NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
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(White House: Kristen Welker) Concerns about the ability of the Secret Service to protect the First Family and the White House reviewed; video shown of Omar Gonzalez running toward the White House after jumping the fence; animation shown of Gonzalez’ passage through the Executive Mansion; details given about Secret Service director Julia Pierson’s release of inaccurate information. [At Congressional hearing, PIERSON - accepts responsibility.] [Representatives Darrell ISSA, Elijah CUMMINGS, Jason CHAFFETZ, Stephen LYNCH- question Pierson.] [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST – says the president has confidence in the Secret Service.] A report that the Secret Service allowed an armed security contractor with a criminal record into an elevator with the President mentioned.