Other senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are leaving the Trump administration, two senior government officials said on Monday, adding to the leadership vacuum at DHS, while Washington continues to hear the news of DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation .
US Intelligence chief Randolph "Tex" Everything was fired Monday. Lee Cissna, US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director, Secretary of State DHS for Claire Grady, and DHS Advocate General John Mitnick also leave the administration. The departures of officials are part of a system-wide cleanup of senior DHS executives, as leading Trump adviser Stephen Miller wants to overtake immigration policies and personnel.
Everything learned from the White House that he would be part of a mass revision of the DHS leadership a few weeks ago. The message came before the March 30 security incident in Mar-a-Lagoa police officer told CBS News. Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary, said in a statement that "everything is about to leave" shortly, and James M. Murray, a secret service member, will head up in May. A source of intelligence described Murray as a "good choice."
"Randolph & # 39; Tex & # 39; Everything, US Secretary of State, has done an excellent job with the agency over the past two years, and the President is grateful for his over 40-year years of service to the agency Country, "Sanders said. "Everything is about to happen soon, and President Trump has commissioned James M. Murray, a USSS career member, to take over the role of director from May." Ms. Sara Alles said to the reporters, "We are very proud of the Secret Service, the agents are very professional and so happy that they could serve, they were good for the nation.
The official representative of Grady the way in December when President Nielsen wanted to overthrow. The president should have assigned Grady with responsibility for the DHS, as she was the Senate's most Senate-certified official.
A source from the House's Homeland Security Committee says chairman Bennie Thompson, whose job it is to oversee the DHS, did not get headgear on departures. It is unclear whether the White House gave the head of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Ron Johnson, a Republican, any headaches.
These crashes also occur when Mr. Trump announced last week that he wants to go in a "harder" direction than his original selection for customs immigration and enforcement, Tom Vitiello.
Mr. Trump repeatedly expressed his disappointment that migrants crossed the US-Mexico border and the inability of his top officials to handle the matter. In recent days he has threatened to close the border, or at least large parts of it, if he does not get what he wants.
Arden Farhi and Kathryn Watson contributed to this report.