Head of US Secret Service to quit job

10 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: The head of the US Secret Service, which guards President Donald Trump and visiting heads of state, is stepping down, the White House said Monday in the administration’s latest sign of turbulence, reports AFP.

“United States Secret Service director Randolph ‘Tex’ 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,” Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

No reason was given for Alles’ sudden departure. However, the former Marine general quickly denied that he had been pushed out.