As per CNN, Trump told acting head of staff Mick Mulvaney to fire Randolph “Tex” Alles seven days back. Alles, who answered to Nielsen, is still at work at the moment
Alles’ departure is part of a Trump cleanse of top officials at Homeland Security.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was expelled Sunday.
Alles, 65, was acting representative official of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He drove CBP’s Air and Marine Operations following a 35-year career in the Marines.
Trump reported Nielsen’s firing Sunday in a tweet. “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service,” President Trump Tweeted.
Her takeoff pursues Trump’s surprising declaration that he had pulled Ron Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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