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  1. #106

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section2 View Post
    We should all be happy if presidential corruption only runs in the 5 figures.
    You actually believe that is the only incident of corruption in this administration?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cncmin View Post
    You actually believe that is the only incident of corruption in this administration?
    This isn’t “corruption”. Every administration travels, is doing business when it travels, and squeezes in pleasantries when doing that business.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/f...ab-100-million

    The final tab for former President Obama's eight years of family travel to ski resorts, beaches and European cities has finally come in and the bill is $99,714,527.82...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerGopherFan View Post
    This isn’t “corruption”. Every administration travels, is doing business when it travels, and squeezes in pleasantries when doing that business.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/f...ab-100-million

    The final tab for former President Obama's eight years of family travel to ski resorts, beaches and European cities has finally come in and the bill is $99,714,527.82...
    Every administration doesn't go out of it's way to make sure they stay at the President's business. It is absolutely corruption. You've abandoned all principles for Trump Worship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerGopherFan View Post
    This isn’t “corruption”. Every administration travels, is doing business when it travels, and squeezes in pleasantries when doing that business.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/f...ab-100-million

    The final tab for former President Obama's eight years of family travel to ski resorts, beaches and European cities has finally come in and the bill is $99,714,527.82...
    You've gone completely insane, KGF. Quit trying to poo-poo the gross corruption of this administration.

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  6. #111

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    JTFs “facts” and source terribly flawed again.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahba...hotel-n2552765

    Any time a government or military official stays at a Trump-owned hotel, get ready for the media and Democratic politicians to completely meltdown—regardless of the circumstances.

    While last week was dominated by criticism of Vice President Mike Pence staying at a Trump property in Ireland, this weekend, all eyes turned to reports that an Air National Guard crew stopped at Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland on their way to bringing medical supplies to Kuwait.

    The Politico report argues that crews on previous trips to the Middle East have stopped at U.S. air bases in other countries where refueling would cost less than at a commercial airport...

    ...It didn’t take long for the Air Force to respond to the story, completely disputing accusations that "an Air Force mission may have helped line the president’s pockets."

    US Air Force statement:

    Military flights making stopovers in Scotland are not unusual, and there were no rooms closer to the airport, an Air Force spokesman said Saturday in an emailed statement to The Associated Press.
    As our aircrews serve on these international airlift missions, they follow strict guidelines on contracting for hotel accommodations and all expenditures of taxpayer dollars,” Brig Gen Edward Thomas wrote. “In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews’ allowable hotel rates.” [...]

    A local government contractor made the Scotland reservations, and indicated there was not a room closer to the airport than the Trump resort, 54 miles away, Thomas said.
    That, Thomas said, was not a remarkable distance to travel to receive the government rate for the rooms.
    He said the Trump resort had rooms for $136 a night, cheaper than a Marriott, which charged $161 a night. However, he said both are under the per diem rate of $166.
    “While we are still reviewing the trip records, we have found nothing that falls outside the guidelines associated with selecting stopover airports on travel routes and hotel accommodations for crew rest,” said Thomas, the director of Air Force Public Affairs.

    He said records are being reviewed, but it appears the crew stayed at a Marriott near Glasgow on its return trip to Alaska. (AP)


    Now that their every move is being criticized, the Air Force is going to be reviewing their travel and lodging selections for international trips.

    “U.S. Service members lodging at resort accommodations, even if within government rates, might be allowable but not advisable,” said Edwards, reports WSJ. “We are not only stewards of American tax dollars but we represent our nation as we travel abroad.”

  7. #112

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerGopherFan View Post
    JTFs “facts” and source terribly flawed again.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahba...hotel-n2552765

    Any time a government or military official stays at a Trump-owned hotel, get ready for the media and Democratic politicians to completely meltdown—regardless of the circumstances.

    While last week was dominated by criticism of Vice President Mike Pence staying at a Trump property in Ireland, this weekend, all eyes turned to reports that an Air National Guard crew stopped at Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland on their way to bringing medical supplies to Kuwait.

    The Politico report argues that crews on previous trips to the Middle East have stopped at U.S. air bases in other countries where refueling would cost less than at a commercial airport...

    ...It didn’t take long for the Air Force to respond to the story, completely disputing accusations that "an Air Force mission may have helped line the president’s pockets."

    US Air Force statement:

    Military flights making stopovers in Scotland are not unusual, and there were no rooms closer to the airport, an Air Force spokesman said Saturday in an emailed statement to The Associated Press.
    As our aircrews serve on these international airlift missions, they follow strict guidelines on contracting for hotel accommodations and all expenditures of taxpayer dollars,” Brig Gen Edward Thomas wrote. “In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews’ allowable hotel rates.” [...]

    A local government contractor made the Scotland reservations, and indicated there was not a room closer to the airport than the Trump resort, 54 miles away, Thomas said.
    That, Thomas said, was not a remarkable distance to travel to receive the government rate for the rooms.
    He said the Trump resort had rooms for $136 a night, cheaper than a Marriott, which charged $161 a night. However, he said both are under the per diem rate of $166.
    “While we are still reviewing the trip records, we have found nothing that falls outside the guidelines associated with selecting stopover airports on travel routes and hotel accommodations for crew rest,” said Thomas, the director of Air Force Public Affairs.

    He said records are being reviewed, but it appears the crew stayed at a Marriott near Glasgow on its return trip to Alaska. (AP)


    Now that their every move is being criticized, the Air Force is going to be reviewing their travel and lodging selections for international trips.

    “U.S. Service members lodging at resort accommodations, even if within government rates, might be allowable but not advisable,” said Edwards, reports WSJ. “We are not only stewards of American tax dollars but we represent our nation as we travel abroad.”
    A) This story acts like this happened one time. The Politico stories document multiple stays.

    B) You can complain about the sourcing, but Air Force officials made on-the-record statements saying they're reviewing this. Which part of the Politico stories isn't true?

    C) It's weird that this is all totally cool, and yet the Pentagon didn't respond to House Oversight inquiries:


    D) Regarding the pricing, the first Politico story says House inquiry is investigating whether Turnberry provided them discounts, and if so, you have to wonder how that came to be. The cheapest room available tonight at Turnberry is $405.


    Compare that to this. All the green ones are available and under $150. The Red ones are unavailable, but still under $150:

    Last edited by justthefacts; 09-09-2019 at 08:58 AM.

  8. #113

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    The House is investigating? What a surprise.

  9. #114

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerGopherFan View Post
    The House is investigating? What a surprise.
    If it's all above board, why not respond with the proof and be done with it?

  10. #115

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    Quote Originally Posted by justthefacts View Post
    If it's all above board, why not respond with the proof and be done with it?
    This is a huge deal. Let's just impeach him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerGopherFan View Post
    JTFs “facts” and source terribly flawed again.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahba...hotel-n2552765

    Any time a government or military official stays at a Trump-owned hotel, get ready for the media and Democratic politicians to completely meltdown—regardless of the circumstances.

    While last week was dominated by criticism of Vice President Mike Pence staying at a Trump property in Ireland, this weekend, all eyes turned to reports that an Air National Guard crew stopped at Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland on their way to bringing medical supplies to Kuwait.

    The Politico report argues that crews on previous trips to the Middle East have stopped at U.S. air bases in other countries where refueling would cost less than at a commercial airport...

    ...It didn’t take long for the Air Force to respond to the story, completely disputing accusations that "an Air Force mission may have helped line the president’s pockets."

    US Air Force statement:

    Military flights making stopovers in Scotland are not unusual, and there were no rooms closer to the airport, an Air Force spokesman said Saturday in an emailed statement to The Associated Press.
    As our aircrews serve on these international airlift missions, they follow strict guidelines on contracting for hotel accommodations and all expenditures of taxpayer dollars,” Brig Gen Edward Thomas wrote. “In this case, they made reservations through the Defense Travel System and used the closest available and least expensive accommodations to the airfield within the crews’ allowable hotel rates.” [...]

    A local government contractor made the Scotland reservations, and indicated there was not a room closer to the airport than the Trump resort, 54 miles away, Thomas said.
    That, Thomas said, was not a remarkable distance to travel to receive the government rate for the rooms.
    He said the Trump resort had rooms for $136 a night, cheaper than a Marriott, which charged $161 a night. However, he said both are under the per diem rate of $166.
    “While we are still reviewing the trip records, we have found nothing that falls outside the guidelines associated with selecting stopover airports on travel routes and hotel accommodations for crew rest,” said Thomas, the director of Air Force Public Affairs.

    He said records are being reviewed, but it appears the crew stayed at a Marriott near Glasgow on its return trip to Alaska. (AP)


    Now that their every move is being criticized, the Air Force is going to be reviewing their travel and lodging selections for international trips.

    “U.S. Service members lodging at resort accommodations, even if within government rates, might be allowable but not advisable,” said Edwards, reports WSJ. “We are not only stewards of American tax dollars but we represent our nation as we travel abroad.”
    Who's the Commander in Chief of the Air Force again?

  12. #117

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    Quote Originally Posted by bga1 View Post
    This is a huge deal. Let's just impeach him.
    I think they're going to try to vote him out instead. If he wins the election, then I think impeachment efforts will kick into high gear.

  13. #118

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    This thread is a good example of how you can never “gotcha” a Trump cultist. It’s an ideology built entirely on spite and as such it has no bedrock principles beyond that.

  14. #119

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    Quote Originally Posted by justthefacts View Post
    If it's all above board, why not respond with the proof and be done with it?
    You’re the ones making the accusations. I know how much you believe in ‘guilty until proven innocent’ though.

    I’m thinking you should change your monicker to JumpTheGun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerGopherFan View Post
    You’re the ones making the accusations. I know how much you believe in ‘guilty until proven innocent’ though.

    I’m thinking you should change your monicker to JumpTheGun.
    He's already profited millions by golfing and staying at his own resorts (along with the entire secret service staff) to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. He wants to do it with the G7. But it's so unbelievable he would do it in this case? Please.

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