SECRET SERVICE/TRUMP BUSINESS: “President Trump’s luxury properties have charged the U.S. government more than $1.1 million in private transactions since Trump took office — including for room rentals at his Bedminster, N.J., club this spring while it was closed for the coronavirus pandemic, new documents show.

The documents, including receipts and invoices from Trump’s businesses, were released by the Secret Service after The Washington Post filed a public-records lawsuit…

When Trump and his family members visit Trump properties, aides and Secret Service agents follow. When those federal employees rent rooms, Trump’s businesses get the revenue. Taxpayers foot the bill.”

-David A. Fahrenthold and Josh Dawsey, “Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic,” washingtonpost.com, Sep. 17, 2020