James Murray, the Secret Service Director, steps Down and Heads to Snapchat
James Murray has announced his retirement from the Secret Service to join Snapchat as a security director...
James Murray, the United States Secret Service Director, has announced his retirement after nearly 30 years of service. In his statement, Murray characterized his career as being “the highest honor and privilege to call this exceptional agency my home for more than half my life."
The next adventure for James Murray is one many didn’t expect. Snapchat confirmed that James Murray would be joining the social media company in a statement in which the company spokesperson said, “We're thrilled to welcome Jim Murray to Snap and look forward to him joining our team on August 1st.”
While the long service of James Murray was honored by President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the end also comes at a time in which the Secret Service is in the spotlight concerning allegations that Donald Trump attacked an agent during the Capitol riots. The January 6th Committee has been investigating further into individual Secret Service agents since Cassidy Hutchinson made the claims.
The Secret Service spokesman, Guglielmi, said that James Murray’s decision had no connection to recent January 6th hearings and added that the job at Snapchat was offered in April. President Biden and the White House also later confirmed this.