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Hours Before Pierson Resigned, WH Said It Stood ‘Solidily Behind’ Her

Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday following the slew of revelations of security breaches on her watch, but the White House was still standing behind her as recently as this morning.

“The president and everybody here at the White House stands solidly behind all the men and women of the Secret Service, including the director of the Secret Service,” press secretary Josh Earnest told CNN.

Following the announcement of her resignation, Pierson told Bloomberg News she made the decision “in the best interest of the Secret Service” because it would “take pressure off of the organization.”

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