House Dems to Investigate Pence’s Stay at Trump’s Ireland Resort After Report Shows It Cost Taxpayers $10,166

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When Vice President Mike Pence when to Ireland, he stayed on the other side of the country from the nation’s capitol, which meant a long commute. And the Veep probably stayed there because his boss owns a property in Doonbeg.

Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, told reporters that Trump suggested the vice president stay at the resort. Short is quoted in the New York Times as saying, “I don’t think it was a request, like a command. I think that it was a suggestion.”

The exact price tag for Pence’s stay is unknown, but USA Today investigative journalist Steve Reilly noted that a federal procurement record shows a $10,166 bill footed by the state department.

Now, House Democrats are adding Pence’s stay at Doonbeg to the ever-expanding list of investigations aimed at the president.

On Thursday, the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the White House asking for a list of documents related to both Pence’s September stay at the Irish Trump property and President Trump’s previous stay at his course in Doonbeg.

Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in his letter, “The Committee does not believe that U.S. taxpayer funds should be used to personally enrich President Trump, his family, and his companies.”

This is hardly the first time that President Trump has come under fire for patronizing his hotels. He golfs almost exclusively at his own courses and Doonbeg has been part of the controversy before.

In early June, President Trump stayed at his Doonbeg resort and the property posted a video promoting his visit. They deleted that post after ethics complaints. There really isn’t any clear reason for Trump or Pence to stay in Doonbeg if they’re meeting with Irish leaders. Dublin is a whopping 181 miles away, meaning that there’s a long commute if they’re going to meet with the Irish prime minister.

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General Confusion
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This is the official joint announcement.

https :// oversight.house dot gov /news/press-releases/oversight-and-judiciary-committees-investigate-pence-trip-to-trump-golf-resort

What I am confused about is what Chuck & Nancy have to say about an investigation. Neither one were interested in investigating because they were both scared to start, and they want to use King Donald The Loser as a fund raising prop. Do they see it as inevitable now?

General Confusion
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Some people compare the way King Donald The Loser operates to that of a mob boss. Pence’s stay at the King’s palace is just a “kick up” to the mob boss – doing what you can to funnel money to your boss. If your mob boss “suggests” doing something, even if it means breaking the law, you had better not be confused about it.

Really, fans of the King? You are OK with that? What if the King doing this was a Democratic King? You would go bananas, right? So why not now?

Hypocrites…

Screwtape
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$10,166? How much is THIS investigation costing? How much did the Mueller investigation cost taxpayers?

Otis
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Really? How much did it cost for MIchelle to take her posse to Spain? Damnocrats are idiots.

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