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Secret Service official at center of testimony about Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 retires
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Secret Service official at center of testimony about Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 retires

Tony Ornato, the senior Secret Service official who broke with agency precedent to serve as a political adviser during former President Donald Trump's administration and who was at the center of testimony by former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson about Trump's actions on Jan. 6, announced his retirement, Monday.The 25-year veteran of federal law enforcement who served under five presidents became eligible for retirement earlier this year and departs the agency in "good standing," according to a Secret Service official. His departure from his post as head of training was announced within the U.S. Secret Service, Monday afternoon. It follows the announcement of President Biden's next pick to lead the agency: Kim Cheatle.Ornato endured mounting scrutiny from the Jan. 6 House selec...