Obama chooses Secret Service director

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 18, 2015 12:46 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has chosen Joseph Clancy as the new head of the Secret Service, the White House said on Wednesday.

Clancy has been head of the agency on an interim basis for the last four months, after a string of mishaps and security lapses that led to a shake-up in its leadership.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason)