House Oversight Committee investigating why a military plane made a highly unusual stop at an airport close to a Trump Scottish resort.

By |2019-09-07T06:08:05-08:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |11 Comments

Courtesy of Politico

In early Spring of this year, an Air National Guard crew made a routine trip from the U.S. to Kuwait to deliver supplies.

What wasn’t routine was where the crew stopped along the way: President Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort, about 50 miles outside Glasgow, Scotland.

Since April, the House Oversight Committee has been investigating why the crew on the C-17 military transport plane made the unusual stay — both en route to the Middle East and on the way back — at the luxury waterside resort, according to several people familiar with the incident. But they have yet to receive any answers from the Pentagon.

The inquiry is part of a broader, previously unreported probe into U.S. military expenditures at and around the Trump property in Scotland. According to a letter the panel sent to the Pentagon in June, the military has spent $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick Airport — the closest airport to Trump Turnberry — since October 2017, fuel that would be cheaper if purchased at a U.S. military base. The letter also cites a Guardian report that the airport provided cut-rate rooms and free rounds of golf at Turnberry for U.S. military members.

Taken together, the incidents raise the possibility that the military has helped keep Trump’s Turnberry resort afloat — the property lost $4.5 million in 2017, but revenue went up $3 million in 2018.

This is a really troubling story all on its own to be sure, but what may be even more troubling is the fact that so far the Pentagon has refused to cooperative with the investigation launched by Congress. 

If this is no big deal the Defense Department should not feel there is anything to hide. 

If it is a big deal and the Pentagon tries to stonewall an investigation that might have serious repercussions which least well past Trump’s last day in office. 

P.S. There is more detail contained in the Rachel Maddow segment at the top of this page. 

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11 Comments

  1. OK September 7, 2019 at 8:43 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/07/house-democrats-planning-war-trump-profiteering.html

    ““The House Judiciary Committee is going to take a formal vote on really defining what the impeachment inquiry will look like.”
    With the entire Republican Party in Congress unwilling to act, the president seems to have caught on that he’s free to use the federal government as his piggy bank.

    Whether it’s Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, paying his hotel $30,000 to host a personal holiday party, Vice President Mike Pence staying at his Ireland hotel at Trump’s request, or using the U.S. military to keep his struggling Scottish resort afloat, there is no longer a question that this president sees his office as a way to bring in cash for his failing businesses.”

  2. Anonymous September 7, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

    He’s been profiting off of the presidency since day one. It’s why he donates his salary. He’s making much more from government contracts and it fuels the narrative that he’s ultra rich. When he’s finally out of office, I bet we’ll see either more bankruptcies or they’ll sell off properties pretty quickly because they can’t make them work without federal revenue.

  3. Old Redneck September 7, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Why does Trump care about a tiny airport in Scotland? Because:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED3FUtRWwAA6rlM.jpg:large

    • Anon September 7, 2019 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      November XX 2014

  4. Anonymous September 7, 2019 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Another day, another crime committed by trump.

  5. Anon September 7, 2019 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    I want to know how much refueling costs on a military base to compare the 11 million at the small airport near Trump’s golf course.

  6. Anonymously September 7, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    House Oversight committee is investigating military spending at Trump’s Scottish golf resort as it’s revealed troops spent $11million refueling at the closest airport and air force guards stayed overnight

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7438631/Military-spent-11m-refueling-airport-near-Trumps-golf-resort-troops-stayed-overnight.html

  7. anon September 7, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    ‘“All who abetted, normalized, and rationalized his actions share responsibility,” he continued.

    “The recent NOAA statement and the story of military flights to Scotland to benefit his property demonstrate the rot of complicity,” Rather concluded.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/dan-rather-calls-for-judging-all-who-abetted-trump-as-the-rot-of-complicity/

  8. Anonymous September 7, 2019 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    trump organization confirmed that the military was staying at TURDberry resort, but they gave them a discount, LOL sounds like a furniture store near me, they jack up the price, then lower it saying you are getting a discount.

  9. Anonymous September 7, 2019 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Both directions.

    I have to wonder if someone in the Middle East got a free golf vacation as a quid pro quo for something we still don’t know about.

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