The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is investigating why a five-man Air National Guard crew stopped at President Donald Trump's Turnberry Resort as part of a routine trip from the United States to Kuwait to deliver supplies. The committee is investigating why the C-17 military transport crew had to stop at Trump's resort on both feet of the trip, Politico revealed in a story that it says is part of a larger investigation into Trump's Scottish property.
It seems particularly odd for a C-17 military transport aircraft to stop in Glasgow, a place where there were no US bases nearby and tens of miles from Turnbury, where the crew would be staying. Choosing to accommodate surprised crew members, one even complaining that their daily allowance is not enough to cover food and drink at the fantastic resort.
Beyond this isolated downtime, a congressional investigation is investigating why the military spent $ 11 million on fuel at Prestwick Airport, which is the closest airport to Turnbury. This fuel would be much cheaper at a US military base. What seems particularly curious is that the airport is losing money and the Scottish Government has expressed interest in selling it, which could be detrimental to Trump's assets. This is not the first time questions have been raised about airport use. Last year, the Guardian announced that the airport was being used by the US military and had a deal with Turnberry to provide cheaper rooms and free golf rounds for crew members.
When all these things are taken into account, there seems to be a real possibility that "the military helped to keep Trump's resort up in the mountains," Politico reports. In the end, Turnberry seems to be doing much better since Trump took office: "Property lost $ 4.5 million in 2017, but revenue rose $ 3 million in 2018." For now, the Pentagon is still did not answer any of the queries. "The Department of Defense has not produced any documents in this investigation," said a senior Democrat aide.
Rep. Ted Lee of California wrote on twitter that the whole thing " smells like corruption ".
Ans. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also shared the story on Twitter along with a simple message: "The president is corrupt and must be impeached."
The President is corrupt and must be prevented. https://t.co/L4fS2pExDe
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 7, 2019
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