Former President Donald Trump has charged the Secret Service astir $10,200 for impermanent rooms utilized by his protective detail, according to spending records released by the Secret Service successful effect to a public-records petition from The Washington Post.
“The Secret Service released a measure it paid to Trump Bedminster successful May, totaling $10,199.52. The bureau redacted the nightly rate, but the dollar magnitude itself offered a clue: The measure was an nonstop aggregate of what Trump Bedminster charged the Secret Service portion Trump was inactive successful office: $566.64 per nighttime for a four-bedroom “cottage” connected the property,” the outlet reported.
The bureau besides released different document, a “hotel request” form, that covers the play betwixt May 28 and July 1. The papers shows that Secret Service agents planned to rent rooms astatine Trump Bedminster done astatine slightest the commencement of July. Another papers showing $3,400 successful charges earlier Trump arrived astatine Bedminster showing $3,400 successful charges does not accidental wherefore the Secret Service was astatine the club.
A erstwhile Washington Post investigation of national spending records recovered that Trump’s institution charged the government more than $2.5 million during his presidency.
Last year, a report from watchdog enactment Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics successful Washington (CREW) recovered that the Trump household took much trips successful the past fiscal twelvemonth that required extortion from the Secret Service than the Obama household took successful seven.
“On average, Obama’s household took 133.3 protected trips per year, portion the Trump household has taken an mean of 1,625 annually,” CREW observes, citing a fund papers from the Treasury Department.
“On average, Obama’s household took 133.3 protected trips per year, portion the Trump household has taken an mean of 1,625 annually,” CREW notes. “Much of the Trump family’s known question has been to beforehand Trump Organization businesses, which President Trump inactive owns and profits from. Every President and his household merit Secret Service protection. But the President’s backstage concern should reimburse taxpayers for wealth spent astatine Trump’s businesses oregon successful enactment of them.”