Secret Service

President Trump has chosen Randolph "Tex" Alles to lead the U.S. Secret Service, turning to an outsider to head the beleaguered agency tasked with protecting the president and his family.

A retired Marine Corps general, Alles is currently acting deputy commissioner of customs and border protection. He is the first Secret Service director in recent history not to come from within the ranks — a step many congressional critics have said is necessary to remake the service's culture.

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In Buffalo Wednesday just hours before Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned, Sen. Charles Schumer said there needs to be a "whole housecleaning" at the agency.

A man with local roots is at the center of the recent Secret Service sex scandal.

Arthur Huntington, who was raised in Ransomville, was working with President Obama's advance team in South America. Huntington is accused by a prostitute of having hired her and then refusing to pay.

Huntington is thought to be one of the agents who have resigned from the Service.

His future remains uncertain.