The White House Military Office is reportedly shelling out $130,000 a month to rent some space at Trump Tower in New York City, which should raise a few eyebrows since that property belongs to a company the president used to control and has not divested from.
Though The Wall Street Journal reports that the military is renting the space from a private owner likely to be the president’s NYC neighbor, the fee is more than double what such a space should rent for.
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White House Military Office does legally need to be close to the president, since they are the arbiters of information such as the nuclear codes, but the president no longer spends much time at his NYC headquarters, so $130,000 seems a bit steep. Right now, the military has a lease for the spot through September of 2018, to the tune of $2.39 million. Read more…
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