(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) In the aftermath of former White House aide and Tribunal TV “star witness” Cassidy Hutchinson‘s debunked testimony about President Trump attacking Secret Service agents on Jan. 6, the head of the Secret Service is retiring, according to a report in the New York Times.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) July 7, 2022
Secret Service Director James Murray, who was appointed by President Trump in April 2018, announced his retirement in a press release.
“Director James M. Murray has announced his retirement from the Secret Service after 32 years of dedicated service to our nation, 27 of which were with the Secret Service,” the release said.
In a statement, President Joe Biden praised Murray for his leadership of the agency that protects the president and his family.
“Jim embodies the meaning of service over self, and protected the families of U.S. Presidents like they were part of his own,” Biden wrote. “We are incredibly grateful for his service to our country and our family.”
“I have benefited tremendously from the opportunity to rely on Director Murray as a trusted advisor and highly regarded leader in the Department of Homeland Security,” Mayorkas said. “I am grateful for his counsel, judgment, and steady hand through a myriad of challenges we have faced.”
According to the Times, Murray has pivoted to the private sector by joining Snap Inc., the Silicon Valley firm responsible for the production of social media app Snapchat.
His move comes as the Secret Service enters dangerous new waters as the two agents in the car with Trump on Jan. 6 have offered to testify under oath that Hutchinson’s J6 Committee testimony is false.
Dragging “traditionally taciturn” Secret Service agents before a show trial can only politicize an agency that depends on discretion to establish trust with those it protects.
That, however, is no longer former Director Murray’s problem.