Trump fires U.S. Secret Service director

Trump fires U.S. Secret Service director

U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he will remove the Secret Service director, Randolph Alles, from his position.

In a statement, the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Alles had "done a great job at the agency over the last two years, and the president was thankful for his more than 40 years of service to the country."

She added that Trump named career Secret Service official James Murray as the new director of Secret Service.

Alles’ departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency, three officials told the Associated Press, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter. The officials said Alles’ departure was unrelated to Nielsen’s resignation, or a security breach at the president’s private club in Florida, the Guardian reported.