Trump Fires Secret Service Director In Latest Example Of Oval Office Chaos

Randolph Allles, official portrait, April 24, 2017. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo by Glenn FawcettRandolph Allles

Alles is being removed from his position despite Trump saying he "could not be happier with the Secret Service.

According to CNN, President Trump told his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire U.S. Secret Service director Randolph Alles.

Two weeks ago, Alles was told there would be a transition in leadership. He was asked to continue working in his position until he could be replaced. Officials in the Secret Service were surprised by the news.

Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Trump has picked James M. Murray, a career U.S. Secret Service official, to be Alles’s replacement.

"United States Secret Service director Randolph 'Tex' 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," she said.

This comes five days after Trump said he “could not be happier with Secret Service,” despite a recent trespasser at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.

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