by Daveda Gruber:
The U.S. Air Force refueled at a Scottish airport near President Trump’s Turnberry golf resort and Democrats on the House Oversight committee appeared to have lost their minds over the stop.
The Air Force was asked to explain the stopover that happened in March.
The House Oversight Committee decided to investigate and wrote to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The Democrats felt that it was an alleged conflict of interest by President Trump.
Trump claimed to know nothing about the stopover and the details of his resort. In fact, Trump said that he had “nothing to do” with the stops.
The Democrats didn’t take Trump’s word for it.
It was reported that the Air Force crews stayed at Trump’s Scottish resort up to 40 times since 2015.
While investigating Trump’s ties to this conflict of interest, it was determined that the deal between The U.S. Air Force and the resort allegedly took place under the Obama administration.
The investigation revealed that the contract with the Prestwick Airport was signed during the Obama administration and that the airport was sending visiting crews to Trump’s course before he ran for president.
A statement from an Air Force official said, “We reviewed the vast majority of the 659 overnight stays of Air Force crews in the vicinity at Glasgow Prestwick Airport between 2015 and 2019. Approximately six percent of those crews stayed at the Trump Turnberry. As a practice, we generally send aircrews to the closest, most suitable accommodations within the government hotel rate. The review also indicated that about 75 percent of the crews stayed in the immediate vicinity of the airfield and 18 percent stayed in Glasgow.”
The deal between the Air Force and the resort involved the Air Force paying a discounted rate of as little as $130 a night, which compared with a typical rate of more than $300 a night elsewhere. Trump’s resort was one of 13 hotels booked by the airport, and is approximately 40 minutes away from the airport.
The Democrats, with Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. at the helm, are out to get Trump on anything that they can possibly find even it turns out that former President Barack Obama and his administration were the actual makers of the deal.