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Trump extends Secret Service protection to his children

Posted January 21, 2021 7:24 a.m. EST
Updated January 21, 2021 10:20 a.m. EST

The children of former-President Donald Trump and their spouses now have U.S. Secret Service protection available to them.

A senior U.S. official said that, before leaving office, Trump signed a memorandum extending Secret Service protection by six months for all of his children.

The Washington Post reports the Secret Service will protect Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and their three children along with Donald Trump Jr. and his five children, Eric and Lara Trump, and Tiffany Trump.

Under law, Trump, his wife, Melania Trump, and their 14-year-old son are automatically entitled to receive the protection.

The Washington Post reports former treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, former chief of staff Mark Meadows and former national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien will also be protected under Trump's request.

There are approximately 3,200 special agents in the U.S. Secret Service with an additional 1,300 uniformed officers who guard the White House and other government buildings.

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