James Murray is to go safety at Snapchat after 27 years in authorities service
US Secret Service Director James Murray introduced his retirement on Thursday, leaving the White Home for Silicon Valley. After 27 years in authorities service, together with the final three accountable for defending two US presidents, Murray will take over as head of safety at Snap, the mum or dad firm of Snapchat, initially of August.
Murray “embodies the that means of service over self, and guarded the households of US Presidents like they have been a part of his personal. We’re extremely grateful for his service to our nation and our household,” President Joe Biden and his spouse Jill mentioned in a statement commenting on his departure.
Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas mentioned he “benefited tremendously” from having Murray as “a trusted advisor and extremely regarded chief” on the DHS, which has overseen the Secret Service since 2003.
Murray took over the Secret Service in Could 2019, beneath President Donald Trump. In his three years as director, Murray “contributed considerably to the company’s continued professionalization and development, and helped the company navigate the distinctive challenges introduced by the historic [Covid]-19 pandemic,” the Secret Service mentioned in a press release.
Snap mentioned the corporate was “thrilled” to have Murray as their head of safety. When he reviews to his new job on August 1, he can be accountable for safety for the corporate’s 5,000 staff worldwide and report on to co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel.
Murray joined the Secret Service in 1995 as a monetary investigator, however transferred to the presidential safety department in 2001. He was provided the job in April, however selected to attend until July so as to not be a “distraction from the president’s NATO summit, the Summit of the Americas out in Los Angeles and the G7 summit,” Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi informed the Each day Mail. He additionally wished to attend till he may current the company’s finances request to Congress, Guglielmi added.
The Secret Service was lately introduced into the controversy across the 2021 riot on the US Capitol. Throughout a televised listening to earlier than the Home January 6 committee on the finish of June, Cassidy Hutchinson, aide to Donald Trump’s chief of employees Mark Meadows, claimed that Trump had attacked his head of safety Bobby Engel after he refused to drive him to the Capitol that day. Hutchinson mentioned she heard the story from deputy chief of employees Tony Ornato and that Engel didn’t dispute it on the time.
Nonetheless, the Secret Service mentioned Hutchinson’s claim was not true, and that each Engel and Trump’s driver have been prepared to testify beneath oath to that impact.
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