Bloody Monday rocks Homeland Security Department as Trump fires Secret Service director and THREE MORE top officials ‘quit’ just one day after Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s ouster
- Trump ordered acting White House chief of staff to fire Secret Service Director Randolph Alles
- On Sunday Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen got her walking papers after meeting with Trump and sharing her plans for immigration
- The second firing came as the agency dodges blame for Chinese malware security breach at Trump’s Florida golf resort
- Three more DHS departures folllowed Monday
- The USSS director’s ousting could mean immigration hardliner Stephen Miller is gaining more leverage in the White House
President Donald Trump followed the ouster of his Homeland Security secretary with another pink slip on Monday, this time axing the director of the U.S. Secret Service. Trump ordered acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to fire Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles. CNN first reported the move.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Cissna said hours later that he was leaving. So did DHS undersecretary for management Claire Grady and general counsel John Mitnick.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that 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.’
‘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.’ …