Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Pentagon's Nuclear Football Will Have Its Own Apartment In Trump Tower

A White House military aide and member of the US Navy carries a briefcase known as the "football," containing emergency nuclear weapon codes (AFP Photo/SAUL LOEB)

Reuters: Pentagon to lease privately owned Trump Tower apartment for nuclear 'football': letter

The U.S. Defense Department is finalizing a lease on a privately owned apartment in New York's Trump Tower for the White House Military Office to use for supporting President Donald Trump without providing any benefit to Trump or his organization, according to a Pentagon letter seen by Reuters.

The Military Office carries and safeguards the "football," the device that contains the top secret launch codes the president needs to order a nuclear attack, as well as providing him secure communications wherever he is.

The White House, Secret Service, and Defense Department had no comment on whether similar arrangements have been made at other properties Trump frequents - Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida and the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump is spending this weekend.

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Update #1: Nuclear football reportedly set to get private apartment in Trump Tower (FOX News)
Update #2: Pentagon moves forward on Trump Tower lease: report (The Hill)

WNU Editor: I am surprised that they are only completing the deal now. But I have to wonder .... if the Pentagon was not able to lease an apartment in Trump Tower and set up their communications network, would this be enough to prohibit President Trump from staying there overnight and/or for a few days. Hmmmm .... The sight of a military official carrying the nuclear football staying in the lobby and\or outside President Trump's apartment with his Secret Service detachment will certainly not look professional (or secure).

Hat tip Anon for this link.

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