The public hearing has concluded, so everyone involved is shifting to a closed session now.
But the public session — lasting for about three and a half hours — provided a look at the problems currently facing the embattled Secret Service. Julia Pierson, the agency’s director, has promised a full review of everything from what happened when an intruder made it into the fence to the way agents can use force. She vowed that this will not happen again.
At the same time, the members of the House oversight committee repeatedly hammered at the same questions: How could this happen, what was being done to prevent it from happening again and why should the public have any trust in the agency? And it is unclear if the answers Pierson provided will be enough in the face of calls for an independent review.
In any event, we are winding down our live updates. Head here for our latest story on the hearing.