Secret Service agents denied access to Ivanka Trump's family toilet - report

Donald Trump's final days in office have been plagued by controversy - and now another scandal has rocked the Presidency, with allegations Trump's daughter banned Secret Service agents tasked with protecting her from using the toilets in her house.

The Washington Post has revealed Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner instructed agents not to use any of the six bathrooms in their house - leaving the agents to hunt for a reliable toilet elsewhere.

According to the Washington Post, several methods were trialled. One was a portaloo installed on the wealthy street Kushner and Trump resided on - which did not ingratiate them with the neighbours. 

"They sort of came in with the attitude, like, 'We are royalty,'" Dianne Bruce, who until recently lived across the street, said of Kushner and Trump.

When the portaloo was installed the neighbours kicked up a fuss to have it removed - but once it was gone, Bruce said she felt sympathy for the couple's security detail. 

"What, are they going to have to get in their cars, to go to the bathroom?"

They did - the other option Secret Service agents had was to use the bathrooms used by colleagues stationed at a nearby neighbour - former President Barack Obama.

The Obamas had a bathroom in their garage which was used for a time by the security detail - however this all came crashing down when a Trump-Kushner Secret Service supervisor left "an unpleasant mess" in the bathroom.

It was enough for the leaders of Obama's security detail to ban the Trump detail from ever returning, reports the Post. 

They also reportedly used the toilets in the slightly further afield home of Vice President Mike Pence, before the government stepped in. 

The federal government was forced to rent an apartment for $3000 a month so the agents could go to the toilet in peace. It's reportedly cost the US taxpayer more than $100,000 to date.

The Washington Post quoted one law enforcement official saying it was "the first time I ever heard of a Secret Service detail having to go to these extremes to find a bathroom".

A White House spokesperson denied the couple restricted agents from using the toilet but the Washington Post stuck to its story saying "that account is disputed by a law enforcement official familiar with the situation, who said the agents were kept out at the family's request".