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Secret Service confirms man shot himself outside White House

The Secret Service confirmed Saturday that an unidentified man shot himself outside of the White House along the north fence line.

The agency tweeted Saturday that medical personnel were responding to a male victim outside the north fence line who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There was no immediate word on the victim's condition.

President Trump, who is in Florida, was briefed shortly after the incident.
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WaPo - Developing: Man suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound near White House, Secret Service says
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Addie wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:46 pm
The Hill
Secret Service confirms man shot himself outside White House

The Secret Service confirmed Saturday that an unidentified man shot himself outside of the White House along the north fence line.

The agency tweeted Saturday that medical personnel were responding to a male victim outside the north fence line who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There was no immediate word on the victim's condition.

President Trump, who is in Florida, was briefed shortly after the incident.
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WaPo - Developing: Man suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound near White House, Secret Service says
What bad luck that President Bonespur wasn't at the White House then, because he would surely have rushed out to disarm the man and subdue him.

We know that because President Bonespur assured us that he would have personally stormed Stoneman Douglas School unarmed to neutralize the shooter there, for he is a bigly brave man whose courage is only exceeded by his modesty, his stability and his genius.

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Sam the Centipede wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:51 pm
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WaPo - Developing: Man suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound near White House, Secret Service says
What bad luck that President Bonespur wasn't at the White House then, because he would surely have rushed out to disarm the man and subdue him.

We know that because President Bonespur assured us that he would have personally stormed Stoneman Douglas School unarmed to neutralize the shooter there, for he is a bigly brave man whose courage is only exceeded by his modesty, his stability and his genius.
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Don't forget his stamina ! :doh:

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Cameron Ross Burgess: White House suicide victim was 2013 graduate of Auburn University

Cameron Ross Burgess of Alabama has been identified as the man who killed himself near the White House on Saturday, Secret Service officials said.

Burgess, 26, lived in Maylene in Shelby County. Burgess allegedly shot himself Saturday around 11:46 a.m. as he stood near the fence at the north side of the White House. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were in Florida at the time of the incident; the president has been briefed on the shooting. ...

Burgess' name was initially withheld pending notification of next of kin, law enforcement officials said. A motive behind the suicide has not been released.

Burgess reportedly shot himself amid a crowd of more than 100 people who fled after the gunfire. His car, a Honda Accord with Alabama license plates, was parked near the Capital Hilton Hotel and was searched after the shooting. ...

The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department is leading the investigation with support from the U.S. Secret Service Washington Field Office.
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Shots Fired At Trump's Miami Golf Course, One Arrested

One person has been detained after shots were fired at the the Trump National Doral Golf Club, near Miami, Florida.

According to the Doral Police Department, there are no known victims and no further threat expected. According to CBS4 News in Miami, the suspect is believed to have been shot and wounded by police during a confrontation, in which an officer was also injured.

A reporter for CBS4 News in Miami tweeted, "It is not clear if the man was armed or if he exchanged gunfire with officers. Both Doral Police and Miami Dade PD were involved. One officer was injured during the initial scuffle with police."

The Trump National Doral Golf Club was first established in 1962 in a western suburb of Miami by real estate developer Alfred Kaskel. The Trump Organization purchased the resort in 2012 for $150 million from its bankrupt owners

The purchase and renovation of the resort was financed with a $125 million loan from Deutsche Bank.
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CNN: Man yelling about the President opens fire at Trump golf resort
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Man firing gun and ranting about Trump shot by police inside Trump National Doral resort

A gunman ranting about President Donald Trump walked into the lobby of Trump National Doral Miami resort early Friday morning, draped an American flag on the counter and began firing.

The man — identified as Jonathan Oddi, 42, who was not a guest at the resort — waited in the lobby for police officers to arrive before luring them into a gunfight, authorities said. During the gunfight, the unidentified man was struck several times in the lower body. No workers at the resort or guests were injured. A Doral cop hurt his wrist. ...

Miami-Dade's police director said Oddi removed a flag from the back of the property and entered the lobby shouting "anti-Trump rhetoric," later shooting into the ceiling and chandeliers as officer rushed in. Five officers fired their weapons, Perez said, and Oddi suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the legs.

News footage shows Oddi, who lived nearby at a Doral apartment complex, arriving at Kendall Regional Medical Center on a stretcher. Doral mayor J.C. Bermudez said authorities do not believe the shooting was terrorism related. ...

Police said the lobby wasn’t crowded, but there were employees and hotel guests there. By sunrise, an array of federal agencies were on scene: the Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the police shooting, along with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
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Miami Herald: The gunman shot at Trump hotel was a stripper and porn actor who loved Melania Trump
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Im surprised there hasn’t been more of this kind of thing.
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kate520 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Im surprised there hasn’t been more of this kind of thing.

Yes. Losing track because shooting in TX, but since he got in the front door, I assume the shooter is white? :sarcasm:

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Secret Service arrests White House contractor with outstanding attempted murder warrant

The Secret Service arrested a contractor outside the White House on Tuesday for an outstanding warrant that includes an attempted murder charge, CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid reports.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's department of Prince George's Country, Maryland, told CBS News that the department had an outstanding warrant for a person by the name of Martese M. Edwards, on an attempted first-degree murder charge, dated May 17.

The Secret Service issued the following statement to CBS News:
"On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Secret Service was notified by the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) that Martese Edwards was the subject of a warrant issued out of Prince Georges County, MD. On June 5, 2018, Edwards was promptly arrested by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers at a checkpoint outside of the White House complex when he was reporting to work as a contractor. Edwards was transported to MPD Second District for processing."
The Associated Press said the Secret Service didn't provide Edwards' exact job or where he worked at the White House. It wasn't immediately clear if he has a lawyer.
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Watchdog: Secret Service for Eric, Donald Trump Jr. trips cost $230,000 in 1 month

Secret Service protection for President Donald Trump's two adult sons cost more than $230,000 in one month last year, according to documents obtained by a government watchdog.

Per documents made public Wednesday by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Secret Service spent more than $200,000 when Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump went to the United Arab Emirates to formally open the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai in February 2017.

According to the documents released through a Freedom of Information Act request, the protective agency spent about $125,000 on airfare, another $75,000 on hotel rooms, and $15,000 more on other expenses such as transportation.

A similar trip to Dubai to attend a wedding in April cost only $73,000, CREW reported. The nonprofit organization did not offer an explanation why the 2017 trip cost "significantly more."
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Addie wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:39 pm
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Watchdog: Secret Service for Eric, Donald Trump Jr. trips cost $230,000 in 1 month

Secret Service protection for President Donald Trump's two adult sons cost more than $230,000 in one month last year, according to documents obtained by a government watchdog.

Per documents made public Wednesday by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Secret Service spent more than $200,000 when Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump went to the United Arab Emirates to formally open the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai in February 2017.

According to the documents released through a Freedom of Information Act request, the protective agency spent about $125,000 on airfare, another $75,000 on hotel rooms, and $15,000 more on other expenses such as transportation.

A similar trip to Dubai to attend a wedding in April cost only $73,000, CREW reported. The nonprofit organization did not offer an explanation why the 2017 trip cost "significantly more."
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Slim Cognito wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Addie wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:39 pm
USA Today
Watchdog: Secret Service for Eric, Donald Trump Jr. trips cost $230,000 in 1 month

Secret Service protection for President Donald Trump's two adult sons cost more than $230,000 in one month last year, according to documents obtained by a government watchdog.

Per documents made public Wednesday by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Secret Service spent more than $200,000 when Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump went to the United Arab Emirates to formally open the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai in February 2017.

According to the documents released through a Freedom of Information Act request, the protective agency spent about $125,000 on airfare, another $75,000 on hotel rooms, and $15,000 more on other expenses such as transportation.

A similar trip to Dubai to attend a wedding in April cost only $73,000, CREW reported. The nonprofit organization did not offer an explanation why the 2017 trip cost "significantly more."
Let me take a wack at that...
Maybe the Secret Service is a bit more cautious and restricts the billing and force the Jrs to take part of the bill. Like low room rates :think:

the April wedding in Dubai was also business:
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/05/poli ... index.html

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National Security Archive
Judge Lets Secret Service Hide White House Visitor Logs

Washington, D.C., July 27, 2018 - Federal Judge Katherine Failla agreed with government lawyers and is allowing the Secret Service to hide the White House visitor logs in a FOIA lawsuit brought by the National Security Archive, together with the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The visitor logs - 5.99 million records worth - were routinely released by the Obama administration, with no harm to national security or personal privacy.

Judge Failla, of the Southern District of New York, relied on a 2013 D.C. Circuit ruling in finding that the visitor logs for core White House offices are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, although she agreed that certain other parts of the Executive Office of the President are covered.

The Secret Service has already admitted during the course of the lawsuit that it maintains no records system for tracking the president's visitors at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties, meaning anyone - foreign lobbyists and otherwise - can pay for access to the president without being vetted or recorded.

The only record the government has released so far in response to the FOIA suit is one document, totaling two pages, concerning the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - this after telling Judge Failla and the plaintiffs that DHS would produce all the visitor logs.
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H/T GreatGrey
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Thanks for the link, BrianH:
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, "We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures." She added, "These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law."

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Update:
Reuters: No suspicious package addressed to White House

There was no suspicious package addressed to the White House on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Earlier, the source believed there had been a package intercepted. The U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday said it had intercepted suspicious packages addressed to former President Barack Obama in Washington and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New York.
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Suspicious package addressed to the White House intercepted: CNN
A suspicious package apparently containing a pipe bomb that was addressed to the White House was intercepted on Wednesday, according to CNN, which cited a law enforcement official.

Earlier in the day, the Secret Service said that "potential explosive devices" were addressed to former President Barack Obama and ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Time Warner building in New York City on Wednesday was evacuated following a report of suspicious package.

The device sent to the White House was similar to those sent to Clinton and Obama, according to the CNN report. It was also similar to the device sent to the liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros earlier in the week, CNN said.
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Man sets his jacket on fire outside the White House, authorities say

A man riding a motorized wheelchair apparently set his jacket on fire outside the White House on Friday afternoon, but was not critically injured, according to the U.S. Secret Service and the D.C. fire department.

Doug Buchanan, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, said the fire was extinguished by the time firefighters arrived at the scene in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a main gathering spot for tourists.

Buchanan said the person was taken to an area hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening. The incident occurred a few minutes before 3 p.m.

Police initially said the man was riding a scooter.

The Secret Service said uniformed officers gave the man medical attention. Part of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed for the investigation. It was not immediately clear if the man was protesting something.

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Man sets himself on fire near White House

A man set himself on fire early Wednesday afternoon on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington, D.C., not far from the White House, the Secret Service said.

A spokesman for the Washington Fire Department told CNBC that, “I can confirm that we’ve transported one patient with burns from the Ellipse and we’re now on the scene assisting law enforcement,” referring to Park Police and U.S. Secret Service officers.

The Ellipse is a 52-acre park area that lies south of the White House, and north of the National Mall, in the heart of Washington. The fire occurred just north of the Washington Monument.

Secret Service spokesman Jeffrey Adams said in a statement that the agency’s Uniformed Division Officers “responded in seconds” after the “male individual lit himself on fire.”

“The individual is being transported to a local hospital,” Adams added.

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Man sets himself on fire near White House
TMZ: Signs He Was Hallucinating on Drugs ... Cops Believe:
D.C. law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops believe Gupta was high on a drug called K2, which was laced with PCP.

We're told responding officers saw signs Gupta was hallucinating -- he also did not respond to their commands to roll over as they tried to extinguish him.

K2 is a synthetic THC, composed almost entirely of chemicals, which is banned in the U.S. There have been widespread incidents of people getting violent and delusional on K2.


The man died from his injuries Wednesday night in the hospital.

Authorities identified him as Arnav Gupta of Bethesda, MD. He was 33 years old and his family had reported him missing on Wednesday morning.

It's still unclear if Gupta had any specific motive ... however, cops in Maryland had said in a media release early Wednesday -- prior to his self-immolation -- that they were "concerned for Gupta's physical and emotional welfare."
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That was very disturbing to watch. It was also quite obvious that he didn't want it put out which was equally disturbing.
The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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White House area on lockdown after individual arrested by Secret Service

The Secret Service arrested an individual on Wednesday after they allegedly dropped a backpack and attempted to jump a bike rack outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue.

The incident took place at 2:45 p.m., Secret Service said, and prompted law enforcement to cordon off Lafayette Park and close Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th and 17th streets to traffic. The bike racks are located near the fences along the perimeter of the building. ...

Around the same time, multiple White House correspondents tweeted that the building had gone into lockdown and that Secret Service had asked them to go into the briefing room.

Mark Knoller of CBS News tweeted a photo that showed armed Secret Service officers positioned on the North Lawn.

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The Secret Service is buying two Jet Skis in an effort to protect the first family at waterfront resorts, according to an agency memo reported by Washington, D.C.’s NBC News 4.

The agency said it needs the equipment to protect the Trump family while they engage in “water sports” at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., and while the family is in the Hamptons in New York, according to the report.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administra ... waterfront#

I'm no security expert, but this sounds like a load of crap to me.

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Miami Herald
New incident at Mar-a-Lago under ‘criminal investigation’ by Secret Service

Palm Beach police say they are conducting an “open and active criminal investigation” at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s South Florida estate, following an unspecified incident Monday night. ...

Michael Ogrodnick, a police spokesman, declined further comment Tuesday, citing the investigation. But the department did provide a nearly completely redacted incident report showing officers were called around 7 p.m. to “assist” another law enforcement agency. The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

While law enforcement officials would not discuss the nature of the investigation, Mar-a-Lago security has been breached repeatedly since Trump became president. The private Palm Beach club and mansion has witnessed several high-profile trespassing incidents.

Mar-a-Lago has been on heightened alert since Trump ordered a military strike that killed an influential Iranian general last week. Trump gave the order from the club. On Sunday, an adviser to Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, tweeted a Forbes list of Trump’s properties, including Mar-a-Lago, then followed up by saying that “We have ZERO problems with the American people ... Our sole problem is Trump. In the event of war, it is he who will bear full responsibility.” ...

Trump left Mar-a-Lago Sunday and returned to Washington D.C., after spending his winter holiday in South Florida. The Trump Organization has long run the mansion as a private club for members. The president also declared it his legal residence late last year. Secret Service is in charge of security when the president is staying at the club. Members of his immediate family also have Secret Service details that accompany them there. Otherwise security is provided by private contractors.

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Police, Secret Service mum after new incident at Mar-a-Lago

On Sunday night, an hour before Trump departed from Palm Beach International Airport, a Florida man who had been dishonorably discharged from the Marines for sex offenses was arrested after authorities said he got past two checkpoints by falsely identifying himself as part of the president’s helicopter crew.

Mar-a-Lago has had its own security breaches, with at least three trespassing events over the past 14 months, two of them involving Chinese nationals. ...

With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway to the west, Mar-a-Lago sits on the Palm Beach barrier island, a 128-room, 62,500-square-foot (5,8000-square-meter) symbol of opulence and power. The Trump family business doubled the initiation fee to $200,000 after the president was elected in 2016. He spends many weekends between November and April there, mingling with the club’s 500 members, who pay $14,000 in annual dues to belong. New members pay a $200,000 initiation fee.

Federal agencies spent about $3.4 million per Trump visit to the resort, much of it on security, according to an analysis of four 2017 trips by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The Secret Service doesn’t decide who is invited or welcome at the resort; that responsibility belongs to the club. Agents do screen guests outside the perimeter before they’re screened again inside.

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The Trump administration is seeking to delay a Democratic effort to require the Secret Service to disclose how much it spends protecting President Trump and his family when they travel — until after the 2020 election, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The issue has emerged as a sticking point in recent weeks as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and key senators have been negotiating draft legislation to move the Secret Service back to his department, its historic home.

Mnuchin has balked at Democratic demands that the bill require the Secret Service to disclose the costs related to the travel of the president and his adult children within 120 days after it is passed, according to people with knowledge of the talks. Mnuchin has agreed to Democrats’ push for a requirement that the Secret Service report its travel expenses but wants such disclosures to begin next year.

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