Secret Service costs for Trump family protection continue to mount


With Eric Trump's trip to the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland this week, the global hotel and auto rental costs for the Secret Service agents who protect him and his brother Donald Trump Jr. have topped $190,000 since January 1st, according to a review of purchasing orders by CBS News.

The purchase orders were among those reviewed by CBS News - including Secret Service costs for Trump's sons, Eric and Donald Jr., who have traveled overseas on Trump Organization business, that've topped $190,000 since January. Secret Service protection has accompanied them each time.

CAP Action Press Secretary Morgan Finkelstein called Mr. Trump lambasted Mr. Trump for spending "millions of government dollars at Mar-a-Lago" and said in a news release.

Eric Trump's trip to the United Kingdom is his fifth global trip since the start of 2017.

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The purchase orders CBS News analyze did not include the airfare costs for Secret Service agents to conduct routine scouting trips to locations ahead of the Trumps' arrival. $700,000 for every Air Force One round trip to Mar-a-Lago.

The Government Accountability Office has agreed to probe whether Mar-a-Lago has a secure space for classified communications, if screening measures used on guests meet security standards, and how the government ensures that travel-related expenses are reasonable.

Another purchase order showed a charge of $64,000 for "elevator services-Trump Tower" in December 2016, CBS News reported.