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Sun May 2, 2021, 04:11 AM

Hotel accommodations for Secret Service assigned to former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have co

Source: Business Insider

Hotel accommodations for Secret Service assigned to former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have cost taxpayers over $30k: The Daily Beast
[email protected] (John L. Dorman) 11 hrs ago

Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin left his post in January, but hotel accommodations for the Secret Service agents that still accompany him cost US taxpayers over $30,000, according to The Daily Beast.

A review of federal spending data by The Daily Beast showed one contract for $15,604 that reads "MNUCHIN VISIT-USSS ROOM RESERVATION ST. REGIS - APRIL 2021," with the report stating that the money came from the US Embassy in Doha, Qatar.

In a second contract, $16,658 was spent for hotel accommodations under "FORMER SECRETARY OF TREASURY MNUCHIN VISIT - SECRET SERVICE SUPPORT." The contract overlapped with the first contract and also listed the US Embassy in Doha as the funding source.

According to The Daily Beast, the charges exclude salary, flight costs, and overtime pay.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hotel-accommodations-for-secret-service-assigned-to-former-treasury-secretary-steven-mnuchin-have-cost-taxpayers-over-dollar30k-the-daily-beast/ar-BB1ggiEb?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:40 AM

1. I thought only the VP and President received Secret Service protection after they are out of office?

Perhaps its time to review who receives it.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #1)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:12 AM

6. Only the President, even the VP is cut off

Al Gore drove himself home in 2000. In 2008 Bush extended SS protection for Cheney for 6 months then it dropped, Trump extended it for all sorts of asshats including his children, the White House COS, cabinet secretaries...lord know who else. We are still the Orange Turds piggy bank.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #6)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:35 AM

7. Perhaps Biden should rescind it then unless it was passed as part of a law in which case it will be

difficult to stop Trump and his people from sponging off the taxpayers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 05:15 AM

2. Well, the protection ends in less than 6 months, same with Trump's kids.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 05:30 AM

3. I wonder if DeVos still gets it.

They were spending lots for her.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 08:31 AM

4. Protecting criminals from criminals?

Irony of this aside, what is the Secret Service protocol if and when they get arrested, and then a prison sentence?

In short - how do you protect somebody who is also a danger to others?

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Response to Tiger8 (Reply #4)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:06 AM

12. I don't think that the Secret Service can prevent an arrest. nt

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Response to Tiger8 (Reply #4)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:13 PM

13. Most likely a former president would be sentenced to house arrest or kept on a military base.

Secret Service protection would be easy in those cases. But the main reason is that a former president knows a lot of classified information. There would be a massive risk in putting them in a prison. Even if they were segregated, your average working-class prison guard could easily be bribed to try to "extract" information. Or vice versa: the former president offers to provide info that can be sold in exchange for better treatment, etc.

Anyone else? They aren't entitled to SS protection anyway so they'd lose it.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #13)

Tue May 4, 2021, 02:01 PM

14. Maybe Hannibal Lector's "Bird Cage" from Silence of the Lambs

You bring up several excellent points which raise even more points. Should Trump be allowed to surf the web or use email? Who can visit, talk with him, etc.

Trump will have a target on his back because of any dirt he has on other criminals, including his Russian handlers.

The best option is for him to be essentially hermetically sealed off in both directions. I picture something similar to the "Bird Cage" in Silence of the Lambs, on the site of an abandoned government property, converted into a one man prison compound. As you suggested; a military base.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:06 AM

5. Why? Why does he get Secret Service protection NOW?! Why?

End it bright and early Monday morning.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #5)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:27 PM

11. "Trump extended full-time security for 6 months for his children, Mnuchin, and two other officials.


Why did Trump do this? Because he could!


......Trump extended full-time security for 6 months for his children, Mnuchin, and two other officials................

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:10 AM

8. Like he can't afford to pay his own way

Ideally Id like all these crooks , to pay the taxpayers back or go to jail.😤

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:16 PM

9. Who would want to hurt him?

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #9)

Sun May 2, 2021, 08:47 PM

10. Anyone involved with the Trump administration

they eat their own.

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