The Trump Campaign “Billed The Federal Government $1.6 Million For Secret Service To Fly On His Private Plane.”

 In Conflicts Of Interest   Last Updated: June 17, 2017

Federal Election Commission records show that the U.S. Secret Service has paid the Trump campaign about $1.6 million to cover the cost of flying its agents with the candidate on a plane owned and operated by one of his companies.”

Costs of Secret Service travel are generally reimbursed by the federal government, but typically these costs pass through to travel operators, such as an airline (in this case Trump himself).  While it doesn’t cost Trump more to add a few extra Secret Service agents on his own plane, and he isn’t selling any other seats on the plane, but he is billing the government for airline fares anyway.   Future reimbursements for this will not be disclosed but are free to continue, even for Secret Service travel on his private plane that includes his family and not Trump himself.

 

 

Arnsdorf, Isaac, and Kenneth P. Vogel. “Trump Received $1.6 Million from Secret Service.”POLITICO. N.p., 22 Sept. 2016. Web. 16 June 2017.
Yglesias, Matthew. “Trump Can Now Loot Millions of Dollars from the Secret Service with No Disclosure.Vox. Vox, 16 Nov. 2016. Web. 3 Jan. 2017.

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