Donald Trump has instructed his acting chief of staff to fire the head of the Secret Service, according to reports.
Multiple senior administration officials have told CNN and NBC News that the president had told Mick Mulvaney to fire Randolph Alles two weeks ago, marking the latest top official to be forced out of their position during the tumultuous administration.
The news of Mr Alles’ departure follows just a day after Kirstjen Nielsen announced that she was leaving her post as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Multiple senior administration officials tell CNN that POTUS told chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to fire US Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles, a conversation that took place a week before last. Alles remains in the position as of now but has been asked to leave.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 8, 2019
Mr Alles was appointed to his position two years ago, and came into the job after serving time in the Marines.
The departures indicate unstable circumstances at the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service.
More firings or departures may be coming in the coming weeks, as the dust settles from Ms Nielsen’s abrupt resignation.
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