The Secret Service is forced to pay $3,000/ month to rent an apartment soley for the bathroom since Ivanka and Jared won’t allow the agents assigned to them to use any of the six bathrooms in the D.C. home.
According to The Washington Post, agents assigned to Jared and Ivanka have to go to bizarre lengths just to use the bathroom including trips to former President Barack Obama’s home, the home of the Pences, and sometimes using the bathroom at local businesses, as well as renting a porta-potty.
The Secret Service ultimately found a solution to the problem in 2017 when they started renting a neighbor’s basement studio apartment, at a cost of $3,000 per month. According to the Post, the detail has spent upward of $100,000 on the toilet solution.
The White House claims that it was the Secret Service that made the decision about toilet use.
“This is just another false narrative. When discussions regarding protecting their home were initially had in 2017, Ivanka and Jared made clear that their home would always be open to the incredible men and women on their detail. It was only after a decision by the USSS was made that their detail sought other accommodations,” a spokesperson said.
A law enforcement official familiar with the situation disputed the White House’s claim, telling The Post the agents were kept out at the request of Jared and Ivanka.