The Washington Post revealed possible changes in the guard staff of the President of the United States of America with the assumption of US President-elect, Joe Biden, his duties by January 20, indicating that there are fears among those close to Biden, that the “old guard” owes personal loyalty. To outgoing President Donald Trump.
The newspaper said in a report on Thursday that the Secret Service is seeking to add a number of agents who previously worked with President-elect Biden when he served as vice president during Barack Obama’s tenure to the security team in the coming weeks, according to the Washington Post.
She added that it is not usual to make major changes in employment to presidential details when a new administration takes office, but the new moves come at a time when allies of the next president have expressed concerns about how some agents are allied with President Trump, the newspaper indicated.
The Secret Service has faced scrutiny in recent months after reports emerged that some agents had been told by members of the presidential squads to forgo masks when around Trump, and the office also attracted attention last year after it allowed Anthony Ornato, who previously headed the details of the administration. Current, working as a political advisor in the White House.
In a statement to the newspaper, Catherine Millowan, a spokeswoman for the agency, said in a statement to the newspaper, that the office “remains firmly devoted to the standards of excellence in these processes, wholly apolitical and unaffiliated with political parties for protection,” and added: “As a matter of practice and because of operational security, no The agency comments on safeguarding operations, including internal decisions regarding the agency’s functions. “
According to the report, Daryl Volpicelli and Brian McDonough are among the supervisory agents who served in the previous administration and are expected to soon add to the Biden Guard. Volpicelli is said to be the number two man on the team and McDonough as a great detail supervisor.
“It’s smart to give the next president the comfort of a familiar person,” a former Secret Service executive told the Washington Post. “You want him to be with people he knows and trusts, who also know how to work.”