Thomas mentioned the per diem fee is capped at $166 per evening and the crew was capable of acquire a less expensive fee of $136 at Trump Turnberry in comparison with the $161 fee on the close by Marriott resort. "In this circumstance, they built reservations by means of the Protection Travel Program and made use of the closest readily available and minimum high-priced lodging to the airfield within the crews' allowable lodge fees", Air Power Brig.
"Two years before the 2016 election, President Trump spent hundreds of millions of dollars to purchase and renovate the Turnberry golf course in Scotland", said the letter, which was also signed by the Republican congressman Jamie Raskin.
"Prestwick is a very, very common stopover and crews only stay at places at or under the lodging rate. sometimes Turnberry is under the rate, and I wouldn't blame a crew for staying there", added a former active-duty KC-135 pilot who's made a few stops to Prestwick.
The Democratic-led House Oversight Committee sent a letter in June to then-acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan requesting documents related to the travel and stay in conjunction to an investigation into conflicts of interest between the president and his businesses.
"The President is corrupt and must be impeached", the New York Democrat tweeted Friday night in response to the story, which was broken by reporters Natasha Bertrand and Bryan Bender.
Two Home committees are probing one other potential battle of curiosity that they declare is of "grave" concern in Pence's keep at Trump's Doonbeg resort whereas touring in Eire final week.
Pence flew 180 miles from the location of his meetings in Dublin to stay at Trump's property (pictured).
The House Oversight letter, mentioning the Washington Post, says declines at Trump's Scottish hotel amounted to $4.5 million in 2017.
Pence traveled to the resort by helicopter and paid of his enjoy picket for his wife and mother to be half of him there. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Republican groups have spent nearly $20 million at Trump-owned properties since 2015. "To date, the property has continued to suffer financial losses and has not turned a profit for the president of his companies".
Pence was together with his family throughout the stay at Trump International Golf Links and Hotel at Doonbeg, Ireland.