The Secret Service has responsibility for protecting the President, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 3056 which reads in part as follows:
‘Subject to the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, United States Secret Service, Treasury Department, is authorized to protect the person of the President of the United States, the members of his immediate family, the President elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, and the. Vice President-elect; protect. a former President, at his request, for a reasonable period after he leaves office;
Presidential protection includes not only physical security measures against direct threats or attacks against the President, but protection against accidental and impersonal dangers inherent in Presidential travel and other activities. This responsibility must be carried out, however, in a manner that will not interfere unduly with the official activities of the President or with his personal life...
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