Tag Archives: Trump Tower

House Democrats Demand Records On Government Payments To Trump Organization Properties

The Associated Press reports: As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday asked departments to hand over information about their Trump-related spending by Aug. …

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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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NYPD’s Trump Security Tab Through June: $42.5 Million

The New York Daily News reports: The NYPD expects to shell out $42.5 million by the end of June protecting President Trump, his namesake tower and his family, officials said Monday. Trump’s one-day trip back to the city earlier this month, his first since taking office, cost the city $1.2 million, deputy commissioner Vincent Grippo told the City Council 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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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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Democrats File “Mar-A-Lago Act” Bill Requiring That Visitor Logs At Trump Properties Be Made Public

Raw Story reports: At the so-called “Winter White House,” President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former reality TV star hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and would soon welcome Chinese president Xi Jinping. But some of the hotel’s visitors, like Republican campaign funding juggernaut David Koch, have been a bit less visible to the public. Democrats …

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REPORT: Russian Mafia Kingpin Still At Large After FBI Wiretapping Of His Trump Tower Headquarters

ABC News reports: There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower. But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama and the target was not the Trump campaign of 2016. For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a sophisticated Russian organized crime money laundering network that operated …

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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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US Military To Lease Space In Trump Tower

CNN reports: The US military is looking to lease space in Trump Tower. “In order to meet official mission requirements, the Department of Defense is working through appropriate channels and in accordance with all applicable legal requirements in order to acquire a limited amount of leased space in Trump Tower,” Lt. Col. JB Brindle, a Defense Department spokesman, told CNN. …

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Celebs Lead Massive Protest At Trump Tower: Cher, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro [VIDEO]

ET Online reports: Celebrities who oppose Donald Trump are not sitting out this Inauguration. The night before Trump is to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, A-listers came out in droves for the “We Stand United” rally in New York City. Stars including Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, Cher, Mark Ruffalo, Shailene Woodley, Marissa Tomei, Robert …

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Emergency Evacuation At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The lobby of Trump Tower evacuated as police investigated a suspicious package, police tell NBC 4 New York. Visitors in the lobby of the building at 56th Street and Fifth Avenue were seen being ushered out, video posted to Twitter shows. President-elect Donald Trump is still in Mar-a-Lago in Florida, according to the pool of reporters for …

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Trump Fan Busted Bringing Backpack Of Weapons Into Trump Tower, Says He’s Done It Many Times Before

The New York Daily News reports: Cops busted a 19-year-old college student at Trump Tower after the Secret Service found a hunting knife and a powerful firework in his backpack, police source said Tuesday. Alexander Wang, who studies finance at Baruch College, told police he’s a big Donald Trump supporter who just likes to study for school at the billionaire …

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SECRETARY OF REALITY SHOWS: Kanye West Brings Large Entourage To Meet With Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Bustle reports: Well, this is… weird. On Tuesday morning, Kanye West showed up at Trump Tower to meet with the president-elect. The rapper and fashion designer brought his sizable entourage, although wife Kim Kardashian did not join him. In mid-November, shortly before spending a week in a California hospital to treat what TMZ reported to be exhaustion and psychiatric issues, …

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayor Fumes After Congress Allocates $7M Towards City’s $35M Trump Tower Security Cost

DNA Info reports: He’s not taking no for an answer. Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed Wednesday to fight Congress’ refusal to reimburse the full $35 million the NYPD is spending to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family through the Jan. 20 inauguration — saying the paltry $7 million offered is insufficient. “I’m disappointed. I think they should have done …

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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: Mayor De Blasio Bills Feds $35M For Cost Of Protecting Trump Tower Until Inauguration Day

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio is sending the Obama administration a $35 million bill for the cost of securing Trump Tower from the time President-elect Donald Trump won the race through Jan. 20 — an average of over $400,000 a day, officials said on Monday. De Blasio, in a press conference with Police Commissioner James O’Neill, …

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TODAY: Jill Stein To Hold Recount Rally At Trump Tower

From Jill Stein’s Facebook page: As Donald’s Trump’s margin in Pennsylvania drops significantly and his team desperately rushes to block recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Dr. Jill Stein will host a rally and press conference outside Trump Tower on Monday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. ET, vowing to fight tooth and nail to verify the accuracy, security, and fairness …

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NEW YORK CITY: Brazen Thief Seen On Video Walking Away With Bucket Of Gold Flakes Worth $1.6M [VIDEO]

Apparently the NYPD finally released the video today because they can’t find the guy. CBS News reports: The search continues for a suspect who police said was seen on surveillance video stealing a bucket of gold flakes off an armored truck in Midtown Manhattan. It happened around 4:30 p.m. back on Sept. 29 as the armored truck was parked on …

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Unidentified Potatoe Visits Trump Tower

Secretary of Spelling? ABC News reports: In an unexpected sighting Tuesday, former Vice President Dan Quayle showed up at Trump Tower to offer his “personal congratulations” to President-elect Donald Trump, who has been meeting with potential Cabinet picks this afternoon. “I was in the area and I stopped by to see the president-elect to offer personal congratulations to him. I …

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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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