WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service was reportedly forced to rent an apartment so agents guarding Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner could use the bathroom after the couple refused to allow them to use the bathrooms in their suburban Washington house.
The Washington Post reports the agents were instructed not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms in the 5,000 square foot home.
After neighbors became upset that the Secret Service had brought in porta-potties, the agency was forced to rent a studio apartment from a neighbor so the agents could relieve themselves.
At times, agents allegedly resorted to using bathrooms in the home of former president Barack Obama and home of Vice President Mike Pence a mile away.
The $3,000 a month rental has cost taxpayers over $100,000 since the arrangement was made in Sept. 2017.
According to the report, the White House denies agents were not allowed entry into the home of the couple they guarded, but a law enforcement official disputes the statement.
“It’s the first time I ever heard of a Secret Service detail having to go to these extremes to find a bathroom,” a law enforcement official told the newspaper.