White House security questions persist
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.