HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Secret Service spent more...

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:22 PM

Secret Service spent more than $250K at Trump properties

Source: Politico

By NATASHA BERTRAND
11/21/2019 01:03 PM EST

The Secret Service spent more than a quarter of a million dollars at President Donald Trump’s properties over the course of five months in 2017, newly released documents show.

The documents outline Secret Service credit card expenditures for Trump properties and businesses between January 27 and June 9, 2017, and were obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request via the nonprofit watchdog group Property of the People.

The expenditures -- amounting to $254,020.94 in total -- raise new questions about the extent to which Trump is personally profiting from the federal government, which is prohibited by the Constitution’s Domestic Emoluments Clause. The president has called the provision “phony,” and his lawyers have argued that it only bars him from receiving compensation as part of “an employment-type relationship” with a foreign or domestic government.
Story Continued Below

Trump refused to divest from his businesses upon taking office, choosing instead to hand off control of his organization to his two oldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric. Ethics advocates warned at the time that the arrangement raised conflict of interest and Emoluments Clause concerns.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/21/secret-service-spent-more-than-250k-at-trump-properties-072465

9 replies, 1006 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Secret Service spent more than $250K at Trump properties (Original post)
swag Nov 21 OP
Faux pas Nov 21 #1
Brainfodder Nov 21 #2
DENVERPOPS Nov 21 #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 21 #3
progressoid Nov 21 #5
jmowreader Nov 22 #6
progressoid Nov 22 #8
riversedge Nov 22 #7
TexasBushwhacker Nov 23 #9

Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:23 PM

1. Kickin' with disgust

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:36 PM

2. DUH and only 250?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brainfodder (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:53 PM

4. this figure in no way

covers the tons of incidental costs.......Everytime he goes to Mar-a-lago, the U.S. Coastguard and local police go all out in their costs due to his visiting........The cost of transporting his presidential vehicles in advance, his helicopters,........EtcEtcEtc......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:40 PM

3. $250,000 in just FIVE MONTHS!

And that was in 2017, IQ45's first year in office. I don't think it's unreasonable to project that amount forward for 2018 and 2019 -- at least $1 million of taxpayer money directly into the grifter-in-chief's pocket.

Remember that the next time he whines about how much money he's losing by playing president. Hell, I doubt he's ever made that much in his life!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 11:39 PM

5. b...b...b...but he donates his salary!!11!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to progressoid (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:15 AM

6. b...b...b...but he'd be making $2 million a year from us if he didn't!!11!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to jmowreader (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:07 PM

8. He's sacrificing so much for our country!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to swag (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:51 AM

7. going on 3 years of our tax money going into Trump pockets..........and little

has been accomplished.


The expenditures -- amounting to $254,020.94 in total -- raise new questions about the extent to which Trump is personally profiting from the federal government, which is prohibited by the Constitution’s Domestic Emoluments Clause. The president has called the provision “phony,” and his lawyers have argued that it only bars him from receiving compensation as part of “an employment-type relationship” with a foreign or domestic government.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 07:59 PM

9. Let's rephrase this

Trump CHARGED our Secret Service over $250 K to stay at his properties while PROTECTING him and his adult children. He's a multi-billionaire, right? Couldn't he comp them those rooms? Why isn't he?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread