Breaking News

Report Says Secret Service Can’t Afford to Protect Trump and Family’s Frequent Travels
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Summary: A new report claims that the Secret Service has spent its entire yearly budget in a few months on the Trump’s family’s frequent vacations. 

In seven months, the Secret Service maxed out its budget due to Trump family traveling, according to a new report. Because of the lack of funds, the Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents to carry out missions, according to USA Today.

  
What
Where


The report stated that the Secret Service lacked funds largely due to protecting President Donald Trump and his family’s domestic and international business trips, personal vacations, and presidential travels. The Secret Service is required to watch members such as Melania Trump and Tiffany Trump at the family’s multiple residences, including homes in New Jersey, Florida, and Virginia.

“It is clear that the Secret Service’s demands will continue to be higher than ever throughout the Trump administration,” Jennifer Werner, a spokesperson for Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, said to USA Today. Cummings, a Democrat, has publicly expressed that the Secret Service’s funding problem needs to be fixed.

Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles, said to USA Today that over 1,000 agents have already met the year’s federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances in a few months. Trump has 42 people who are required to be protected, and that includes 18 members of his family.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




“The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles said. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.”

Since taking office in January, Trump has traveled to his properties almost every weekend, and each trip costs approximately $3 million.



Alles said that without congressional intervention to add funding, the Secret Secret will not be able to pay its employees for work they have already done. Alles is asking lawmakers to raise the yearly cap for agents from $160,000 to $187,000 because of Trump, but even this number is not high enough to compensates 130 agents for the hundreds of extra hours they have worked.

In April, CNN reported that Trump’s frequent travels during his first 80 days had cost the government more than what predecessor Barack Obama’s travel spending was in two terms.

While the Trump family is proving to be costly, Alles told CNN that the Secret Service funding problem has been going on prior to Trump.

“This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current administration’s protection requirements but, rather, has been an ongoing issue for nearly a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo,” Alles said.

Source: USA Today

What do you think of Donald Trump and family’s frequent travels to their multiple residences? Let us know in the comments below.



 

RELEVANT JOBS

DEFENSE PARALEGAL

USA-GA-Atlanta

DEFENSE experienced litigation paralegal needed to support a partner and associates located in the G...

Apply now

Estate Administration Attorney - Segment Leader

USA-PA-Wexford

Our growing law firm has an immediate need for an experienced attorney in the area of estate plannin...

Apply now

Insurance Defense Paralegal

USA-GA-Atlanta

Downtown Insurance Defense Law Firm seeks Civil Litigation paralegal with 3-5 years of insurance def...

Apply now

ADA Compliance Officer

USA-CA-Los Angeles

The Personnel Commission of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is currently recruiti...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Junior Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a junior associate attorney ...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a litigation associate attor...

Apply Now

Plaintiff First Party Property Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Plantation

Plantation office of our client seeks a plaintiff first party property associate attorney with 2+ ye...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top