BREAKING: Julia Pierson resigns as director of Secret Service


The announcement just came over the wire that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned.

From CNBC (via Associated Press):

Pierson has been under pressure since it came to light that a fence-jumper had made it further into the White House than previously reported. At a congressional hearing on Tuesday, she admitted that there had been mistakes in the execution of the agency’s “security plan.”

After the testimony, High-ranking lawmakers from both parties urged Pierson to resign.

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