Tiffany Trump is pushing back on a Washington Post reporter’s claim that her relationship with one of her Secret Service agents might have been a little too friendly.
A spokeswoman told the newspaper that the story included in Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Carol Leonnig’s upcoming book, Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service, is “nothing more than gossip and is simply not true. Tiffany’s experience with the Secret Service was entirely professional.” On Tuesday the Post reported on an advance copy of the book, due out next week, in which Leonnig claims that two members of the Trump family were “inappropriately—and perhaps dangerously—close” to members of the family’s security detail. Following a breakup, the author writes, Tiffany developed a close connection with a Secret Service agent and “began spending an unusual amount of time alone” with him. Leonnig says that agency officials “became concerned at how close Tiffany appeared to be getting to the tall, dark, and handsome agent.” The agent was reassigned despite him and Tiffany both saying there was no inappropriate relationship between them. Tiffany reportedly began dating her current fiancé, Michael Boulos, in late 2018, and the pair announced their engagement the day before Donald Trump left office.
As for the second Trump family member who allegedly cultivated an overly intimate connection with an agent, Leonnig claims that Secret Service sources told her Donald Trump Jr.’s ex-wife, Vanessa Trump, had “started dating one of the agents who had been assigned to her family.” Vanessa filed for divorce from Don Jr. in March 2018. Leonnig says that the agent in question did not face professional repercussions over the relationship with Vanessa since she was not being protected by the agency at the time. When asked for comment on both of these stories, a Secret Service spokesperson told People, “The U.S. Secret Service is aware of an upcoming book which rehashes past challenges the agency overcame and evolved from. Now and throughout its 156-year history, the agency’s skilled workforce is dedicated to the successful execution of its critical protective and investigative missions.”
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