Secret Service Chief: Morale Suffering at Agency

WASHINGTON (AP) -

The acting director of the Secret Service warned lawmakers Wednesday of “potentially dire consequences” from lowered morale and operational security at the agency. He vowed to do better.

Joseph Clancy offered the sobering assessment in testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, making his first appearance on Capitol Hill since his appointment last month to lead the embattled agency. The Secret Service has suffered a string of embarrassments, including a fence jumper who made it into the White House, which led to the resignation of its previous director.