Secret Service wants $8m to build a scale replica of the White House

Secret Service wants $8m to build a scale replica of the White House

[Ed. – Because shut up.]

In response to a series of major security lapses, the Secret Service wants lawmakers to provide $8 million to build a model White House.

The embattled agency is requesting the funds to build a scale replica of the White House in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Beltsville, Md., to better train agents to protect the presidential mansion, according to The New York Times. …

“The Secret Service currently uses a rudimentary, not-to-scale simulation of the north grounds of the White House, using bike barricades to act as the fencing,” Clancy will say during prepared remarks, which were obtained by the Times. “There are no structures, vehicle gates, lighting or other aids to enhance the training simulations.” …

The Obama administration is investigating an alleged drunken driving incident involving two officers. Last September, a man jumped the White House fence and entered the building through the front door.

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