The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
Previously, the Secret Service had stationed its command post — which houses supervisors and backup agents on standby in case of an emergency — in a Trump Tower unit one floor below the president’s apartment.
Tom Benson did.
For years, the state has been paying Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his family for 19,000 square feet of Poydras Street office space that has sat empty, even as former Attorney General Buddy Caldwell rented offices for employees elsewhere in the New Orleans area.
With a new governor and attorney general — and with the State Capitol wracked by a historic budget crisis — the state will no longer be paying for a vacant floor in Benson Tower.