The House Committee on Oversight and Reform isn’t getting cooperation in the Pentagon in its probe of army sleepovers in President Trump’s golf hotel in Scotland; a senior Democratic aide told NBC News.
“The Defense Department hasn’t produced one record in this evaluation,” the aide said. “The committee is going to be made to contemplate alternative steps if the Pentagon doesn’t start complying voluntarily from the forthcoming days.”
The letter, dated June 21 but unfamiliar to the public before this week, says a look at Defense Logistics Agency data indicates that, because of October 2017, taxpayers have spent $11 million on 629 gas buy orders in Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Scotland.
The ailing airport has dropped tens of thousands of dollars in earnings in the last couple of decades, according to the correspondence, and its presence is imperative to the golf hotel’s survival. The airport has provided discounts and free rounds of golf to associates of the U.S. Army, the letter says, mentioning that the Guardian.
An Individual familiar with one of those flights, an Air National Guard provide delivery to Kuwait, advised Politico that the Trump Turnberry sleepovers to and in the Middle East were odd since the C-17 cargo aeroplane generally stopped at the U.S. or allied army foundations, Ramstein Air Base in Germany or Naval Station Rota in Spain.
The Politico report also says jet fuel is generally less costly in foundations. An Air Force official told the book that staying in a luxury resort wasn’t ordinary for on-duty service associates travelling at taxpayers’ expense.
The House Oversight letter, mentioning the Washington Post, says declines at Trump’s Scottish hotel amounted to $4.5 million in 2017. Politico reported in June the earnings increased by $3.1 million the following calendar year.
The research of government spending in the president’s Scottish hotel was shown on precisely the same day Cummings declared the Oversight Committee is looking for more info about Vice President Mike Pence’s remain earlier in the week in Trump’s Irish golfing hotel.
Pence was together with his family throughout the stay at Trump International Golf Links and Hotel at Doonbeg, Ireland. The hotel is about 180 miles from Dublin, in which the vice president met with Irish officials.
However, the vice president’s office then issued a statement stating the visit to Doonbeg, where Pence has familial ties, was “solely” that the notion of this vice president and his team.
Brief told a New York Times reporter that the vice president could cover the costs because of his family’s stay.