Air Force Completely Destroys Media Narrative About Crew Favoring Trump's Scottish Hotel

Air Force Completely Destroys Media Narrative About Crew Favoring Trump's Scottish Hotel

Air Force Completely Destroys Media Narrative About Crew Favoring Trump's Scottish Hotel

"Air Force leadership directed Air Mobility Command to review all guidance pertaining to selection of airports and lodging accommodations during worldwide travels", the Air Force said in a statement Sunday evening, which was first reported by Politico.

In a statement issued by Pence's office after Short's comments, the office said, "Because of some misreporting, we want to clarify that the decision to stay at Trump National in Doonbeg, Ireland was exclusively a decision by the Office of the Vice President and was based on the requirement to find accommodations near the Vice President's ancestral hometown that could satisfy official meetings on both coasts of the Emerald Isle". Gen. Edward Thomas, the Air Force's top spokesman, said in a statement to The Epoch Times.

"Therefore, we are reviewing all associated guidance".

Over the weekend, it was reported that a US Air Force C-17 crew stayed at the Turnberry resort during a March refueling stop en route to Kuwait, another example of Trump's company earning money from taxpayer dollars, which has led some government watchdogs to argue the arrangements breach ethical norms and potentially violate a clause of the US Constitution.

Ms Pelosi has made clear she believes the party needs to focus its energies on defeating Donald Trump and the Republicans in the November 2020 election. However, he said both are under the per diem rate of $166.

A decision by the Pentagon to increase its use of the airport to refuel Air Force flights in 2015 had local airport officials sending flight crews to hotels in the area for overnight stays, including Turnberry, according to the paper.

Since October 2017, the Defence Logistics Agency entered into 629 separate purchase orders for fuel totalling $11 million, to support various Defence department missions.

Over the past several months, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating USA military expenditures at and around the Trump property in Scotland, raising questions about a conflict of interest.

A senior Democratic Committee aide told ABC News that the Defense Department has not produced a "single document" as part of the investigation.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler moved to formalise an investigation that had up to now avoided officially declaring the aim to impeach President Trump and put him on trial in the Senate.

According to Politico, which broke news of the House investigation, the letter said United States military spending at Prestwick, the closest airport to Trump's resort, appeared to have "increased substantially since the election". (Leon Neal/Getty Images) People walk past the entrance to Prestwick Airport in a file photograph. So far this year, 259 stops were recorded, which included 220 overnight stays. He later said he was not aware of the highest rates charged during that time.

The crew, which consisted of active duty and national guard members from Alaska, was charged $136 per room, which was less expensive than a Marriott property's rate of $161.

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