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The U.S. military has spent more than $184,000 to President Trump is the luxury resort in Scotland in the last two years, according to documents provided to the Pentagon available to the house Oversight Committee
The Committee, announced the figure on Wednesday, it is investigated whether the overnight stays by Air Force crews at the Trump Turnberry resort during the fuel stops in the vicinity of Glasgow Prestwick Airport violate the emoluments clause, which prohibits state payments to the President, outside of his salary. Trump said on Twitter on Monday that he had no knowledge of the crews remains in the resort.
Democrats in Congress also probing are fueling spending at the airport, which amounted to $16.6 million between Trump’s inauguration, and 21. June of this year.
AIR FORCE SAYS ‘VAST MAJORITY’ OF THE CREWS OVERNIGHT GLASGOW DOES NOT REMAIN IN THE TRUMP RESORT
Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md. and civil rights and Civil liberties sub-Committee chair Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the Pentagon referred to the answer to your requests for information “completely inadequate” in a letter to the Minister of defense Mark Esper.
Cummings and Raskin combined to be used by the military to buy taxpayer-dollars, more than 650 rooms at the Trump Turnberry in August 2017″, or the equivalent of a room every night for more than one-and-a-half years,” on the basis of the 21 pages of documents made available, you say, drawing an incomplete picture of the expenditure
The Air Force said the Committee in a letter dated Sept. 12, that the expenditure “, specifically in connection with the Trump Turnberry….was $124,578.96,” but have failed, certain bills or travel records, the Committee wrote.
Donald Trump’s helicopter leaves the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland in August of 2015 photo. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, file)
The military have also “an additional $59,729.12” on unknown charges, government travel cards, the defense Ministry said. The Department told the Committee that rate it spent $3.38 per gallon for fuel at the airport, a “beneficial” when “compared to the commercial rate,” but the Committee said that the figures provide “all information” about the current fuel prices in the case of non-commercial sites, such as military bases elsewhere in Europe.”
“It is unclear why the Department took so long to produce, so in a rudimentary and imperfect information,” Cummings and Raskin Esper wrote.
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The legislator added that the Pentagon reveals the answer is “that far more taxpayers’ money has been spent on the President’s resort, known as a date … the data provided by the Department shows that U.S. taxpayer funds were used to pay for the more than three dozen separate stays, with hundreds of nights of hotel rooms—all after the President is sworn into office.”
A preliminary review by the Air Force revealed that its flight crews stayed at the resort up to 40 times between 2015 and 2019, an official told Fox News last week.
Congress has demanded that the Pentagon is the provision of invoices, documents, contracts, agreements, and internal and external communication in relation to travel and stay at Trump Turnberry of Sept. 27.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.