Tag Archives: Secret Service

Car Rams White House Barrier, Driver Arrested

ABC News reports: The Secret Service announced that a vehicle rammed into a security barrier outside of the White House Friday afternoon. According to the official Secret Service Twitter account, the vehicle struck a barrier at the corner of 17th Street NW and E Street NW, just to the south of the Eisenhower executive office. CNN reported that the female ...

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Trump Junior’s Wife Hospitalized In Precaution After Opening Letter Containing Suspicious White Powder

The BBC reports: The US president’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, has been taken to the hospital after opening an envelope containing white powder. The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr, Mr Trump’s eldest son, at his apartment in Manhattan. She and two other people at the scene were decontaminated by firefighters and taken to hospital for evaluation. The Secret Service ...

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Secret Service Reactivates Trump Junior’s Protection

CNN reports: Donald Trump Jr.’s Secret Service protection has been reactivated, sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The President’s son had previously requested his protection be scaled back, seeking more privacy. By law, as an immediate family member of President Donald Trump, his son is authorized, but not required, to have protection. It is not clear what prompted the ...

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Trump Junior Gives Up Secret Service Protection

The New York Times reports: Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has elected to forgo protection by the Secret Service, according to a senior administration official, and another top White House official is losing hers. The agency ceased protecting Mr. Trump, who lives in New York City and is an executive at the Trump Organization, last week. Mr. Trump, ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff To Intro Measure Preventing Secret Service From Paying Any Business Owned By Trump

USA Today reports: If Rep. Adam Schiff has his way, the Secret Service wouldn’t be able to pay any businesses owned or operated by President Trump. The California Democrat announced Wednesday his plans to introduce an amendment to an appropriations bill meant to fund the government for fiscal 2018. The amendment reads: “None of the funds made available by this ...

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Secret Service Depletes Budget To Pay Hundreds Of Agents Because Of Trump Family’s Extensive Traveling

USA Today reports: The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump’s family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles, in an interview with USA ...

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Secret Service Vacates Trump Tower Command Post After Lease Dispute With The Trump Organization

The Washington Post reports: The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Previously, the Secret Service had stationed its command post — which houses supervisors and backup agents ...

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Secret Service Rejects Claim By Trump’s Lawyer That They Allowed Junior’s Meeting With Russian Spy

Reuters reports: The U.S. Secret Service on Sunday denied a suggestion from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer that it had vetted a meeting between the president’s son and Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign. “Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in. The president had Secret Service protection at ...

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Congress Allocates $120M For Trump Family Security

The New York Times reports: Congress would allocate more than $120 million in additional money to help cover the escalating costs of protecting the Trump family and Trump Tower under a bipartisan spending agreement that appears poised to pass this week. About half of the money, nearly $60 million, is earmarked for the Secret Service, with most of it going ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Visits Golf Course For 19th Time, Secret Service Pays Him $35K For Golf Cart Rentals

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump is back at his golf course in West Palm, Fla. The president, who is spending Easter Weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in nearby Palm Springs, traveled to Trump International Golf Club on Saturday morning, according to press pool reports. It is his 19th trip to a golf course since taking office on Jan. 20. ...

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REPORT: Trump Family Needs Strain Secret Service

The New York Times reports: Eleven weeks into the Trump presidency, the Secret Service is grappling with how to constrain the rising costs and unexpected strain that have come with protecting a new first family as large, mobile and high-profile as any in modern American history. To keep up, dozens of agents from New York and field offices across the ...

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Over 125,000 Sign Petition To Melania Trump: Get Out Of New York City Or Pay For Your Own Security Detail

The International Business Times reports: Nearly 50,000 people [JMG: 127K at this writing] had signed a Change.org petition by Tuesday morning demanding First Lady Melania Trump move in with President Donald Trump in their new White House presidential pad in an effort to reduce the costly taxpayer expense of protecting the first family as they live in separate states. New ...

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Secret Service Requests Additional $60M To Protect Trump Family’s “Unusually Complicated Lifestyle”

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the unusually complicated lifestyle of the Trump family, according to internal agency documents reviewed by The Washington Post. Nearly half of the additional money, $26.8 million, ...

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Laptop Containing National Security Intel Including Trump Tower Floor Plans Stolen From Secret Service

The New York Daily News reports: A laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News. Authorities have been frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning. Some items stolen ...

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Secret Service Investigates Two Of Their Own Agents For Taking Selfies With Trump’s Sleeping Grandson

Mother Jones reports: A source with knowledge of the information tells Mother Jones that two Secret Service agents who were assigned to protect Donald Trump III, President Donald Trump’s grandson, took selfies with the eight year old while he was sleeping. The incident is now under investigation. The source was clear that the agents were not under investigation for criminal ...

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Intruder Breaches White House Grounds

CNN reports: A man carrying a backpack was arrested Friday night after breaching security at the White House complex and was discovered by a Secret Service officer by the south entrance to the executive residence, officials said. The incident happened just before midnight while President Donald Trump was at the White House. A Secret Service source said the intruder might ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Trump’s Realtors Tout Secret Service Presence As “Hot New Amenity” In Trump Tower

There will never be an end to the grifting. Via Politico: The U.S. Secret Service is the hot, new “amenity” in the Trump Tower, where desperate brokers are trying to lure well-heeled clients into the building on Fifth Avenue that has served as President-elect Donald Trump’s home as well as his campaign and transition headquarters. Less than a week after ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Secret Service Considers Paying Trump $1.5 M/Year To Rent Full Floor Of Trump Tower

CNN reports: The US Secret Service is considering renting one floor in Trump Tower to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family by turning it into a 24-7 command post, a law enforcement official told CNN Friday. According to Jared Horowitz, who is with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and responsible for available commercial space at Trump Tower, the floors available ...

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NEVADA: Donald Trump Rushed Off Stage After Shouts Of “Gun!” – Protester Had No Weapon [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Donald Trump was rushed off stage by the Secret Service while delivering speech in Reno, Nevada, Saturday night after someone in the crowd yelled “gun” but no weapon was found. “Immediately in front of the stage, an unidentified individual shouted “gun”. Secret Service agents and Reno Police Officers immediately apprehended the subject,” the Secret Service said in ...

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Trump Denies Meeting With Secret Service

Of course he does. Via Politico: Republican nominee Donald Trump is pushing back against a report that he had a conversation with the Secret Service following his comments on Second Amendment supporters, which many interpreted as him inciting violence against Hillary Clinton. CNN reported that the Secret Service had a conversation with Trump after his remark Tuesday that Second Amendment ...

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