Trump ousts secret service director

Randolph Alles was pushed aside with no given reason, but he said in a letter "transitions in leadership should be expected across the Department of Homeland Security."
2:23 | 04/09/19

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and the new shakeup at the WOUs. Less than 24 after forcing out the secretary of homeland security, president trump has pushed out the head of secret services, and Jon Karl is tracking it all. Reporter: It looks like an all-out purge of the leadership ranks of the department of homeland security with the secretary gone, the director of the secret service gone, and possibly more on the way out. There is so much uncertainty at the department of the homeland security right now that ousted secretary kirstjen Nielsen who said she was quitting immediately on Sunday now said she will stick around for a few more days, but she made that announcement at home. I share the president's concern for the border, and I'm going to do what I can for the next few days. Reporter: Nielsen heading out, the president also pushed aside the secret service director with no reason given. The move came as a surprise. Alles hastily writing a letter to employees claiming he wasn't fired, but he was told weeks ago by the administration that transition in leadership should be expected across the department of homeland security. And there are still more firings expected. At least two more senior officials at the department of homeland security expected to go in the coming days. This after the departure of FEMA director Brock long in February. The president's surprise announcement Friday that he wanted to change the head of the customs agency to step aside. We want to go in a tougher direction. Reporter: A federal judge in California has now blocked one of his tougher policies saying, a ruling that the United States can no longer force asylum seekers to wait on the Mexican side of the border while their cases are being heard in the U.S. The number of time officials serving without confirmation is Reporter: Take a look at this graphic, George. I count at least ten major positions within the trump administration that now do not have permanent leadership with temporary or acting leaders, and there does not seem to be much of a rush to put in permanent replacements. In fact, the president himself has said that he likes having acting heads of agencies. He appears to believe it gives him more flexibility. Jon, thanks.

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