Secret Service director out less than 24 hours after DHS secretary resigns

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"United States Secret Service director 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".

US Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles is the latest administration official to get the boot as the president prepares to assemble a team that takes an even harder line on immigration.

More top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are leaving the Trump administration, two senior administration officials said Monday, increasing the leadership vacuum at DHS as Washington grapples with the news of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation.

The departures indicate unstable circumstances at the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service.

She said Secret Service member James Murray would take over as director in May.

Last week, a Chinese national was caught at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, in possession of a flash drive containing malware.

On Friday, after announcing the withdrawal of Vitiello's nomination, Trump told reporters: "Ron's a good man, but we're going in a tougher direction". "Very happy with them".

A law enforcement official tells ABC News Alles was told a couple of weeks ago that he would be let go as part of a broader house cleaning at Homeland Security. The announcement of his departure comes a day after the ouster of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. This access does not afford an individual proximity to the President or other Secret Service protectees.

Per the report, DHS General Counsel John Mitnick and U.S. Citizienship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna "are expected to be gone soon". Alles remains in his position as of now but has been asked to leave.

One official described the firings as "a near-systematic purge" at the Department of Homeland Security.

Alles - a 35-year veteran of the Marines - had also had leadership posts in Customs and Border Protection and led the agency's Air and Marine Operations.

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