The United States Secret Service agents assigned to guard first daughter Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner were forced to spend $3,000-per-month to rent a toilet after the couple barred them from using any of the six and a half bathrooms in their house.
“Instructed not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms inside the couple’s house, the Secret Service detail assigned to President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law spent months searching for a reliable restroom to use on the job,” The Washington Post reported, citing neighbors and law enforcement official.
The paper quoted one law enforcement official as saying: “It’s the first time I ever heard of a Secret Service detail having to go to these extremes to find a bathroom.”
It added that secret service members in the couple’s detail who were desperate to relieve themselves had resorted to a porta-potty, as well as bathrooms at the nearby homes of Barack Obama and vice-president Mike Pence.
The agents finally found a permanent restroom when the government spent $3,000 a month to rent out a basement studio from one of Jared and Ivanka’s neighbors.
Since September 2017, the paper reported, the government has spent more than $100,000 just to rent out the bathroom.
“A White House spokesperson denied that Trump and Kushner restricted agents from their 5,000-square-foot home, with its six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, and asserted that it was the Secret Service’s decision not to allow the protective detail inside,” the Post writes. “That account is disputed by a law enforcement official familiar with the situation, who said the agents were kept out at the family’s request.”