Donald Trump Jr Begging for Secret service protection again after Dropping it
Last week it came out that Donald Trump Jr. had made the odd decision to get rid of his secret service detail. His reason? A need for more privacy. Now, at the time, I thought it was weird that someone so controversial and connected to this particularly hated White House would decide that he didn’t want protection, but on some level I got it. It must be odd to feel like your life is suddenly in a bubble of agents and guards. Well, here we are less than two weeks after that decision was reportedly made and the president’s namesake, who by the way is under investigation for colluding with the Russian government to elect his father, has, according to CNN, decided it’s now okay for the Secret Service to come back.
By law, as an immediate family member of President Donald Trump, his son is authorized, but not required, to have protection.
It is not clear what prompted the move.
Now, are there totally reasonable and not at all nefarious reasons why Donald Trump Jr. would decide he wouldn’t want protection, only to change his mind a couple weeks later? Of course. Maybe he bristled under the pressure of his detail, only to realize how exposed he felt when they were gone. Maybe he eventually decided that safety was worth the inconvenience of having government agents all around him. Those make sense. But, and I’m not leveling any Alex Jones-style accusations right now, it’s not the best look for a major advisor to and son of the president who is the subject of a serious investigation into possible international espionage to get rid of the government agents who are around him all the time, for a couple of weeks during that investigation. I personally find this particularly suspicious thanks to how the Secret Service and Trump Jr. felt about the idea of Trump Jr. traveling without his protection:
Two sources who spoke on condition of anonymity previously told CNN that the Secret Service strongly pushed back on his request, but said it was “demanded” by Trump Jr. himself.
If this were any other administration, I might give Don Jr. the benefit of the doubt, but this administration? We’re talking about a guy who by his own email records eagerly took a meeting with someone whom he knew was working for Moscow to help attempt to elect his father over Hillary Clinton. When that guy does something that seems shady, Occam’s razor says that it’s probably shady.