Trump Turnberry: US Congress launches investigation into Prestwick Airport deals

Elias Hubbard
September 11, 2019

He also said the Air Force had not found anything improper regarding the Trump Turnberry stay but is still reviewing the records.

The stay has become the subject of an investigation by the House oversight committee as part of a larger probe into military spending.

Members of the committee also told Politico they are investigating not just the Turnberry stop but also military expenditures at other Trump-owned resorts and refueling stops at private airports near those resorts.

The tweet was a response to news that a us military air crew slept over at Trump's Turnberry golf resort in Scotland early this year - fueling Democrats' suspicions that he is profiting from government use of his properties. One consists of 629 separate defense purchase orders for fuel at Prestwick totaling $11 million since October 2017.

Still, Thomas acknowledged that appearances matter, and he said the Air Force's in-house travel agency, Air Mobility Command, was reviewing "all guidance pertaining to selection of airports and lodging accommodations during worldwide travels".

Brig. Gen. Edward W. Thomas, the Air Force's director of public affairs, told Politico that military branch had "used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews' allowable hotel rates" when its crew stopped in Scotland.

The Democratic-led Home Oversight Committee despatched a letter in June to then-acting Protection Secretary Patrick Shanahan requesting paperwork associated to the journey and keep in conjunction to an investigation into conflicts of curiosity between the president and his companies.

A powerful House of Representatives panel could soon step up pressure on the Pentagon for documents about an airport near a Trump-owned golf course in Scotland that has benefited from USA military purchases since President Donald Trump took office, an aide said on Saturday.

Trump says he didn't suggest Pence possess at his membership.

Despite conflict of interest concerns as stays at his resorts line his pockets, Trump is also considering hosting next year's G-7 summit of world leaders at his Doral resort in Florida next year.

When asked about Pence's stay, White House officials told the media that it was Trump's "suggestion" that he stay at the resort, but they later changed their story, claiming, "at no time did the president direct our office to stay at his Doonbeg resort".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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