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Ex-Secret Service Director Says He Wasn't Fired

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Published on April 9, 2019 - Duration: 01:00s

Ex-Secret Service Director Says He Wasn't Fired

Alles said in an email to Secret Service agents: "No doubt you have seen media reports regarding my 'firing.'

I assure you that this is not the case."

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Ex-Secret Service Director Says He Wasn't Fired

The outgoing director of the Secret Service says he wasn't fired from his position — despite reports suggesting otherwise.

In  an email  addressed to Secret Service agents, Randolph "Tex" Alles said, in part: "No doubt you have seen media reports regarding my 'firing.'

I assure you that this is not the case." He added he was told weeks ago to expect "transitions in leadership" across the Department of Homeland Security, and it's his "sincere regret" that he couldn't address employees sooner.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders  announced Alles' departure  in a statement Monday.

She didn't say if he was fired or if he chose to leave.

But unnamed administration officials told CNN that President Donald Trump told his acting chief of staff to fire him.  The news came just one day after  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned .

As DHS secretary, she helped oversee the Secret Service.  President Trump has tapped James Murray, a longtime member of the Secret Service, to take over as director.

He starts next month.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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