Records show Trump golf club paid Secret Service $10,000 to Chambers in May | Donald Trump
Donald Trump accused Secret Service Newly released records indicate approximately $10,200 for use of guest rooms at a New Jersey golf club in May.
The total May fee at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ was $10,199.52 for an 18-day stay — about $566 per night at the resort.
The Secret Service also released documents including a “hotel request” form that covered the period from May 28 to July 1, as well as invoices indicating $3,400 resort fees for January, February and early May. The agency did not reveal the reason for those accusations, which were made before Trump’s arrival.
Charging rent from security details provided by his government is nothing new, as Trump has often charged the Secret Service for rooms used by its clients, even during his presidency, according to the Washington Post.
Currently, there are no laws preventing Trump and his company from requiring the Secret Service to pay rent on his property, and rates are subject to the Trump Organization’s discretion. The law requires the Secret Service to pay whatever is required to rent rooms near its clients.
Joe Biden is the only other protected person who has charged rental fees. During his vice presidency, Biden charged a monthly rent of $2,200 to use a cottage on his Delaware property. However, since becoming president, Biden has not taken Secret Service rent.
The release of these bills comes as New York state attorneys general announced criminal charges against the Trump Organization over its business dealings. The company and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, have been charged with tax-related crimes. Weiselberg and the company last week pleaded not guilty.