Conflict of interest probe into Trump resort and airport

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Democratic Nominee for New York’s 14th Congressional District

"Two years before the 2016 election, President Trump spent hundreds of millions of dollars to purchase and renovate the Turnberry golf course in Scotland", said the letter, which was also signed by the Republican congressman Jamie Raskin.

The stop in March at Trump Turnberry, about 40 miles southwest of Glasgow, has been the subject of an ethics investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for weeks, but it wasn't publicly disclosed until Politico reported the trip on Friday.

The U.S. Air Force air crew that stayed at a resort in Scotland owned by President Donald Trump earlier this year during a stopover between Kuwait and the United States followed proper protocols, an Air Force spokesman said Sunday. "In this circumstance, they built reservations by means of the Protection Travel Program and made use of the closest readily available and minimum high-priced lodging to the airfield within the crews' allowable lodge fees", Air Power Brig.

House Democrats are also investigating Vice President Mike Pence's decision to stay at President Trump's golf resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, about a week ago, claiming the move could have possibly violated the Constitution's emoluments clause.

On previous trips to the Middle East, the C-17 landed at USA air bases in Germany, Spain, the Azores, and Italy to refuel, one person familiar with the trips said, but never in Glasgow, which is a commercial airport, meaning fuel is more expensive.

The Household Oversight Committee has been investigating for a number of months no matter if amplified navy expenditures benefiting the Trump Turnberry golf course and resort in Scotland signify a conflict of fascination for the President, according to committee documents.

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Democrats complained that the Pentagon's cooperation in their inquiry has been poor, and that it has not produced a single document in the investigation. The letter also cited a report that Trump Turnberry has yet to turn a profit.

Responding to the latest allegations, the Scottish government said Prestwick Airport operates on a commercial basis and at arm's length from ministers.

Trump says he didn't suggest Pence possess at his membership.

Trump resigned as director of Turnberry when he took office in January 2017 but continues to hold an ownership stake.

However, the spending has also raised questions over whether Trump's golf resort is benefiting from the U.S. military activity in the area.

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