Trump praised the Secret Service last week after a Chinese National was caught trying to breach security at Mar-A-Lago. However, this move looks to be a part of a larger shake-up at DHS.
President Donald Trump has instructed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to fire U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Alles, NBC News reported Monday.
The staffing development, first reported Monday afternoon by CNN, leaves the Department of Homeland Security without a Senate-confirmed official in yet another top role.
The Secret Service chief’s ouster comes less than a day after the announcement that Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security, would also be leaving the administration.
Trump tweeted Sunday that Kevin McAleenan, the current commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, would serve as the acting Homeland Security secretary.