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Secret Service officials to testify before House Jan. 6 committee, sources say
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Secret Service officials to testify before House Jan. 6 committee, sources say

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol is planning to interview key Secret Service officials and agents in the coming weeks, two sources briefed on the ongoing investigation tell CBS News. The committee will bring back former Secret Service Assistant Director Tony Ornato, who is now retired, and Robert Engel, former President Trump's lead Secret Service agent on Jan. 6. Both men have already been interviewed by the committee, but they were both mentioned in blockbuster public testimony by former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson. Hutchinson testified on June 28 that Ornato told her that the president became "irate" on Jan. 6 when he was told in his vehicle that he could not go to the Capitol. Hutchinson testified that Ornato told her Trump said...
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...