CBS News White House Correspondent Bill Plante reports that the review of the Secret Service fence-jumping incident that was to be completed by an independent outside panel has now been submitted to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Johnson will meet with the panelists later this week to discuss their assessment of and recommendations for securing the White House, and a summary of the report will be made public at a future date.
Johnson appointed the panel of four independent experts in October, after the Secret Service faced heavy criticism over a September breach of the White House. A 42-year-old Texas man, Omar J. Gonzalez, was able to scale the White House fence, enter the unlocked front doors of the building, and run all the way into the East Room before he was apprehended by an off-duty Secret Service agent. The incident ultimately led to the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. Johnson also directed the review panel panel to recommend candidates for a new director for the Secret Service.