Sunday 25 August 2019

Outgoing Secret Service chief insists he wasn't fired by Donald Trump

U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Alles
REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo
U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Alles REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

Roberta Rampton

The outgoing director of the U.S. Secret Service Randolph "Tex" Alles said he was not fired, describing the shift as part of an "orderly transition in leadership" across the Department of Homeland Secretary.

"No doubt you have seen media reports regarding my 'firing.'

"I assure you that this is not the case, and in fact was told weeks ago by the administration that transitions in leadership should be expected across the Department of Homeland Security," Alles said in a message to Secret Service agent on Monday.

"The president has directed an orderly transition in leadership for this agency and I intend to abide by that direction," Alles said.

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Reuters

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