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Trump says he didn't know Air Force crew stayed at his resort

11 September 2019

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are looking into Pence's stay at the Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg on the west coast of Ireland, which is 180 miles (300 km) from the capital, Dublin, where his meetings were held.

Democrats are also concerned about U.S. military stopovers at Glasgow's Prestwick airport, which is near the Trump-owned golf course at Turnberry and which has benefited from purchases of fuel by the USA defense department.

Lt. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, the deputy commander of the Air Force Air Mobility Command, said in an interview on Monday that the rising number of military stopovers at Prestwick was entirely based on operational demands, as the airport is in a convenient location, has 24-hour operations and offers ample aircraft parking, among other advantages.

Some in Congress absorb wondered whether military contributors' exhaust of hotels owned by President Donald Trump amounts to a war of curiosity for the president. "Mike's family has lived in Doonbeg for many years, and he thought that during his very busy European visit, he would stop and see his family!" An Air Force C-17 military transport plane was on its way from Alaska to Kuwait when it stopped at Prestwick overnight to refuel and give the crew a break.

The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday ordered a review of all global stopovers after it was reported that flight crews stayed at President Donald Trump's Turnberry golf resort in Scotland.

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

Gen. Ed Thomas, the branch's chief spokesman, said in a statement that leadership had instructed the service's Air Mobility Command to "review all guidance pertaining to selection of airports and lodging accommodations during global travels".

Both the Times and Politico's reports come in contrast with President Trump's denials that he was involved in any decision to house the military personnel at his resort.

"We should not stand by as Scotland's good name is tarnished by association with the toxic Trump brand".

In a tweet Monday morning, Trump denied knowledge of the Air Force lodging at his property.

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Prior to posting about the resort stories, Trump once again blasted away at the media for its one-sided coverage of his presidency.

"NOTHING TO DO WITH ME", he tweeted about the Air Force use of Turnberry, although he added that the officers "have good taste!" From 95 stopovers in 2015, including 40 overnight stays, the number jumped to 257 previous year, including 208 overnight stays.

"We ticket that USA provider contributors lodging at increased-live lodging, even if inner executive charges, is also allowable nonetheless no longer incessantly in point of fact handy", said the spokesman, Brig.

But documents obtained from Scottish government agencies show that the Trump Organization, and Mr. Trump himself, played a direct role in setting up an arrangement between the Turnberry resort and officials at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

"The unprecedented corruption, coverup, and crimes by the president are under investigation by the committee as we determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment or other Article 1 remedies", he said, referring to the US Constitution's section on legislative powers. However, he makes regular use of his own golf courses in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia.

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Trump says he didn't know Air Force crew stayed at his resort