The decision came after Congress began an ethics investigation into the use of the Trump resort for air-crew accommodations while military planes were being refueled at Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
Meanwhile the Democratic heads of three other House committees announced an investigation into alleged efforts by President Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani to pressure the Ukrainian government for their own political ends, including by withholding U.S. security assistance. "Mike's family has lived in Doonbeg for many years, and he thought that during his very busy European visit, he would stop and see his family!"
Doonbeg has a population of less than 1,000, and it is 181 miles away from Dublin, where Pence met with government officials during the trip.
The committee is probing Trump's potential conflicts of interest related to the U.S. Constitution's Emoluments Clauses.
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Over the weekend, left-leaning news site Politico reported on the latest Trump administration "scandal": an Air Force crew making "an odd stop on a routine trip".
The Pentagon's chief spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said he didn't know whether the increased exhaust of Prestwick has also led to an originate greater in exhaust of the Trump Turnberry hotel. According to a letterthe 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 USA military base.
The letter cited reports that Trump and his company "have had significant, direct and detailed interactions with Prestwick Airport for years", including efforts to boost air traffic there. "It does not benefit from commission or in any other way from booking Turnberry and customers settle their own accounts directly with the hotel".
President Donald Trump on Monday denied anything improper in the use by military personnel and Vice President Mike Pence of his luxury golf resorts while on official travel overseas. The House Judiciary Committee is also looking into the stay as part of an investigation of Trump's proposal to host next year's Group of Seven economic summit at his Florida resort. The news outlet also reported that a unit of the Maine Air National Guard stayed at Trump Turnberry in September 2018 while on the way back to the US from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
But Pence's staff changed its explanation after Politico reported that many veterans of the Secret Service protective detail said the logistical issues were irrelevant and offered that they were staying at the club because it was close to the vice president's ancestral home.