Secret Service official Tony Ornato retires after 25 years amid Jan. 6 probe – #information
Tony Ornato, the Secret Service supervisor assigned to former President Donald Trump throughout the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021, retired from the US Secret Service on Monday.
Ornato was in good standing after 25 years of service, USSS spokesman Anthony Guglielmi advised Fox Information.
Cassidy Hutchinson, a former high aide to White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows, testified earlier than the Jan. 6 committee in June that Ornato advised her Trump repeatedly demanded that the Secret Service take him to the Capitol on Jan. 6.
She additionally testified that Ornato stated the previous president tried to seize the steering wheel of the presidential automobile he was in and lunged at one other agent.
Ornato and the highest agent on Trump’s Secret Service element who was within the automobile, Bobby Engel, testified to the Jan. 6 committee in personal over the previous 12 months and by no means introduced up the half in regards to the steering wheel, a supply near Ornato advised Fox Information.
Ornato watched Hutchinson’s testimony and was shocked when she stated that he advised her Trump lunged on the steering wheel, a supply stated.
His retirement comes after Secret Service Director James Murray introduced his retirement final month to hitch Snap as the corporate’s chief safety officer.