United States President, Donald Trump has fired the director of the US Secret Service, Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles.
Alles was fires after 40 years in service. In a statement by Press secretary, Sarah Sanders, she said: “Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles has done a great job at the agency over the last two years, and the President is thankful for his over 40 years of service to the country.”
Mr Alles’ departure comes a day after DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tendered her resignation under pressure over the situation at the US-Mexico border.
She said Secret Service, careerist James Murray would take over as director in May.
Mr Alles reported directly to Ms Nielsen, who announced her resignation on Sunday, after facing increasing pressure to do so from Mr Trump.
Trump had repeatedly accused Ms Nielsen of not being tough enough on border security.