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

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations 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 TrumpJill Biden, Kate Middleton visit school together in first meeting Jill Biden wears 'LOVE' jacket 'to bring unity' to meeting with Boris Johnson White House gets back to pre-COVID-19 normality MORE, Barron Trump, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpMichael Cohen predicts Trump will turn on family after revelation of criminal probe Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida Melinda Gates tapped divorce lawyers in 2019 after Epstein links to husband: report MORE and her husband and four kids, Donald Trump Jr. and his four kids, Eric TrumpEric TrumpFlorida city bans gambling amid prospects of Trump-owned casino Lara Trump on Senate bid: 'No for now, not no forever' Lara Trump disputes report that father-in-law is discussing reinstalment 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. 


Under federal law, only Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Barron Trump, former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceVirginia couple pleads guilty to misdemeanor charges linked to Capitol riot Juan Williams: GOP preparing the ground to steal an election How to investigate Jan. 6 (and other politicized issues) without a commission MORE and former second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PencePence buys .9M home in Indiana There is no pandemic recovery plan without the arts and culture Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' 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 BidenFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Saudis picked up drugs in Cairo used to kill Khashoggi: report Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting MORE's and Vice President Harris’s immediate families. 

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