U.S. Air Force & House Dems Investigate Spending at Trump’s Scottish Turnberry Resort

HeadlineSep 09, 2019

The U.S. Air Force has ordered a review of how international stopovers are chosen, following a recent report by Politico pointing to possible emoluments violations linked to military spending and President Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland. Politico reported Friday that the House Oversight Committee has been investigating why millions of dollars were spent refueling U.S. military planes at Prestwick Airport, near Trump’s golf resort. Military planes typically refuel at U.S. bases, where the price of gas would be cheaper than a commercial airport. U.S. military members have also stayed at the Trump resort and were offered free rounds of golf at Turnberry, according to an earlier report by The Guardian. New York City Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to the news, “The President is corrupt and must be impeached.”

Meanwhile, as members of Congress return to the Capitol this week after their summer recess, the House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution to establish guidelines for impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

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