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House Chairman Reads The Riot Act To Secret Service Director

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Thompson will hold a hearing this Thursday, and has invited Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, and the hoaxsters themselves, to testify. His office was not immediately available for comment.

The Secret Service has already copped to being "deeply concerned and embarrassed" by the incident. We may soon know why their faces are so red.

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