US Air Force orders global assessment of how it chooses nightly accommodation on long flights after it was announced that crews were staying at the Donald Trump resort in Scotland
- Air Force has ordered an assessment of how it deals with overnight stays
- The review news comes just a day after the Air Force has explained that its stay at the Trump Scotland resort is the & # 39; closest and cheapest accommodations & # 39; used to be
- House Oversight Committee requested all information regarding the decision to remain on the President's premises
- Brig Gen Ed Thomas said that staying at Trump was $ 136 compared to $ 166 at a Marriott
- The house run by democrats is investigating this journey because it continues to investigate potential conflicts of interest between the president and his companies
- Two in-house committees are investigating Vice President Mike Pence's stay at the Trump Doonbeg resort in Ireland
- Pence had official affairs in Dublin last week and traveled 180 miles to stay at the Trump golf resort across the country
The United States Air Force has reportedly commissioned a global assessment of how it chooses overnight accommodations on long flights, just days after it was announced that flight crews sometimes stayed at President Donald Trump's resort in Scotland.
Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, the deputy commander of the Air Mobility Command, told Politico that the evaluation is intended to ensure that staff follow all rules.
The assessment was imposed by Acting Air Force Secretary Matthew Donovan and Chief of Staff Gen David Goldfein. It will cover the active service, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.
The Air Force defended the stopover in March at Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland by claiming Saturday that it is the closest and cheapest accommodation to & # 39; was available.
& # 39; The stopover of an American Air Force C-17 in Glasgow, Scotland is not unusual & # 39 ;, said Brig Gen Ed Thomas in a stopover statement that included a crew stay at the Trump resort.
& # 39; While our crews perform these international air transportation missions, they follow strict guidelines for contracting hotel accommodations and all taxpayer dollar spending, & # 39; Thomas continued. & # 39; In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and cheapest accommodations at the airport within the permitted hotel rates. & # 39;
The Air Force has reportedly ordered a global review of how it chooses nightly accommodation on long flights after it was revealed that air crews were staying at the Trump resort in Scotland (photo)
The House controlled by the Democrats examines the stay on the Trumps site in constant investigations into conflicts of interest between the president and his companies
The March 13 trip consisted of seven active duty and National Guard crew members, the Air Force said. It added that, although they stopped and stayed on Turnberry on their way to Kuwait, it seems that they did not do so on the trip back to the US.
The Democratic-led House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the then acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan in June requesting documents related to travel and residence in connection with an investigation into conflicts of interest between the president and his companies.
The letter already says that $ 11 million in fuel purchases from Defense since October 2017 at Prestwick Airport, which is closest to Turnberry, is a tactic to keep the Trump resort afloat by traveling close to the air.
House Democrats are also currently investigating Vice President Mike Pence's stay at the Trump Golf Resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, a week ago, claiming that the decision could have violated the Constitution's emoluments clause.
Thomas said the rate per day at both the Turnberry and a nearby Marriott hotel was under $ 166 per nightcap, but the crew was able to get a cheaper rate of $ 136 at Trump Turnberry compared to the $ 161 rate at the Marriott.
He said the Air Force is still reviewing the records, but so far has found nothing wrong with the crew's stay at Trump property.
Two in-house committees investigate another potential conflict of interest that they claim to be & # 39; serious & # 39; causes concern during Pence's stay at the Doonbeg resort in Trump during the previous week in Ireland.
This probe occurs while two in-house committees are also investigating Vice President Mike Pence's recent stay at Trump Golf Resort in Doobeg, Ireland
Pence flew 180 miles from the location of his meetings in Dublin to stay on Trump's site (photo). There are conflicts about why this decision was made
The golf resort is 180 miles away and on the other side of Ireland, where Pence officially did business with meetings in Dublin.
Trump says he has not recommended Pence to stay in his club. Pence & # 39; s chief of staff, Marc Short, told reporters who traveled with the vice president that Trump had the stay & # 39; suggested & # 39 ;.
Pence traveled by helicopter to the resort and paid his own picket for his wife and mother to join him.
Trump had stayed there after signing off the secret security service during his own recent trip.
However, the president told reporters on Wednesday: & # 39; I was not involved except that it's a great place. & # 39;
Trump said he was aware that Pence would be in the Doonbeg area because he has extended family in the area, & # 39; but it was not my idea that Mike would go there & # 39 ;.
The Democratic Chamber of Congress constantly expands its efforts to investigate the financial complications and business practices of the President.
House Democrats also say they will investigate Trump's decision to pitch a plan to organize next year's G7 at his Doral golf club in Florida.
Trump mentioned the proximity of an airport and ample parking as one of the reasons why it defeated a group of competitors after instructing staff to explore locations.
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