WASHINGTON D.C. -- At first they said it wasn’t, and now the Secret Service says it probably was cyanide that was in an envelope sent to the White House on Monday.
Now, while that package undergoes more testing and officials investigate the genius who thought that was a good idea, the agency is poking and prodding in a few other areas too. Like trying to get a White House replica built for $8 million.
"We think it's important to have a true replica of what the White House is, so we can do a better job on this integrated training between our uniformed division officers, our agents and our tactical teams," Director Joe Clancy told Congress.
Critics say that what the agency really needs is to direct resources toward cleaning up its culture, after a series of problematic and embarrassing events. Director Clancy said those changes are going to "take time."