Biden names Kimberly Cheatle as new Secret Service director

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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden named former career Secret Service official Kimberly Cheatle as the agency’s new director at time when the service faces intense scrutiny on multiple fronts.

Citing her 27 years with the agency including a stint as the first woman to oversee protective operations, Biden described Cheatle as “a distinguished law enforcement professional with exceptional leadership skills, and was easily the best choice to lead the agency at a critical moment for the Secret Service.”

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“She has my complete trust, and I look forward to working with her,” Biden said, adding that Cheatle served on his protective detail when he was vice president.

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