Donald Trump Removing Secret Service Director Randolph Alles

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The officials also intimated that the decision to fire Alles, who reported directly to the head of the Department of Homeland Security, was part of the ongoing change of personnel at that department, and was not related to the alleged intrusion that occurred last weekend at Trump's resort Mar-a-Lago.

On the tail of the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the withdrawal of the nomination of would-be ICE director Ronald Vitiello, Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is leaving his position, as well, CNN first reported Monday.

The White House confirmed Alles' departure and said Trump has picked career Secret Service official James Murray to lead the agency.

Two officials told the Associated Press that Alles's departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency.

News of Randolph Alles' departure comes a day after the administration's homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned.

A source involved in the process pointed out that both Alles and Nielsen were brought into the administration by former White House chief of staff John Kelly.

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Coveney added that Ireland plans to support Britain's request for a short further delay to its European Union exit. The offer of the olive branch was accepted by the Labour leader, who said that "we will meet the prime minister".

Trump also announced that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be appointed as acting DHS secretary. A former two-star Marine Corps general, he was the first Secret Service director in at least a century to have not come from within the agency.

President Donald Trump on Monday reportedly fired the head of the Secret Service.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Secret Service did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Reuters news agency.

Trump has reportedly become "unhinged" as large numbers of migrants have been approaching the United States border in an effort to claim asylum in the country.

Kelly, who left the White House at the end of previous year, also supported Kirstjen Nielsen when she succeeded him at homeland security. Trump was so frustrated about the increase that he announced he would cut off USA aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Alles had been in the role for two years and came into the job after serving time as a major general in the Marines. Alles remains in his position as of now but has been asked to leave.

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