With the tag line, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” The Washington Post ran a story titled “The $3,000-a-month toilet for the Ivanka Trump/Jared Kushner Secret Service detail.”
As stated in the still posted story, “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, according to neighbors and law enforcement officials.”
“After resorting to a porta-potty, as well as bathrooms at the nearby home of former president Barack Obama and the not-so-nearby residence of Vice President Pence, the agents finally found a toilet to call their own.” By renting a basement studio at $3,000 a month to taxpayers.
Allegations of this were denied by both the family and a White House spokesperson. Both parties asserted that is was the Secret Service’s decision not to allow protective detail inside.
Eight hours after this story appeared online, a spokeswoman from the Secret Service responded in writing, “the Secret Service tries to have minimal impact on households it protects.”