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Secret Service Chief to Depart Amid Shakeup at Homeland Security

  • People familiar said exit planned before breach at Mar-a-Lago
  • Trump ousted DHS Secretary Nielsen as part of broader change
Randolph Alles
Randolph Alles

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The director of the U.S. Secret Service will leave his job, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee said, amid an investigation into a security breach at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort and a broader shakeup within the Department of Homeland Security.

Ralph Alles “will be leaving shortly” from the Secret Service, Sanders said in a statement on Monday. A Chinese national, Yujing Zhang, was arrested March 30 after entering President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, resort with electronics including a thumb drive containing malware and lying to a Secret Service agent about why she was there.