Feb 14, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Obama-appointed Secret Service director steps down

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Secret Service director Joseph P. Clancy — who was hired from the private sector in 2014 by President Obama amid a series of security breaches and employee misconduct in the agency — has told the White House that he plans to step down March 4, per Washington Post. His leaving now gives Trump a chance to choose his own head of security.

Potential replacements, per WaPo:

  • George Mulligan, the Secret Service's COO, former Pentagon official and White House military office director.
  • Former Clinton detail leader Larry Cockell.
  • Former assistant director Mickey Nelson.
  • Deputy Director William Callahan.
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