Mayor de Blasio Seeks $35 Million for Trump-Related Security Costs

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference in front of Trump Tower following a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's asking the federal government for $35 million to cover costs related to security for President-elect Donald Trump.

De Blasio said Monday that the request was made in letters to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders.

The security includes a New York Police Department detail at the president-elect's home on Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower.

WABC said the amount sought by New York City covers security costs between Nov. 8 and Jan. 20.

The mayor also said he has called Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin.

He said there will be other calls and meetings with members of the Obama administration and Congress.