In the U.S., the head of the Secret service resigns

The head of the US Secret service Joseph Clancy resigns in connection with retirement.

About it the Secret service said on Twitter.

“Congratulations on your retirement, Director Clancy. Men and women of the Secret service are grateful to you for 29 years of work and leadership,” – stated in the message.

Official press release announcing the retirement of @SecretService Director Joseph P. Clancy.

— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) on 14 February 2017.

Two years ago, Clancy has assumed the responsibility for any subsequent failures in the field of security from the services responsible for the protection of the President. Your post he will leave on March 4.

In the Secret service are about 7 thousand people. Their main task is the protection of the President and his family, as well as the fight against counterfeiting.

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