The Latest: Trump picks new Secret Service director
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Secret Service (all times local):
President Donald Trump has picked a career Secret Service official, James Murray, to lead the agency. He’ll replace Randolph “Tex” Alles.
That’s according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who says Murray will assume the role next month.
Three administration officials said earlier Monday that Alles’ departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency. Sanders says Alles will be “leaving shortly.”
Sanders says Alles “has done a great job at the agency over the last two years,” and that Trump is thankful for his service.
U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles is expected to leave the Trump administration.
That’s according to two administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter.
The officials say Alles’ departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency. They said it was unrelated to the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and a recent security breach at the president’s private club in Florida.
Alles, a former Marine general, was recommended to the post by former White House chief of staff John Kelly.