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Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy listens to opening remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, prior to testifying before the Senate-House Homeland Security joint subcommittees hearing on the Secret Service. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The director of the Secret Service announced his retirement


Joseph Clancy, director of the Secret Service since late 2014, announced his retirement Tuesday.

Clancy was brought out of retirement to run the agency after a series of scandals and security mistakes. He will leave in March. 

Clancy also faced scandals during his most recent tenure, the most infamous being the unauthorized review of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)'s decade-old job application. 

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