President Donald Trump sacks Secret Service boss Randolph Alles

U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Alles speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. on Oct. 26 2018

U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Alles speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. on Oct. 26 2018

U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is stepping down from his post, officials said Monday, in the latest shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security following outgoing Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation. "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".

Alles' departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter.

On Friday, after announcing the withdrawal of Vitiello's nomination, Trump told reporters: "Ron's a good man, but we're going in a tougher direction".

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His ouster comes after a Chinese woman carrying a thumb drive infected with malware talked her way into Mar-a-Lago, the president's club in Palm Beach, Fla., while the president was nearby. Unconfirmed reports citing the same anonymous sources also say that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Francis Cissna and DHS General Counsel John Mitnick will be asked to leave as well. "Very happy with them".

Alles is expected to remain on the job for the time being until a new director can be appointed and confirmed, the law enforcement official told ABC News. Before that, he worked for CBP in a variety of capacities since his retirement from the US Marine Corps in 2011. Alles reported to Nielsen.

Interim secretaries are also in place at the Departments of Defence, the Department of the Interior and the Office of Management and Budget, among other federal agencies.

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