The Not-So-Secret Service
While much of what the Secret Service does is, well, secret, the normally out-of-the-spotlight agency has been in the news lately. Two agents are sharing accounts of then-President Donald Trump angrily berating the Secret Service after he demanded to go to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Now the agency's director, James Murray, is leaving to join Snapchat (a long-planned departure unrelated to the recent scrutiny, officials say).
There's plenty more information about this more-than-150-year-old federal law enforcement agency that's not so well hidden. From its origins and duties to some of the more salacious details of what it takes to guard world leaders, here are some things you might not know about the U.S. Secret Service.