The Secret Service has been a hot topic lately thanks to the release of Carol Leonnig’s bombshell book “Zero Fail”, which reveals plenty of brand new information about the relationships between Presidents and their security details. Leonnig’s book recounts the lines that are often crossed as members of presidential families spend hours on end with their personal security, which she writes also occurred with the Trump family.
With both the Trump Inaugural Committee being investigated and the Trump Organization under criminal investigation, the question of “what did the Trump Secret Service detail know and when did they know it” has arisen amid speculation that Donald Trump and his adult children are facing serious charges.
Secret Service agents have been called to testify against Presidents in the past, most famously during the Bill Clinton investigation led by Ken Starr. There is no law prohibiting Secret Service from being subpoenaed or testifying, and considering Secret Service agents followed Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Eric Trump, it’s only a matter of time before those agents may end up being called in any of the cases against the family.
On Tuedsay, July 20, 2021 Secret Service protection will cease for The Former Guy’s extended family.
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) May 23, 2021
Most of the legal challenges that Trump and his adult children face are related to his businesses, but he was also accused of using the Office of the President for his own financial benefit. Secret Service agents could be called to testify about any personal business they may have witnessed while on detail. Considering the family had a habit of making their security pay for their own accommodations, it’s possible they’d be more than willing to talk on the record.
Still the grifter-in-chief. Since leaving office, Trump has charged the Secret Service — and American taxpayers — more than $40,000 to use space at Mar-a-Lago, to protect him and his family.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) May 21, 2021
There’s also the matter of election fraud and interference in Georgia, where Fulton County DA Fani Willis is preparing her case against Trump, and it’s likely she may call the Secret Service agents who were in the room when he made his threatening calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
No, we’re not over Trump’s adult children costing taxpayers more than $140,000 in Secret Service fees in just 30 days. https://t.co/WFKuVg16kw
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) May 23, 2021
Business Insider’s Dave Levinthal appeared on SIRIUSXM’s Mornings with Mason and discussed the Secret Service’s role in bringing Trump to justice. Levinthal opines that some might be worried about saving themselves if their actions–or inactions–during their tenure are found to be connected to anything illegal.
Answering the Qs you didn't know you had: Could @SecretService agents testify against Trump? And would they follow Trump to prison if he ever went?@juliemason and I reveal all on @SXMPOTUS' @MasonMornings. https://t.co/uQeRhH8dBw
— Dave Levinthal (@davelevinthal) May 24, 2021