Obama still has confidence in Secret Service

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WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama still has full confidence in Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy despite the investigation into two senior Secret Service agents accused of driving a car into a White House security barrier.

Obama learned about the incident earlier in the week, before word broke publicly through the news media.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz says Obama was disappointed to learn about the incident. But he says nobody has higher standards for the Secret Service than Clancy.

Schultz says Clancy will continue making reforms to address the problems in the agency.

The two agents under investigation had allegedly been drinking before the incident. Clancy has asked the Homeland Security Department’s investigator general to conduct an independent investigation.

ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

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