US Secret Service Spends Year's Overtime Pay on 'Large' Trump's Family

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Randolph "Tex" Alles said the agency estimates about 1,100 of its employees will work overtime hours that will exceed congressionally-mandated limits this year.

The Secret Service is running out of cash because of President Trump's large family and frequent trips to his properties, according to USA Today. He has taken seven trips to his Mar-a-Lago estate, traveled to his Bedminster, New Jersey golf resort five times and even returned to Trump Tower in New York City once.

But under Trump, some 42 people - including 18 family members - require protection, compared to 31 during the Obama years. "I can't change that. I have no flexibility", Alles told the paper. By comparison, the Secret Service protected only 11 individuals when Barack Obama was in office. In addition to his wife, Melania Trump, and youngest son, Barron Trump, the president's older sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., also have full-time security details. Even in the unlikely event that the measure is approved, it means that veteran Secret Service agents won't be paid for hours of work due them. This extra demand, mainly because of Trump's large, family, has placed a burden on the Secret Service and has caused many agents to miss out on pay. "Normally, we are not this tapped out, " said Alles, whom Trump appointed to his post in April.

Several lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, have stated publicly that the Secret Service need more support. His travel costs to Mar-a-Lago, Florida, are estimated at $3m each, for a total of $20m over just his first three months in office.

Additionally, Secret Service expenses have included trips nearly every weekend that Trump has been in office - including 23 golf outings, 55 trips to his properties, and a 17 day vacation while the White House was being repaired.

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When it comes to the Pink Ball Test, Cook is only the second batsman to have hit a 200+ score against an opposition. Initially couple of wickets fell for England in quick succession where Stoneman and Westley scored 8 runs each.

The Trump entourage attracted further attention when the Secret Service recorded $100,000 for hotel bills in Uruguay accompanying Eric Trump on a business trip.

So the Secret Service is dropping a pretty penny protecting Trump, but the question remains: Where is that money actually going to?

To summarize: In roughly seven months as president, Trump has placed the Secret Service in a awful place financially due to things such as his frequent golf outings and the fact he refuses to fully separate himself from his business empire.

"After much consideration, it was mutually determined that it would be more cost effective and logistically practical for the Secret Service to lease space elsewhere", a Trump Organization spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost.

Alles told USA Today he has raised the financial concerns with White House officials.

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