U.S. Secret Service dumping senior officials after security lapses: Washington Post

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:21 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service will remove four senior officials while another has opted to retire from the agency charged with protecting the president in its latest shake-up after a series of security lapses, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The newspaper, quoting unnamed sources familiar with internal discussions at the Secret Service, said Acting Director Joseph Clancy on Tuesday told the four assistant directors who oversee the agency's missions of protection, investigations, technology and public affairs that they must leave their jobs within 30 days.

(Reporting by Will Dunham; Editing by Peter Cooney)