Secret Service Will Bring Back Agents Who Previously Worked With Biden

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: A U.S. Secret Service agent stand by as Marine One carrying U.S. President Donald Trump departs for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from the White House on July 11, 2020 in Wash... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: A U.S. Secret Service agent stand by as Marine One carrying U.S. President Donald Trump departs for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from the White House on July 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spoke to the media about his decision to commute the prison sentence of his friend and advisor Roger Stone. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images) MORE LESS

The Secret Service is making some staff changes in the presidential detail that will protect President-elect Joe Biden, the Washington Post reported late Wednesday.

Two people familiar with the changes told the Post that the Secret Service is planning for the return of a group of senior agents who guarded Biden as vice president more than four years ago, including Darryl Volpicelli, who will become the second-in-command of President Biden’s detail as well as Brian McDonough.

According to the Post, the Secret Service also plans to name David Cho, second-in-command in Trump’s protective outfit, as the new special agent to lead the Biden presidential detail.

But amid concerns that some agency members had become politically-aligned with Trump’s agenda, some agents will no longer be serving in the White House detail. The Post said Anthony Ornato, a former detail leader who temporarily left his job to become White House deputy chief of staff earlier this year and helped coordinate Trump rallies — will not be on Biden’s immediate security team.

According to the Post, Ornato will return to the Secret Service to become the assistant director overseeing the agency’s Rowley Training Center, a post that while prestigious will not directly protect the incoming president.

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