U.S. Air Force Responds to Trump Hotel Controversy

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CNN said it raises "ethics questions about government use" of the president's private dealings, while NBC News pointed out that the Turnberry resort is the "subject of an ethics investigation" by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The committee is asking for documents revealing any communication between the Pentagon, airport and golf course.

"Stopovers at Scotland airport have tripled since 2015 and overnight stays in the area are up five-fold", Politico notes.

The Defense Department has not cooperated with the investigation. Pence stayed at the Doonbeg resort last week, almost 200 miles away from the official meetings in Dublin that were the objective of his visit to the country.

"What is happening is the following", said Trump.

Speaking to reporters at the White House this evening, Mr Trump referred to Mike Pence's family links to Doonbeg and the fact that the US Vice President had previously stayed at the hotel years ago, before it was owned by the Trump Organisation.

The Air Force announced a review following an uproar over the revelation that the crew of a C-17 transport plane stayed at the Trump Turnberry in Scotland during a layover between Kuwait and Alaska.

"But he was there before I bought it, I believe, he said".

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That, Thomas said, was not a remarkable distance to travel to receive the government rate for the rooms. "I didn't know about that".

The US Air Force has also ordered a review into how accommodation for worldwide trips is chosen after reports emerged suggesting crew members stayed at Trump's Turnberry resort. The review will cover active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve and concerns how the Air Force chooses accommodations during long flights.

"Therefore, we are reviewing all associated guidance".

The other members of Maine's U.S. Congressional delegation - Rep. Jared Golden, D-2nd District, and Sens. "I think that it was a suggestion", said Short. "Or do we need to rethink that?" Less than the government rate (which is likely unavailable overseas). The Politico report added that the USA military "spent $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick Airport - the closest airport to Trump Turnberry - since October 2017, fuel that would be cheaper if purchased at a us military base". Prior to that it had only been a "divert" location if other USA military air facilities were unavailable. Gasoline at Prestwick is bought at a USA executive-negotiated price.

There has been an increase in the number of U.S. military flights stopping at Prestwick Airport, Scotland, near the resort, since he took office. From 95 stopovers in 2015, at the side of 40 in a single day stays, the amount jumped to 257 remaining one year, at the side of 208 in a single day stays. Those numbers have increased in recent years as more aircraft have made stops at the airport.

Military officials have reportedly been slow to cooperate with congressional investigators, though as NBC News reported overnight, the Air Force has made a decision to investigate the matter. Both were under the per diem rate of $166.

"Yesterday's proposal places Turnberry in a favorable position and gives us food for thought in our placement of crews moving forward".

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