Air Force: C-17 crew followed protocol in stop at Trump resort

Watch Pence defend controversial stay at Trump's resort

"The stopover of a U.S. Air Force C-17 in Glasgow, Scotland, is not unusual", Brig Gen. Ed Thomas said in an email.

The Air Force said the Turnberry resort was less expensive than a nearby Marriott and that both were under the per diem rate of $166. 'In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews allowable hotel rates'. The committee has asked the Pentagon about why the military has spent $11 million on 629 purchases of fuel since October 2017 at the commercial airport closest to Turnberry; the fuel would have cost less at a U.S. military base.

Thomas added that Trump Turnberry was 54 miles away from the airport at which the plane was being refueled, but said "that is not a remarkable distance to travel to receive government rate lodging".

In response, numerous Democrats claimed the report proved corruption.

Cummings and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler sent parallel letters to the White House, Secret Service, and Trump Organization asking for documents related to Pence's stay.

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Pence flew 180 miles from the location of his meetings in Dublin to stay at Trump's property (pictured).

Pence traveled to the resort by helicopter and paid of his personal picket for his spouse and mom to hitch him there. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Republican groups have spent nearly $20 million at Trump-owned properties since 2015.

Nonetheless, the president advised reporters on Wednesday, 'I had no involvement, apart from it is an important place.' Trump mentioned he was conscious that Pence was going to be within the Doonbeg space, as a result of he has prolonged household within the space, 'But it surely wasn't my thought for Mike to go there'.

The Democrat-managed chamber of Congress is repeatedly increasing its efforts to compare the president's monetary entanglements and enterprise practices.

Despite conflict of interest concerns as stays at his resorts line his pockets, Trump is also considering hosting next year's G-7 summit of world leaders at his Doral resort in Florida next year. Trump also elevated eyebrows during past month's G7 assembly by suggesting the 2020 celebration ought to be hosted at his golfing resort in Miami, and inside Defense Section documents acquired by CNN present that office personnel have charged additional than $300,000 at Trump-branded homes given that the start of Trump's presidency as a result of past November.

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