Service for just five months, but House lawmakers cut him no slack Tuesday while grilling him about recent scandals involving his agency.

Looking nervous, Clancy revealed that he let Homeland Security investigate the latest incident, during which two agents drove through an investigation scene and into a White House barrier after a night of drinking, doing no probe of his own.

Mark Connolly, second in command of President Obama’s detail, and supervisor George Ogilvie were allowed to leave without sobriety tests.

Clancy admitted he was not informed for days.

“It’s going to take time to change maybe some of this culture,” he said. “There is no excuse for this information not to come up the chain”


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