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CNN Reports Secret Service Officials Found Out Director Was Removed by Trump … From CNN

CNN is reporting this afternoon that Secret Service officials found out about the director being removed… from CNN.

Randolph “Tex” Alles has been removed from his post by President Donald Trump, and as CNN reports, he was “was told two weeks ago there would be a transition in leadership” but they wanted him to stay on until they found a suitable replacement. (Alles’ successor is James Murray.)

However, the report says that many Secret Service officials were taken by surprise:

Secret Service officials have been caught by surprise with the news and are only finding out through CNN, according to the source.

CNN’s Jamie Gangel elaborated on the air this afternoon that senior officials “learned about it when Jake [Tapper] reported it on CNN.”

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