Secret Services Vacates Trump Tower over Lease Dispute, August 2017

Secret Services Vacates Trump Tower over Lease Dispute, August 2017

Background

According to the Washington Post:

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 on standby in case of an emergency — in a Trump Tower unit one floor below the president’s apartment.

But in early July, the post was relocated to a trailer on the sidewalk, more than 50 floors below, a distance that some security experts worry could hamper the agency that protects the president’s home and family.

The command post appears unlikely to move anytime soon back inside Trump Tower, where the president and his family have rarely gone since moving to the White House. (Continue Reading)

In August of 2017, I filed FOIA requests to uncover some of the behind the scenes information that was circulating. Below, you will find the documents so far received.

Document Archive

 GSA Documents, Released August 2018 [236 Pages, 26MB]

 Secret Service Documents, Released November 2018 [236 Pages, 17.5MB]

 

Photo Credit: John Taggart/ for The Washington Post to coincide with the excerpt above. All copyrights owned by their respective owners, and are used here for reference.

 

 


 

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