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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:51 PM

Pence's Doonbeg detour cost nearly $600k in ground transportation fees

Source: NBC

Ground transportation for Vice President Mike Pence's stay at President Donald Trump's Doonbeg, Ireland, resort cost taxpayers nearly $600,000, according to State Department receipts.

The documents, made available through a General Services Administration database, were first spotted by the left-leaning watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and later reviewed by NBC News.

The receipts totaled more than $599,000 in conjunction with the vice president's stay, which required him to travel back-and-forth between Doonbeg and Dublin, where his official meetings were set to take place. During then-President Barack Obama's three-day visit to Ireland in 2013, the State Department spent just $114,000 on ground transit, paying the same limousine company. The government paid the same company nearly $1 million for Trump's ground transportation during a June visit to the property.

The State Department referred NBC News' request for comment to the vice president's office. The vice president's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pences-doonbeg-detour-cost-nearly-dollar600k-in-ground-transportation-fees/ar-AAH9jiN?li=BBnbcA1

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 11 OP
asiliveandbreathe Sep 11 #1
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machoneman Sep 11 #3
Ramsey Barner Sep 12 #4
Ramsey Barner Sep 12 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:01 PM

1. Sure feels like we the tax payer are being grifted..anyone keeping track..n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:06 PM

2. But of course he or Donald will reimburse the taxpayers right?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:48 PM

3. Trump is grifting what 25% off the top?

Sure, that $1 million can back-fill Trump's war chest very well.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 07:39 AM

4. What about the helicopter transportation?

"Pence spent hours in transit — both flying and driving — between Doonbeg and Dublin...."

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 07:52 AM

5. Oddly, the original report from CREW mentions Air Force 2, but doesn't mention helicopters:

His itinerary included flying into Shannon Airport on Monday, driving with a motorcade for roughly an hour to Doonbeg, staying overnight, driving to Shannon, flying cross country on Air Force Two (and back), driving for more than an hour back to stay at Doonbeg again, and then back to Shannon on Wednesday. With a schedule like that, it is no wonder the trip was so expensive. But did it have to be?

https://www.citizensforethics.org/mike-pence-doonbeg-cost-nearly-600k/

Apparently there were two Blackhawk helicopters:

Following formalities at Shannon Airport this afternoon, Mr Pence will be flown by helicopter to President Donald Trump’s hotel and golf resort in Doonbeg where security is also tight.

Two Blackhawk helicopters, flown into Shannon last Wednesday on board a C17 Globemaster III military transport plane, carried out a number of dry runs to the Doonbeg property and other locations over the weekend.

https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/security-tight-in-clare-as-mike-pence-due-to-touch-down-in-shannon-947798.html

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