KEY POINTS

  • Two Trump family members had 'inappropriate' relationships with Secret Service agents, a new book reveals
  • Secret Service agents are prohibited from forming relationships with their charges
  • It is unclear if Trump knew about the allegations

Two members of former President Donald Trump’s family had “inappropriate” relations with Secret Service agents assigned to their detail, a new book asserts. 

Vanessa Trump, ex-wife of Donald Trump Jr., and Tiffany Trump, the former president’s youngest daughter, became “inappropriately – and perhaps dangerously – close” to agents when Donald Trump was still in office, according to Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig’s new book “Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service” — a copy of which was obtained by The Guardian.   

The book, which is set to publish next week, revealed Secret Service agents reported that Vanessa had begun “dating” one of the agents assigned to her family. It is unclear when the relationship began. She filed for an uncontested divorce from Don Jr. in March 2018.

The agent who engaged in a relationship with Vanessa did not receive disciplinary action because he or the agency was not her official guardians at the time. 

Leonnig also wrote that Tiffany broke up with her boyfriend and “began spending an unusual amount of time alone with a Secret Service agent on her detail.”

Agency officials expressed concern over how close Trump’s daughter with second wife Marla Maples had been getting with the “tall, dark and handsome agent,” Leonnig wrote. 

The agent in question and Tiffany had denied any inappropriate relationship, noting that it was usual for agents to spend time alone with the people they are assigned to protect. Secret Service agents are prohibited from forming personal relationships with their charges. The agent was later reassigned.

It is unclear if the former president was aware of the allegations involving his daughter and daughter-in-law. 

After the divorce, Don Jr. went on to date Kimberly Guilfoyle, a lawyer and former Fox News host. Guilfoyle was also a top official on former President Trump's 2020 campaign. 

Donald Trump Jr., Vanessa Trump Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump have decided to end their 12-year marriage. Pictured: The Trumps attend the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo: Getty Images/Jeff Swensen