White House se­cu­rity ques­tions per­sist

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A Cal­i­for­nia man ar­rested af­ter jump­ing the White House fence and walk­ing up to its grand south en­trance car­ry­ing Mace was in fed­eral court Monday amid con­tin­u­ing ques­tions over how he got so close to the ex­ec­u­tive man­sion with­out be­ing chal­lenged. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump was in the res­i­dence at the time of the breach. The ac­cused in­truder, Jonathan T. Tran, 26, of Mil­pi­tas, Cal­i­for­nia, faces a max­i­mum of 10 years in prison on one count of en­ter­ing re­stricted grounds while car­ry­ing a dan­ger­ous weapon af­ter his ar­rest at at 11:38 p.m. Fri­day. Jonathan Wack­row, 14-year Se­cret Ser­vice em­ployee who served in for­mer pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s de­tail, called the in­ci­dent a “gut punch” to an agency still re­cov­er­ing from a 2014 in­ci­dent in which Omar Gon­za­lez made his way deep into the ex­ec­u­tive man­sion be­fore be­ing tack­led by an off­duty agent in the East Room.

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