Trump Turnberry: US Air Force to review Scotland resort stays

Cheryl Sanders
September 11, 2019

The Air Force is reviewing how crews on global travel choose airports and hotels after one crew recently spent a night at a Trump resort in Scotland.

On Sunday, the Air Force ordered a review of all worldwide layover stays after Politico first reported on visits by crew members to Trump's Turnberry resort during refueling stops.

It's one of several instances of military personnel overnighting at the president's golf resort that has triggered an investigation by the House Oversight Committee to determine whether the Pentagon and USA taxpayers are subsidizing a struggling resort that posted a surge in revenue previous year.

The Air Force's review comes as House Democrats have ramped up investigations of whether Trump has possibly improperly profited from government funds flowing into his properties, including Turnberry.

According to a new report in Politico Monday evening, Air Force crew members have stayed the night at President Trump's Turnberry resort at least four times in the past year. Politico noted that the fuel would have been cheaper had it been purchased at a USA military base.

Pressed further, by Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, he added: "It's important to make clear that Prestwick, like all other airports providng fixed base operations, arranges overnight accommodation for aircrew when asked to do so".

Trump also said he "had nothing to do with the decision" of Vice President Mike Pence to stay at a Trump hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland, about 180 miles from his meetings during an official visit in Dublin.

Separately, Mr Trump today denied any knowledge of members of the US Air Force staying at one of his resorts in Scotland.

Air Power journeys to the airport, nevertheless, have elevated annually President Trump has been in workplace, the Instances says.

JPMorgan Private Bank investment Specialist Steven Rees on the new "Volfefe" index that tracks the market impact of President Trump's tweets about interest rates, the outlook for Federal Reserve policy and the state of the markets.

The letter cites several instances of then-civilian Trump bragging about his business relationship with the Glasgow Prestwick Airport-as well as a lengthy email from a former Trump Organization executive explaining the critical nature of the Turnberry-Prestwick partnership to the overall Trump family business.

Minutes later in another posting, Trump said he didn't tell Vice President Mike Pence to stay at his resort in Ireland while he was visiting officials in the country last week.

He told reporters on Monday that the Air Force's review was "due diligence to see if our processes are appropriate, if they're right".

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

Air Force officials do not know how many of those overnight stays occurred at the Turnberry property. Defense Department aircrews have stayed at hotels near Prestwick Airport, including but not exclusively Trump Turnberry, 259 times in 2019 compared to only 40 such stays in 2015, according to the Pentagon.

"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.

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