Secret Service

Congress to rent Secret Service space at Trump Tower as part of security spending bill

  • Later this week, Congress is expected to approve a spending measure to provide $120 million to protect Trump and his family — that reportedly includes money for the Secret Service to rent space at Trump Tower.
  • According to the New York Times, an additional $23 million is earmarked for the costs of outfitting Trump Tower, the office and residential building owned by the president, with “the necessary equipment and personnel, as well as to rent space inside the building for agency personnel.”
  • The cash Congress is devoting to renting Secret Service space in Trump Tower also fans the flames of concern that Trump is profiting off the presidency. Read more (5/2/17)

Trump has spent $35,000 on golf cart rentals since becoming president

  • President Donald Trump’s numerous trips to Mar-a-Lago to golf have been well-documented, as has their cost to the American taxpayer. 
  • A new report from CBS Newsbreaks down some of the costs from each of the president’s outing, each of which carries a hefty $3 million price tag.
  • In a review of purchasing orders from the Secret Service, CBS News found that the agency has spent $35,185 on golf cart rentals in Palm Beach County, Florida, since Trump’s inauguration in January. Read more. (4/15/17, 10:06 AM)
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Secret Service: We don’t have Trump tapes

  • If there are audio tapes of conversations between Trump and former FBI Director James Comey, the Secret Service doesn’t have them, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
  • The agency, which handled White House recording systems for former presidents like Richard Nixon, said it has no recordings or transcripts of recordings from within the Trump White House.
  • The information was provided to the Journal in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for recordings or transcripts of recordings made in the White House after Jan. 20, the day Trump took office.
  • The Secret Service said it found “no records” pertaining to the request. Read more (6/12/17)