Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner spent $100,000 of taxpayer money renting a bathroom so Secret Service agents didn't have to use theirs

Tasos Katopodis/Getty ImagesJared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House on November 29.
  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have spent more than $US100,000 on accommodations for their Secret Service detail after barring the agents from using their bathrooms, The Washington Post reported.
  • Law-enforcement officials told The Post that the president’s daughter and his son-in-law barred the Secret Service agents from using their 6.5 bathrooms when they first moved into their mansion in Washington, DC, in 2017.
  • In September 2017, the federal government began renting a $US3,000-a-month studio apartment across the street from the Trump/Kushner residence for the agents’ bathroom needs.
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Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, and her husband, Jared Kushner, a top aide to the president, have spent more than $US100,000 on accommodations for their Secret Service detail after prohibiting the agents from using the bathrooms in their mansion, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Law-enforcement officials told The Post that the president’s daughter and his son-in-law barred the Secret Service agents from using their 6.5 bathrooms when they first moved into their home in the wealthy Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington, DC, in 2017. Instead, they offered the agents a port-a-potty on the footpath.

But after multiple neighbours complained about the port-a-potty, the agents were forced to use bathrooms in former President Barack Obama’s garage nearby, at the vice president’s compound a mile up Massachusetts Avenue, and at businesses in the area.


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Finally, in September 2017, the federal government began renting a $US3,000-a-month studio apartment across the street from the Trump/Kushner residence for the agents’ bathroom needs. The government has so far spent more than $US100,000 on rent for the basement apartment and is expected to spend a total of $US144,000, as the lease goes the end of September.

In a statement to The Post, a White House spokesman, Judd Deere, denied that Trump and Kushner had prohibited their Secret Service detail from using the bathrooms in their house.

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