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Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 08, 2019 12:31PM
*See The Night Of The Long Knives purge by Hitler in 1934

United States Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles is being removed from his position, multiple administration officials tell CNN.
[www.cnn.com]
President Donald Trump instructed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to fire Alles. Alles remains in his position as of now but has been asked to leave.
The Secret Service director reports directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned on Sunday amid growing pressure from the President. The director oversees the Secret Service's work on both protection and investigations.

"There is a near-systematic purge happening at the nation's second-largest national security agency," one senior administration official says.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services director Francis Cissna and Office of the General Counsel's John Mitnick are expected to be gone soon, and the White House is eyeing others to be removed.
The President in recent weeks empowered Stephen Miller to lead the administration's border policies "and he's executing his plan" with what amounts to a wholesale decapitation or the Department of Homeland Security leadership, the official says.
Neither the USSS nor the White House immediately responded to CNN's request for comment.

Alles previously served in Customs and Border Protection leadership and also led that agency's Air and Marine Operations. He is a 35-year veteran of the Marine Corps.
It was not immediately clear what prompted his firing, but the Secret Service recently came under scrutiny after a Chinese woman illegally entered the President's Mar-a-Lago club carrying Chinese passports and a flash drive containing malware.



History's echos reverberate from Trump's father's German birthplaces.
*Night of the Long Knives, in German history, purge of Nazi leaders by Adolf Hitler on June 30, 1934. Hitler ordered his elite SS guards to murder the paramilitary SA organization’s leaders, including Ernst Röhm. Also killed that night were hundreds of other perceived opponents of Hitler.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/08/2019 12:47PM by Steve G..
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 08, 2019 01:25PM
Entertainment-wise President reaches out to HBO for next Personal Security Chief


Phone call for you, Mr. Clegane!
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: steve...
Date: April 08, 2019 01:38PM
I hear there are several former KGB officials also under consideration.




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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 08, 2019 01:45PM

another memorable day at the White House
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: April 08, 2019 02:48PM
The head of the Secret Service should not be answerable to the President or anyone appointed by the president. It is a non-political job with whose job is to protect the president (and others). that person should have the authority to do what is needed without the person he is trying to protect second-guessing. Make the director answerable to Congress or the courts, not someone who may be upset because he couldn't stop at McDonald's.



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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 08, 2019 03:03PM
Trump über Alles ?
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 08, 2019 03:10PM
“It is unbelievable how easy my plan has been to execute. The Senate Republicans are so easily manipulated by me through my toady in the White House.”





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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 08, 2019 03:19PM
....Putin.....on the Ritz......



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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: April 08, 2019 04:14PM
What is going on?

DHS leadership vacuum:
No confirmed secretary
No dep. secretary
No Secret Service chief
No head of FEMA
No head of ICE
No head of science & technology branch
No head of policy branch
No Inspector General
No Customs and Boarder Protection commissioner once McAleenan moves over
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 08, 2019 05:05PM
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Blankity Blank
What is going on?

DHS leadership vacuum:
No confirmed secretary
No dep. secretary
No Secret Service chief
No head of FEMA
No head of ICE
No head of science & technology branch
No head of policy branch
No Inspector General
No Customs and Boarder Protection commissioner once McAleenan moves over

Would you take a top-level job there? I don’t think I would (even if I didn’t think Trump was an @#$%&).
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: April 08, 2019 05:18PM
The Secret Service never should have been separated from the Dept of Treasury. Seems that most of their troubles started after they became part of DHS.
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: April 09, 2019 06:43AM
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Lemon Drop
The Secret Service never should have been separated from the Dept of Treasury. Seems that most of their troubles started after they became part of DHS.

This is only the first bullet point of a memo about what a complete disaster the DHS has been for the U.S. government and people.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: April 09, 2019 06:45AM
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Blankity Blank
What is going on?

DHS leadership vacuum:
No confirmed secretary
No dep. secretary
No Secret Service chief
No head of FEMA
No head of ICE
No head of science & technology branch
No head of policy branch
No Inspector General
No Customs and Boarder Protection commissioner once McAleenan moves over

ACTING! GENIUS!

The pres doesn't like all of this 'Senate confirmation' nonsense - it means that he has to wait, and pick people who aren't human trash bags.

He likes acting. Acting is great.

It's actually fine, because the only things an acting director can't do is make real policy or regulations. Which works for this pres because nearly all of his policies and regulations are in court, being rejected or suspended.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: GGD
Date: April 09, 2019 11:55AM
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rjmacs
ACTING! GENIUS!

The pres doesn't like all of this 'Senate confirmation' nonsense - it means that he has to wait, and pick people who aren't human trash bags.

But it looks like he didn't read all of the fine print before he tried appointing an Acting head of DHS. He might need to first fire the Undersecretary for Management Claire Grady.

[www.politico.com]

Quote

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and several legal experts are questioning President Donald Trump’s authority to bypass a senior Homeland Security official in order to install a hand-picked acting head of the Cabinet agency that oversees immigration enforcement.

After Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Sunday that she was resigning, Trump announced on Twitter that Customs and Border Patrol Director Kevin McAleenan would take over DHS on an acting basis.

However, in a letter to Trump on Monday, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) wrote that “the law of succession at the Department is clear” that upon Nielsen’s departure the temporary duty to lead the agency would pass to Undersecretary for Management Claire Grady.

The legal hitch could lead Trump to fire Grady, since she appears to be an obstacle to McAleenan being able to assume the top role at the agency.

“The Under Secretary for Management, Claire M. Grady, who has served in that position since August 2017 and as the Acting Deputy Secretary or Senior Official Performing the Duties [of deputy secretary] since April 2018, is statutorily required to serve as Acting Secretary,” wrote Thompson, the Homeland Security chairman. “I strongly urge you to follow the law in this matter and to nominate a suitable candidate for Secretary as expeditiously as possible.”

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Re: Secret Service Director about to be ousted-CNN
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 09, 2019 07:26PM
"The legal hitch could lead Trump to fire Grady"

Done.



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