Four Officials Out in Secret Service Shakeup

Four top officials at the United States Secret Service are being dismissed from their posts, NBC News confirmed Wednesday.


The Washington Post first reported the shakeup, which comes after much scrutiny following lapses in security in the agency that protects the president and his family.


Secret Service sources tell NBC News that Acting Director Joseph Clancy has told the four top level officials they will be removed from their current positions. A senior administration official adds that the four individuals are being reassigned within the agency. No timeline has been announced.


“Change is necessary to gain a fresh perspective on how we conduct business,” said Clancy in a statement. “I am certain any of our senior executives will be productive and valued assets either in other positions at the Secret Service or the department.”


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