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U.S. Secret Service Director to Step Down

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy

Washington, February 15 (RHC)-- U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy has planned to resign next month, leaving President Donald Trump to pick the person he wants to lead the 7,000-employee agency tasked with protecting the president and his family. 

The agency made the announcement on Tuesday, adding that Clancy will step down on March 4th after nearly 30 years on the job.  The resignation came only three weeks after the director of Secret Service was praised by Trump.  Clancy came out of retirement in 2014 to take over the embattled agency amid a series of security breaches and embarrassing scandals. 

In a note to staffers, the 70-year-old stated that the new U.S. president and his administration have been supportive of him; however, it was time to step down once again for “personal reasons.” 

Reacting to the resignation, Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of House of Representatives Oversight Committee released a statement wishing Clancy the best.  The congressman recommended that Trump select a new security chief from outside the agency.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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