Kevin Johnson and David Jackson USA TODAY Published 3:11 PM EDT Apr 8, 2019 WASHINGTON – The Trump administration Monday continued its leadership purge at the top levels of the Department of Homeland Security, announcing the removal of Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles. “Alles has done a great job at the agency over the last two years, and the president is thankful for his over 40 years of service to the country,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. She said he would be replaced by James Murray, a career Secret Service employee who had previously led the agency’s Washington field office. Despite the glowing assessment of praise, the White House offered no explanation for Alles’ removal. Alles, who took office less than two years ago as the service was emerging from a series of White House security breaches and incidents of misconduct, was informed two weeks ago that the White House was removing him, said a senior official who is not authorized to comment publicly. The person said his ouster was part of a leadership shakeup throughout the Department of Homeland Security. The announcement of Alles’ removal came less than a day after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen abruptly resigned on Sunday… Read full this story
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