Trump removes secret service director in agency’s ‘near-systematic purge’

April FrancisApr 09, 2019

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.

Nielsen and Trump met over the weekend at the White House, and Trump later announced she should resign as head of the agency, which oversees the Secret Service.

Following an incident last week, where a Chinese woman entered Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort carrying Chinese passports and a flash drive with malware, Trump said he "could not be happier" with the job the Secret Service is doing.

Two officials told the Associated Press that Alles's departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency.

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The move comes after a series of leadership changes in the security branch of the Trump administration, including the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and the decision to withdraw Ronald Vitiello as his nominee for director of ICE. "Very happy with them". "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". The Associated Press reported that Nielsen had been frustrated with the difficulty of getting other departments to help to deal with the growing number of families crossing the border.

Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna and Office of the General Counsel's John Mitnick are two other officials expected soon to leave the department. 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.

Trump recently empowered adviser and immigration hardliner Stephen Miller to take charge of Team Trump's border policies "and he's executing his plan" by dismantling Homeland Security's leadership, the official said.

President Donald Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles.

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