Secret Service protection extended to Trump Relatives, ex-staffers

The arrangement grants Trump relatives an extra six months of security.

22 January 2021 Friday 07:01
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Secret Service protection extended to Trump Relatives, ex-staffers

Former President Trump's four adult kids and both partners are receiving Secret Service coverage for an extra six months after Trump's departure from office, former government officials confirmed to ABC News.

It was uncertain when the orders to expand the security agreements had come from Trump himself.

It is not uncommon for first children to obtain an extension in their security as a courtesy extended to the president and his loved ones, but traditionally these defense was restricted to underage kids and school students, rather than unmarried adults.

Additionally, it is uncommon for former government officials to get protection past the president's term in office.

By legislation, the former president and first woman receive life protection, and youngest son Barron Trump will get protection until he is 16 years old.

Retired Secret Service representative Don Mihalek reported that the choice of whether to expand security is often"hazard based," but every extra protectee that the Secret Service requires on demands extra manpower in the bureau.

"Commonly as time continues on and also the limelight fades on people, these dangers of course decrease since the focus becomes on that who is now in the spotlight," explained Mihalek, an ABC News contributor.

"And at any given time, these individuals can diminish protection," he explained.

Also this week, the Secret Service raised the temporary flight restriction over Trump Tower in nyc, which was set into place the day before Trump took office. The construction was considered a potential goal, and Trump's wife and boy Barron still dwelt there at the moment.

The temporary flight restriction maintained most typical aviation beneath 3,000 ft from entering a one-mile radius enclosing the Midtown Manhattan construction without prior consent. It originally expanded all the way west to the Hudson River, but was afterwards reduced in order to not affect aviation with that hot corridor, such as tour aquariums.

The bureau informed pilots of the latest shift on Thursday morning.

With Trump no more using Trump Tower because his official residence, and a lot of his immediate family anticipated to live in Florida, law enforcement says safety around the building will be scaled back.