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Secret Service director says agency will participate in assassination attempt investigation amid questions over procedures

By Whitney Wild, CNN (CNN) — In her first public statement since the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle on Monday said the agency will “participate fully” in an independent review ordered by President Joe Biden and also said the agency will work with Congress on “any oversight

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Trump is helped off the stage at the rally in Butler

How the assassination attempt on Trump unfolded

CNN, POOL, GETTY IMAGES, AP, KDKA, WFMZ, NICO MITCHELL, TIKTOK, TMX, Nico Mitchell/TikTok By Jeremy Herb and Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) — Former President Donald Trump’s rally speech in Butler, Pennsylvania, Saturday evening began just as it had at dozens of rallies previously – his attendees chanted “USA! USA!” and Trump clapped and pointed to faces

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Mike and Amber DiFrischia speak to CNN's Erin Burnett on Sunday about the cellphone video they captured of a gunman firing at former President Donald Trump at a rally in Butler

‘Very hectic, very fast’: Trump rally attendees who filmed shooter describe chaotic scene as assassination attempt unfolded

By Jack Forrest, CNN (CNN) — Two eyewitnesses who captured cellphone video of a gunman firing at former President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, said they attempted to warn authorities of the shooter’s position but things “got very hectic, very fast.” Mike and Amber DiFrischia told CNN’s Erin Burnett

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Local officer tried to stop gunman on rooftop, but was unable to engage him, Butler County sheriff says

By Pamela Brown and Shoshana Dubnow, CNN (CNN) — A local police officer saw the gunman on the rooftop during former President Donald Trump’s Pennsylvania rally on Saturday but was unable to engage him, Butler County Sheriff Michael T. Slupe told CNN’s Pamela Brown on Sunday. Slupe said that Butler Township officers received calls about

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Secret Service faces serious questions about security footprint and rooftop access at Trump event

By Whitney Wild, Evan Perez and Tierney Sneed, CNN (CNN) — In the wake of the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, there are widespread concerns and questions about how a sniper was able to obtain rooftop access roughly 150 meters from the former president’s position at the podium at an outdoor rally. Sources have described the shooting

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