Trump Replacing Secret Service Director

Apr 09, 2019, 01:00
Trump Replacing Secret Service Director

Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles, CNN reported, citing multiple administration officials.

The news was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement. According to The Washington Post, the criminal complaint filed by Secret Service agent Samuel Ivanovich stated, "Zhang was asked if the true member. was her father, but she did not give a definitive answer".

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His appointment was set to fulfill the recommendations of a group of former senior government officials that reviewed the Secret Service in 2014 and found that it was an "insular agency" in need of an outsider to lead it.

The Secret Service also came under scrutiny last week after a Chinese woman carrying electronic devices bluffed her way through security checks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. "I, therefore, write to ask that you expand any investigation of the recent security breach at Mar-a-Lago to include an examination of the circumstances surrounding President Trump's reported firing of the Secret Service Director", Warren concluded. The source said that his departure comes after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation on April 7. This access does not afford an individual proximity to the President or other Secret Service protectees.

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Randolph Alles is one of several Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials being ousted on Monday, says the BBC's United States affiliate, CBS News. Alles, who served more than three decades in the Marine Corps and retired as a major general in 2011, previously held a top post at U.S. Customs and Border Protection before taking the post at Secret Service.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services director Francis Cissna and Office of the General Counsel's John Mitnick were also expected to be canned in the days or weeks ahead - and the White House is eyeballing others as well.

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One anonymous official tells CNN that the Trump White House is undergoing something close to a full cleansing of people working at important national security positions.