DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen isn’t the only one being let go from the Trump administration.
Reports are now that Randolph “Tex” Alles is also being removed from his position as Director of the Secret Service.
United States Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles is being removed from his position, multiple administration officials tell CNN. The Secret Service director reports to the Secretary of Homeland Security, who resigned Sunday. https://t.co/gMDam6mfne pic.twitter.com/NnbGaRppCU— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 8, 2019
United States Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles is being removed from his position, multiple administration officials tell CNN.
President Donald Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles. Alles remains in his position as of now but has been asked to leave.
The Secret Service director reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned on Sunday amid growing pressure from the President. The director oversees the Secret Service’s work on both protection and investigations.
“There is a near-systematic purge happening at the nation’s second-largest national security agency,” one senior administration official says.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services director Francis Cissna and Office of the General Counsel’s John Mitnick are expected to be gone soon, and the White House is eyeing others to be removed.
The President in recent weeks empowered Stephen Miller to lead the administration’s border policies “and he’s executing his plan” with what amounts to a wholesale decapitation or the Department of Homeland Security leadership, the official says.
Neither the USSS nor the White House immediately responded to CNN’s request for comment.
I would point out that Alles was put in this position almost exactly one year ago.
I know he reports to DHS, but I’m not sure why he’d have to go just because Nielsen was fired. Perhaps it has nothing to do with Nielsen and everything to do with the Chinese spy who got into Mar-a-lago?
A replacement for Alles has already been chosen and his name is James M. Murray:
NEW: “Mr. Alles will be leaving shortly and President Trump has selected James M. Murray, a career member of the USSS, to take over as director beginning in May," White House says. https://t.co/3yS8Wf5Ody pic.twitter.com/FYbLVMwWt7
— ABC News (@ABC) April 8, 2019