Trump orders firing of US Secret Service chief: CNN


WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is firing the director of the U.S. Secret Service director, the agency that provides protection for him and other top US officials, CNN reported on Monday, one day after the resignation of another top national security official, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Secret Service Director Randolph Alles, CNN reported, citing multiple administration officials.

The White House, Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Reuters.

One official described the firings to CNN as “a near-systematic purge” at the Department of Homeland Security.