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Joseph Clancy to Retire as Secret Service Director

Joseph Clancy

U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy will retire by March 4 after a 29-year career at the agency, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Carol Leonnig writes Clancy confirmed Tuesday he plans to retire for good and move back to his house in Philadelphia.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Clancy’s resignation presents an opportunity for President Donald Trump to appoint an outsider to lead the Secret Service and provide “a fresh set of eyes and new perspective” to the agency, Leonnig reported.

Clancy joined the Secret Service in 1984 and became the head of former President Barack Obama’s detail in 2009 until his departure from the role in 2011.

He worked as security director at Comcast‘s Philadelphia office before he returned to the government as interim director of the Secret Service when Julia Pierson stepped down in 2014.

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