Are the Clintons Charging the Secret Service Rent?

Are the Clintons Charging the Secret Service Rent?

Are the Clintons Charging the Secret Service Rent?

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Jan. 15 2001 1:18 PM

Are the Clintons Charging the Secret Service Rent?

By now you have gotten the e-mail saying that the junior senator from New York and the soon-to-be former president are charging the Secret Service a monthly rental fee--equal to their mortgage payment--for the space the agents protecting the Clintons occupy at their Chappaqua home. Is this true?

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No. The Clintons, like all former first families, are entitled to reimbursement for providing space for the agents. The General Services Administration, which oversees office space for federal agencies, calculates what the government pays for square footage in the geographic area where the ex-president lives. It concluded the Clintons are due approximately $1,100 a month. However, the Clintons have decided to waive the reimbursement and provide the space free of charge.

Next question?  (As long as it's not, "Are the Clintons forcing their agents to engage in ritual satanic abuse?")

Explainer thanks Jim Mackin of the Secret Service.