President Trump seems to be on a firing spree as of late.
According to reports from CNN, Trump is now removing Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles from his position. Alles currently remains at the agency, but it won’t last much longer, as Donald has reportedly instructed Mick Mulvaney to fire the Director.
This new termination comes on the heels of the supposed resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — though there has been speculation that Nielsen didn’t so much resign but rather was pushed out by Trump as a result of her unwillingness to move forward on even stricter, possibly illegal, border control policies.
Alles currently oversees the Secret Service’s work on both investigations and protections, and until today he reported to Nielsen.
One senior administration official stated, “There is a near-systematic purge happening at the nation’s second-largest national security agency,” comparing the firings to an all-out national security purge.
It appears that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna is set to be let go soon, too. And Donald doesn’t seem to be stopping there — with several reports claiming that the White House has their eye on a slew of others that will be receiving terminations soon as well.
Recently, the president has delegated Stephen Miller to pilot the administration’s border policies “and he’s executing his plan” with what appears to be a complete and total clean out of the Department of Homeland Security, according to officials.
As expected, neither the USSS or the White House have returned any requests for comments. But it is impossible not to wonder what Donald Trump and his administration are up to. It’s become increasingly clear in recent days that Donald is desperate — in the wake of the Mueller report leaks that he so disastrously tried to cover up, key members of his family being thrown to the dogs, and his impending 2020 campaign, which isn’t looking so promising.
Donald appears to be losing it and he’s taking his whole administration out one by one as a result.
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