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Donald Trump Makes An Unprecedented Move…Secret Service Won’t Like This!
By Kathy Shaidle|December 20, 2016

Donald Trump has already turned the entire American political system upside down, and a new report claims he’ll be defying tradition as president in one crucial respect.

The Secret Service (which is actually an arm of the Treasury Department) has been assigned to protect the US president and his family for decades, with varying degrees of success. Now Trump reportedly wants to add a new facet to his security detail.

Mary Papenfuss reports for the Huffington Post:

President-elect Donald Trump reportedly plans to stick with members of his aggressive private security crew of loyal retired ex-cops and former FBI agents, and won’t rely solely on the Secret Service in the White House, according to Politico.

The private security team is led by Trump supporter and registered Republican Keith Schiller, a retired New York cop, who was videotaped during the presidential campaign apparently punching a protester who was trying to retrieve protest signs Schiller had ripped from his hands. That incident sparked a lawsuit by five protesters against Schiller, other members of the security team and Trump.

In a conference call with reporters on Monday, Trump spokesman Jason Miller called the Politico story “complete nonsense,” and said it was “blowing [the issue] out of proportion.” But he also said Trump would continue to be surrounded by longtime supporters like Schiller, “who has been an absolute fantastic ally.”

While there is clearly some disagreement on how his security needs will be met, one expert raises an interesting point:

Combining private security with the Secret Service “increases the Service’s liability, it creates greater confusion and it creates greater risk,” according to former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow.

Should Trump beef up his Secret Service security with other experts for his own safety, or will it just add to the confusion? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: Breitbart

Kathy Shaidle
Kathy Shaidle started blogging in 2000, at RelapsedCatholic. In 2007, she set up FiveFeetOfFury as the new home for her irreverent rants. Her books include The Tyranny of Nice (a Conservative Book Club selection), Confessions of a Failed Slut, and the forthcoming Society of Losers. Shaidle is a weekly columnist for Taki’s Magazine. “Kathy Shaidle is one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day: If the human rights racketeers get their way, she’ll be unpublishable in her own country. But, in the end, that’s a reflection not on her but on them.” — Mark Steyn, from his introduction to her book The Tyranny of Nice
Kathy Shaidle started blogging in 2000, at RelapsedCatholic. In 2007, she set up FiveFeetOfFury as the new home for her irreverent rants. Her books include The Tyranny of Nice (a Conservative Book Club selection), Confessions of a Failed Slut, and the forthcoming Society of Losers. Shaidle is a weekly columnist for Taki’s Magazine. “Kathy Shaidle is one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day: If the human rights racketeers get their way, she’ll be unpublishable in her own country. But, in the end, that’s a reflection not on her but on them.” — Mark Steyn, from his introduction to her book The Tyranny of Nice
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