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Trump extended Secret Service protection for family members in final days in office: report

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE extended Secret Service protection for 13 of his family members before he left office. 

The Secret Service will protect Donald Trump, former first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpOvernight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions Trump has been vaccinated for coronavirus Jill Biden picks up where she left off MORE, Barron Trump, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpTrump Jr. was deposed in inauguration funds probe Former Trump officials eye bids for political office The Hill's Morning Report - Disaster politics hobble Cruz, Cuomo MORE and her husband and four kids, Donald Trump Jr. and his four kids, Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident Trump sends well wishes to Tiger Woods after crash Scottish lawmakers want to investigate Trump purchase of golf courses MORE and his wife, and Tiffany Trump, according to The Washington Post.

People familiar with the issue spoke with anonymity to the Post, saying Trump wanted the Secret Service protection for his extended family for another six months. 

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Under federal law, only Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Barron Trump, former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOvernight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions Haley praises Trump CPAC speech after breaking with him over Capitol riot Republican Ohio Senate candidate calls on GOP rep to resign over impeachment vote MORE and former second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceCan a common bond of service unite our nation? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - House boots Greene from committees; Senate plows ahead on budget Pence announces post-White House office, plans to move back to Indiana MORE are entitled to Secret Service protection when Donald Trump is out of office. Donald and Melania Trump will have it for a lifetime, Barron Trump will have it until he is 16 years old, and Mike and Karen Pence will have it for six months. 

It is not an unusual move for a president to ask for extended security protection for immediate family members. Former presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama all asked for extended protections for their daughters after they left office. 

However it is unusual for a president to ask for so many extensions for extended family members. The extended protection could cost taxpayers millions of dollars because of how many people are being protected and how often they travel. 

The Secret Service would have to accommodate Trump’s request as it works to provide Secret Service protection for President BidenJoe BidenSenate Democrats negotiating changes to coronavirus bill Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must to catch up WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year MORE's and Vice President Harris’s immediate families. 

The Hill has reached out to the Secret Service for comment.