Secret Service officer Tony Ornato retires after 25 years amid investigation Jan. 6
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Tony Ornato, the Secret Service supervisor assigned to former President Donald Trump during the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021, retired from the United States Secret Service on Monday.
Ornato was in good condition after 25 years of service, USSS spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told Fox News.
Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified before the committee from January 6 to June that Ornato told her that Trump repeatedly demanded that the Secret Service bring him to the Capitol on 6 January
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He also testified that Ornato said the former president tried to grab the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle he was in and lunged at another officer.
Ornato and Trump’s top Secret Service agent who was in the car, Bobby Engel, testified before the Jan. 6 committee in private over the past year and never discussed the part about the wheel, a source told Fox spring near Ornato. news
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Ornato saw Hutchinson’s testimony and was shocked when she said she told him Trump lunged at the steering wheel, a source said.
His retirement comes after Secret Service Director James Murray announced his retirement last month to join Snap as the company’s chief security officer.