5 Recent Secret Service Failures in Protecting President Obama

U.S. Representative Rangel smiles as President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet members of the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington

Sept. 27, 2014

President Barack Obama’s security was put at risk when an unidentified man posing as a member of Congress made his way into a secure area backstage at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington, D.C.

A White House official, who refused to be named, revealed the man entered the backstage area during or just after Obama’s speech at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as members of Congress gathered there to have their pictures taken with the president.

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