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Secret Service Reportedly Has One Less Trump to Protect

Seeking privacy, president's son ditched Secret Service protection as of last week

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. wants his privacy so much that, as of last week, he's given up his Secret Service protection, sources tell the New York Times and CNN . It's not clear whether his wife, Vanessa, and five children are also giving up their protections (though Fox News says... More »

Dem Moves to Stop Trump Profiting Off Secret Service

Amendment would ban spending at Trump's companies

(Newser) - A Democratic lawmaker from California has announced an amendment intended to prevent taxpayer dollars flowing from the Secret Service to President Trump's companies. US Rep. Adam Schiff's proposed amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, part of a spending package to fund... More »

1K Secret Service Agents Have Maxed Out on Hours

Well, paid hours, that is

(Newser) - The Secret Service's motto is "Worthy of Trust and Confidence." A new report from USA Today suggests agents might want to petition for the addition of "and Being Paid in Full" to the end of that. The agency's director tells the paper that more than... More »

Secret Service Now Stuck in Trailer Outside Trump Tower

They couldn't agree on lease terms with Trump Organization

(Newser) - The agency tasked with protecting President Trump and his family has had to leave a command post amid a lease dispute with the Trump Organization. The Secret Service vacated its command post in Trump Tower, in a unit one floor below the president's apartment, to a trailer on the... More »

Secret Service Denies Vetting Trump Jr. Meeting

Agency rejects Trump lawyer's claim

(Newser) - The Secret Service has hit back against a member of the Trump legal team's suggestion that they would have prevented Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer if something "nefarious" was going on. The agency says the Trump son was not under its protection at... More »

Secret Service Dampens Hope of Trump White House Tapes

Says it doesn't have any recordings

(Newser) - One big strike against President Trump's insinuation that recordings of White House conversations might exist: The Secret Service isn't aware of any. In responding Monday to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Wall Street Journal , the agency says it has no audio recordings or transcripts of... More »

'Despair' Led to College Prof's 'Trump Must Hang' Tweet

And to Lars Maischak's paid leave from Fresno State

(Newser) - An ill-advised tweet about President Trump has led to a "voluntary leave of absence" for a history instructor at Fresno State, per a university statement cited by the Fresno Bee . Fresno State President Joseph Castro says Lars Maischak will spend the rest of the spring semester doing research instead... More »

Agent Who Guards Pence Suspended After Prostitute Visit

Security clearance has been revoked after he's seen leaving prostitute's hotel room

(Newser) - More embarrassment for the Secret Service: Law enforcement sources tell CNN that an agent on Mike Pence's security detail was suspended after he was seen leaving a prostitute's room at a Maryland hotel last week. Sources say the agent, who was off-duty at the time, was charged with... More »

White House Fence Jumper Found Dangling, Arrested Again

Marci Anderson Wahl really wants to talk to President Trump

(Newser) - Marci Anderson Wahl, a persistent but apparently not particularly dangerous White House fence jumper, was arrested early Sunday after scaling a section of the fence near the Treasury Building, the Secret Service says. This was the third arrest in less than a week for the 38-year-old resident of Everett, Wash.... More »

White House Reportedly Denies Secret Service Funding Request

Secret Service wanted extra $60M to cover Trump's travel, protection

(Newser) - The US Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for next year to cover the increased costs of protecting President Trump and his family—and had that request rejected by the White House, the Washington Post reports. Citing documents and inside sources, the Post says $26.8 million of... More »

Police: Man Stopped Near White House Said He Had Bomb

'This is a test,' he told police

(Newser) - A man arrested at a security checkpoint near the White House on Saturday night was driving a stolen car and falsely claimed he had a bomb in the trunk, a police report states. The suspect, identified Sunday as 29-year-old Sean Patrick Keoughan of Roanoke, Va., told officers "This is... More »

Security Incidents at White House Stack Up

2 on Saturday alone, though President Trump wasn't home

(Newser) - A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a car that was deemed suspicious has been detained by the US Secret Service, reports the AP . The car was stopped Saturday night at about 11pm about a quarter-mile from the White House. "An individual drove... More »

White House Intruder Escaped Capture for Nearly 17 Minutes

Secret Service says the man had two cans of Mace and a letter to Trump

(Newser) - The man who snuck onto White House grounds last week evaded capture for nearly 17 minutes while inside the security perimeter, the Secret Service announced Friday. It gets worse. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the man got close enough to the White House to peer through a window and "rattle"... More »

Laptop With 'Sensitive' Secret Service Information Stolen

It does not contain classified info

(Newser) - A US Secret Service agent has had a laptop stolen from her car in New York City, the AP reports. The Secret Service said Friday that the laptop contains "multiple layers of security," including disk encryption, and doesn't carry classified information, though CNN reports it does contain... More »

Secret Service Agent in Trouble for Trump Remarks

She implied she wouldn't take a bullet for him

(Newser) - The Secret Service exists in part to protect the president, which is exactly why the agent in charge of the Denver district is now in hot water. In a since-deleted Facebook post from October, highlighted by the Washington Examiner , Kerry O'Grady explained she "would take jail time over... More »

Woman Fired, Investigated for Trump Assassination Tweet

Burlesque group cuts its ties with Ky. woman

(Newser) - Advocating the assassination of President Trump appears to have seriously derailed a Kentucky woman's life. "If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate," Heather Lowrey tweeted between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Trump's... More »

Trump's Private Security Team Is 'Unprecedented'

He may bring some to White House, where experts worry it'll wreak havoc with Secret Service

(Newser) - Donald Trump says he's giving up his business , but he has no plans to give up his private security team when he enters the White House next month, reports Politico . Though he'll have the Secret Service at his disposal, Trump will keep at least part of his private... More »

Trump Rushed Off Stage in Nevada

Secret Service moves fast after shout of 'gun!'; no weapon found

(Newser) - Donald Trump was rushed off the stage by Secret Service agents on Saturday as a scuffle broke out and a man in the front of the Reno, Nev., audience shouted, "gun!" A man was escorted out, but, "upon a thorough search of the subject and the surrounding... More »

Secret Service Now Protecting Ivanka Trump

Not clear if any of Trump's other kids are getting protection

(Newser) - As of Monday morning, you can add Ivanka Trump to the list of people getting protection from the Secret Service this election cycle. The service confirmed Trump's eldest daughter will be getting protection, USA Today reports. Trump himself, as well as wife Melania, already have a protective Secret Service... More »

Trump's Former Butler Seems to Really Want President Obama Dead

And now the Secret Service is investigating

(Newser) - The Secret Service is investigating Donald Trump's longtime butler, Anthony Senecal, over multiple posts on his Facebook page advocating the murder of President Obama, the Washington Post reports. Mother Jones , which first reported on Senecal's Facebook activity, quotes a post from Wednesday in which Senecal says Obama "... More »

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