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Secret Service can't pay agents for Trump and family

Secret Service can't pay agents for Trump and family
Posted at 12:24 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 12:52:19-04

(CNN) - The Secret Service is going broke.

The agency can’t afford to pay hundreds of agents to expand its protection of the extremely large family of President Donald Trump and their many homes up and down the East Coast, according to a report published Monday.

Secret Service Director Tex Alles told USA Today that more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances.

That’s because Trump has taken trips almost every weekend of his presidency so far, both to his resort properties as well as international travel.

His adult children also require protection during their business trips and vacations.

USA Today said that Alles is asking is asking Congress to increase salary and overtime caps for agents.

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