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THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND IT’S GOOD THAT I’M DONE AND IT’S GOOD THAT I’M DONE BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT GOING ON BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT GOING ON TONIGHT. TONIGHT. LOTS TO GET TO ON TONIGHT’S LOTS TO GET TO ON TONIGHT’S SHOW. SHOW. IN WASHINGTON TODAY WE LEARNED IN WASHINGTON TODAY WE LEARNED ABOUT NEW INVESTIGATIONS THAT ABOUT NEW INVESTIGATIONS THAT ARE BEING LAUNCHED BY THE ARE BEING LAUNCHED BY THE OVERSIGHT, AND JUDICIARY OVERSIGHT, AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEES INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP. COMMITTEES INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP. WITH THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WITH THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN SAYING EXPLICITLY TODAY CHAIRMAN SAYING EXPLICITLY TODAY THAT THIS NEW INQUIRY IS PART OF THAT THIS NEW INQUIRY IS PART OF THE COMMITTEE’S IMPEACHMENT THE COMMITTEE’S IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO PRESIDENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP. TRUMP. AND WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT IS AND WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT IS THIS: DID YOU SEE THIS PICTURE THIS: DID YOU SEE THIS PICTURE THIS WEEK? THIS WEEK? DID YOU NOTICE THAT WHEN VICE DID YOU NOTICE THAT WHEN VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WAS ON HIS PRESIDENT PENCE WAS ON HIS OVERSEAS TRIP THIS WEEK, EVEN OVERSEAS TRIP THIS WEEK, EVEN WHEN HE WAS HAVING BIG, HIGH WHEN HE WAS HAVING BIG, HIGH LEVEL MEETINGS, EVEN WHEN HE WAS LEVEL MEETINGS, EVEN WHEN HE WAS MEETING AS HE IS IN THIS PICTURE MEETING AS HE IS IN THIS PICTURE WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF IRELAND, IT WAS KIND OF A DRAB IRELAND, IT WAS KIND OF A DRAB LOOK FOR AN EVENT OF THAT LOOK FOR AN EVENT OF THAT STATURE, RIGHT. STATURE, RIGHT. I MEAN, IT’S PROPER, EVERYBODY’S I MEAN, IT’S PROPER, EVERYBODY’S IN A SUIT. IN A SUIT. THERE’S FLAGS AND STUFF, BUT THERE’S FLAGS AND STUFF, BUT THAT’S LIKE, IT’S LIKE A BIG THAT’S LIKE, IT’S LIKE A BIG SHOWER CURTAIN BEHIND THEM. SHOWER CURTAIN BEHIND THEM. WHAT IS THAT WEIRD ROOM. WHAT IS THAT WEIRD ROOM. THAT’S A WEIRD LOOKING SHOT, THAT’S A WEIRD LOOKING SHOT, RIGHT. RIGHT. WHAT’S GOING ON IN THAT ROOM. WHAT’S GOING ON IN THAT ROOM. AND WHY DOES IT LOOK FAMILIAR. AND WHY DOES IT LOOK FAMILIAR. IT LOOKS FAMILIAR BECAUSE, OH, IT LOOKS FAMILIAR BECAUSE, OH, IT’S THE SAME LOCATION IN FRONT IT’S THE SAME LOCATION IN FRONT OF THE SAME WEIRD SHOWER CURTAIN OF THE SAME WEIRD SHOWER CURTAIN THING WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO THING WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO HELD A BIG, ALL FOR THE CAMERAS HELD A BIG, ALL FOR THE CAMERAS CEREMONIAL MEETING WITH THE CEREMONIAL MEETING WITH THE IRISH PRIME MINISTER EARLIER IRISH PRIME MINISTER EARLIER THIS SUMMER BACK IN JUNE. THIS SUMMER BACK IN JUNE. NOW, THE REASON FOR THIS HOOPY NOW, THE REASON FOR THIS HOOPY SAD LITTLE SETTING FOR THESE BIG SAD LITTLE SETTING FOR THESE BIG CEREMONIAL MEETINGS IS BECAUSE CEREMONIAL MEETINGS IS BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF PLACE THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF PLACE WHERE MEETINGS BETWEEN HEADS OF WHERE MEETINGS BETWEEN HEADS OF STATE OR MEETINGS BETWEEN VICE STATE OR MEETINGS BETWEEN VICE PRESIDENTS AND FOREIGN MINISTERS PRESIDENTS AND FOREIGN MINISTERS ARE SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. ARE SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. WHAT THIS LITTLE ROOM IS THE VIP WHAT THIS LITTLE ROOM IS THE VIP LOUNGE AT THE SHANNON AIRPORT ON LOUNGE AT THE SHANNON AIRPORT ON THE WEST COAST OF SHANNON, THE WEST COAST OF SHANNON, IRELAND, COUNTY CLAIRE, IRELAND, COUNTY CLAIRE, POPULATION 9,000 SOMETHING. POPULATION 9,000 SOMETHING. IT’S AN UNPREPOSSESSING LITTLE IT’S AN UNPREPOSSESSING LITTLE TOWN ON IRELAND’S WEST COAST. TOWN ON IRELAND’S WEST COAST. IT IS KNOWN MOSTLY FOR, WELL, IT IS KNOWN MOSTLY FOR, WELL, THEY HAVE AN AIRPORT THERE. THEY HAVE AN AIRPORT THERE. THAT’S PRETTY MUCH WHAT THEY’VE THAT’S PRETTY MUCH WHAT THEY’VE GOT. GOT. I MEAN, TO BE CLEAR, THE IRISH I MEAN, TO BE CLEAR, THE IRISH GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHAT IT’S GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHAT IT’S DOING, RIGHT? DOING, RIGHT? THE IRISH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THE IRISH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE NOT IN THE HABIT OF HOLDING ARE NOT IN THE HABIT OF HOLDING MEETINGS IN CARPETED LOUNGES, MEETINGS IN CARPETED LOUNGES, THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THEY ARE THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THEY ARE ACCUSTOMED TO DOING. ACCUSTOMED TO DOING. THEY HAVE FINE AND PICTURESQUE THEY HAVE FINE AND PICTURESQUE FACILITIES, CASTLES AND STUFF FACILITIES, CASTLES AND STUFF FOR DOING CEREMONIAL MEETINGS FOR DOING CEREMONIAL MEETINGS AND PRESS CONFERENCES AND AND PRESS CONFERENCES AND HOSTING HELDS OF STATEHEAD R — HOSTING HELDS OF STATEHEAD R — STATE, THEY HAVE PLENTY OF STATE, THEY HAVE PLENTY OF SETTINGS. SETTINGS. IN THIS U.S. THEY HAVE TO KEEP IN THIS U.S. THEY HAVE TO KEEP MEETING WITH THE TOP OFFICIALS MEETING WITH THE TOP OFFICIALS IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT INCLUDING IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT IN THE LOUNGE AT THE SHANNON IN THE LOUNGE AT THE SHANNON AIRPORT RIGHT BY THE DUTY FREE AIRPORT RIGHT BY THE DUTY FREE STATION, INSTEAD OF ANY OF THOSE STATION, INSTEAD OF ANY OF THOSE MORE NORMAL PLACES THAT WOULD MORE NORMAL PLACES THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE FOR A GOVERNMENT MAKE SENSE FOR A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL VISIT AND THE REASON OFFICIAL VISIT AND THE REASON THIS KEEPS HAVING IT HAPPEN, THE THIS KEEPS HAVING IT HAPPEN, THE REASON THEY KEEP GETTING THESE REASON THEY KEEP GETTING THESE PHOTO OPS IN FRONT OF LIKE THE PHOTO OPS IN FRONT OF LIKE THE PLANT AND THE SHOWER CURTAIN AND PLANT AND THE SHOWER CURTAIN AND STUFF IS BECAUSE THE SHANNON STUFF IS BECAUSE THE SHANNON AIRPORT IS VERY CLOSE TO AIRPORT IS VERY CLOSE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEARBY GOLF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEARBY GOLF COURSE IN IRELAND. COURSE IN IRELAND. AND IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, AND IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, THAT IS WHERE WE THE TAXPAYERS THAT IS WHERE WE THE TAXPAYERS PAY TOCH HAVE THE PRESIDENT AND PAY TOCH HAVE THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT, AND ALL THE VICE PRESIDENT, AND ALL THE STAFF, THAT IS WHERE WE PAY TO STAFF, THAT IS WHERE WE PAY TO HAVE THEM STAY. HAVE THEM STAY. WHEN THEY GO TO IRELAND, THEY WHEN THEY GO TO IRELAND, THEY STAY IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STAY IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PROPERTY THERE. PROPERTY THERE. THE MONEY THAT IS SPENT BY U.S. THE MONEY THAT IS SPENT BY U.S. TAXPAYERS ON THAT TRIP IS MONEY TAXPAYERS ON THAT TRIP IS MONEY THAT GOES INTO THE POCKET OF THE THAT GOES INTO THE POCKET OF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY AND PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY AND GOES TO THE BOTTOM LINE OF THEIR GOES TO THE BOTTOM LINE OF THEIR FAMILY BUSINESS. FAMILY BUSINESS. NOW, WHEN MIKE PENCE WAS STAYING NOW, WHEN MIKE PENCE WAS STAYING IN IRELAND THIS WEEK, THE IN IRELAND THIS WEEK, THE PROBLEMATIC NATURE OF THE PROBLEMATIC NATURE OF THE TAXPAYERS PAYING FOR THIS WAS TAXPAYERS PAYING FOR THIS WAS MADE CRYSTAL CLEAR BY VIRTUE OF MADE CRYSTAL CLEAR BY VIRTUE OF THE FACT THAT IN ORDER TO HAVE THE FACT THAT IN ORDER TO HAVE THE TAXPAYERS PAY THE THE TAXPAYERS PAY THE PRESIDENT’S COMPANY TO HAVE MIKE PRESIDENT’S COMPANY TO HAVE MIKE PENCE AND HIS ENTOURAGE STAY AT PENCE AND HIS ENTOURAGE STAY AT THE PRESIDENT’S GOLF HOTEL THE PRESIDENT’S GOLF HOTEL THING, PENCE HAD TO COMMUTE BACK THING, PENCE HAD TO COMMUTE BACK AND FORTH 180 MILES EACH WAY TO AND FORTH 180 MILES EACH WAY TO THE PLACE IN IRELAND WHERE HIS THE PLACE IN IRELAND WHERE HIS ACTUAL OFFICIAL MEETINGS WERE ACTUAL OFFICIAL MEETINGS WERE HELD, WHICH WAS DUBLIN, THE HELD, WHICH WAS DUBLIN, THE CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY, WHICH IS CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY, WHICH IS CLEAR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CLEAR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE IRELAND. IRELAND. HE DIDN’T STAY IN DUBLIN, HE HE DIDN’T STAY IN DUBLIN, HE STAYED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STAYED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, ALL SO TAXPAYER FUNDS COUNTRY, ALL SO TAXPAYER FUNDS WOULD GO TO THE PRESIDENT. WOULD GO TO THE PRESIDENT. LOGISTICALLY, THIS WOULD BE THE LOGISTICALLY, THIS WOULD BE THE EQUIVALENT OF ME DECIDING TO EQUIVALENT OF ME DECIDING TO STAY IN WOOSTER, MASSACHUSETTS, STAY IN WOOSTER, MASSACHUSETTS, I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST YOU, I I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST YOU, I LOVE YOU DEEPLY, BUT HONESTLY, LOVE YOU DEEPLY, BUT HONESTLY, IF I PERSONALLY, IF I OWNED A IF I PERSONALLY, IF I OWNED A RACHEL MADDOW HOTEL IN WOOSTER RACHEL MADDOW HOTEL IN WOOSTER MASSACHUSETTS, AND I TOLD MASSACHUSETTS, AND I TOLD SOMEBODY ON THE STAFF OF THE SOMEBODY ON THE STAFF OF THE SHOW WHILE THEY WERE HAVING SHOW WHILE THEY WERE HAVING MEETINGS FOR THE SHOW, THAT THEY MEETINGS FOR THE SHOW, THAT THEY SHOULD STAY AT MY HOTEL IN SHOULD STAY AT MY HOTEL IN MASSACHUSETTS, AND COMMUTE BACK MASSACHUSETTS, AND COMMUTE BACK AND FORTH AND HAVE THE COMPANY AND FORTH AND HAVE THE COMPANY THEIR FREIGHT, IF I DID THAT, I THEIR FREIGHT, IF I DID THAT, I WOULD BE FIRED. WOULD BE FIRED. ANY OF US IN ANY JOB IN THE ANY OF US IN ANY JOB IN THE PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SECTOR WOULD PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SECTOR WOULD BE FIRED FOR DOING THAT. BE FIRED FOR DOING THAT. BUT THAT IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT THAT IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ARE AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ARE DOING WITH THE PRESIDENT’S DOING WITH THE PRESIDENT’S PROPERTY IN IRELAND. PROPERTY IN IRELAND. AND INSTEAD OF THEM BEING FIRED AND INSTEAD OF THEM BEING FIRED FOR IT, WE HAVE, A, ELECTIONS FOR IT, WE HAVE, A, ELECTIONS AND B, WE HAVE A CONGRESS THAT AND B, WE HAVE A CONGRESS THAT NOW SAYS THEY MAY TRY TO IMPEACH NOW SAYS THEY MAY TRY TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT FOR IT. THE PRESIDENT FOR IT. HERE’S TODAY’S “NEW YORK TIMES” HERE’S TODAY’S “NEW YORK TIMES” REPORT ON THIS NEW REPORT ON THIS NEW INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. QUOTE, TWO COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN QUOTE, TWO COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN ACTING IN TANDEM SENT LETTERS TO ACTING IN TANDEM SENT LETTERS TO THE WHITE HOUSE, THE SECRET THE WHITE HOUSE, THE SECRET SERVICE AND THE TRUMP SERVICE AND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION ASKING FOR ORGANIZATION ASKING FOR DOCUMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS DOCUMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS RELATED TO VICE PRESIDENT MIKE RELATED TO VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE’S DECISION TO STAY THIS PENCE’S DECISION TO STAY THIS WEEK AT MR. TRUMP’S RESORT IN WEEK AT MR. TRUMP’S RESORT IN IRELAND DURING AN OFFICIAL IRELAND DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT, AS WELL AS MR. TRUMP’S VISIT, AS WELL AS MR. TRUMP’S RECENT STATEMENTS PROMOTING RECENT STATEMENTS PROMOTING TRUMP NATIONAL DURAL AS THE TRUMP NATIONAL DURAL AS THE POSSIBLE SITE FOR THE G7 SUMMIT POSSIBLE SITE FOR THE G7 SUMMIT OF WORLD LEADERS NEXT YEAR. OF WORLD LEADERS NEXT YEAR. IN BOTH CASES, THE DEMOCRATS IN BOTH CASES, THE DEMOCRATS ARGUED MR. TRUMP STANDS TO ARGUED MR. TRUMP STANDS TO BENEFIT FROM TAXPAYER DOLLARS BENEFIT FROM TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND IN THE CASE OF THE SUMMIT IN AND IN THE CASE OF THE SUMMIT IN DORAL FROM FOREIGN FUNDS AS DORAL FROM FOREIGN FUNDS AS WELL. WELL. THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSES PROHIBIT THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSES PROHIBIT THE PRESIDENT FROM ACCEPTING THE PRESIDENT FROM ACCEPTING PAYMENT FROM FEDERAL, STATE AND PAYMENT FROM FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DOES NOT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DOES NOT BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE USED TO BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE USED TO PERSONALLY ENRICH PRESIDENT PERSONALLY ENRICH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS FAMILY, WHO ELIJAH TRUMP AND HIS FAMILY, WHO ELIJAH CUMMINGS. CUMMINGS. JERRY NADLER RAISED WHAT COULD JERRY NADLER RAISED WHAT COULD BE AN EVEN MORE TROUBLING BE AN EVEN MORE TROUBLING OUTCOME FOR THE PRESIDENT. OUTCOME FOR THE PRESIDENT. HE SAID HIS COMMITTEE WAS HE SAID HIS COMMITTEE WAS CONSIDERING POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS CONSIDERING POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS OF THE BAN ON PROFITING FROM THE OF THE BAN ON PROFITING FROM THE PRESIDENCY AS PART OF ITS PRESIDENCY AS PART OF ITS IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION. IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION. QUOTE, POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS OF QUOTE, POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS OF THE FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC THE FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EMOLUMENTS CLAUSES OF THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSES OF THE INSTITUTION ARE OF GRAVE CONCERN INSTITUTION ARE OF GRAVE CONCERN TO THE COMMITTEE AS IT CONSIDERS TO THE COMMITTEE AS IT CONSIDERS WHETHER TO RECOMMEND ARTICLES OF WHETHER TO RECOMMEND ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT.>>SO THE PRESIDENT SAYING IN>>SO THE PRESIDENT SAYING IN THE LAST WEEK, WASN’T THAT LIKE THE LAST WEEK, WASN’T THAT LIKE A WEEK AGO, RIGHT, A WEEK OR SO A WEEK AGO, RIGHT, A WEEK OR SO AGO, WHEN THE U.S. HOSTS THE G7 AGO, WHEN THE U.S. HOSTS THE G7 NEXT YEAR, HE WANTS THAT G7 NEXT YEAR, HE WANTS THAT G7 SUMMIT TO BE HELD AT HIS OWN SUMMIT TO BE HELD AT HIS OWN TRUMP PROPERTY IN FLORIDA, SO TRUMP PROPERTY IN FLORIDA, SO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WOULD FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WOULD ACTUALLY BE FORCED TO PAY MONEY ACTUALLY BE FORCED TO PAY MONEY TO THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY TO THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC ENGAGEMENTS OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. WITH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. I MEAN, THERE’S THAT. I MEAN, THERE’S THAT. THERE’S ALSO THE VICE PRESIDENT THERE’S ALSO THE VICE PRESIDENT DIVERTING HIS OFFICIAL BUSINESS DIVERTING HIS OFFICIAL BUSINESS BY HUNDREDS OF MILES TO MAKE BY HUNDREDS OF MILES TO MAKE SURE THE TAXPAYER MONEY EXPENDED SURE THE TAXPAYER MONEY EXPENDED ON HIS TRIP WOULD GO INTO THE ON HIS TRIP WOULD GO INTO THE PRESIDENT’S OWN POCKET. PRESIDENT’S OWN POCKET. I MEAN, THESE THINGS HAVE JUST I MEAN, THESE THINGS HAVE JUST HAPPENED BACK-TO-BACK WITHIN THE HAPPENED BACK-TO-BACK WITHIN THE COURSE OF A WEEK. COURSE OF A WEEK. THIS IS A NEON SIGN FOR WHAT THIS IS A NEON SIGN FOR WHAT COULD WANTS AS AN IMPEACHABLE COULD WANTS AS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE, RIGHT. OFFENSE, RIGHT. BUT I THINK AN UNDERAPPRECIATED BUT I THINK AN UNDERAPPRECIATED PART OF THIS IS THAT THIS IS PART OF THIS IS THAT THIS IS ALSO KIND OF A CASH FOR CLUNKERS ALSO KIND OF A CASH FOR CLUNKERS PROGRAM BECAUSE THAT DORAL PROGRAM BECAUSE THAT DORAL PLACE, WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS PLACE, WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO MAKE THE U.S. TRYING TO MAKE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PUT THE G7 SUMMIT, GOVERNMENT PUT THE G7 SUMMIT, THAT IS A PROPERTY THAT USED TO THAT IS A PROPERTY THAT USED TO BE THE PRESIDENT’S LARGEST BE THE PRESIDENT’S LARGEST SOURCE OF REVENUE IN HIS WHOLE SOURCE OF REVENUE IN HIS WHOLE BUSINESS WORLD AND THAT PROPERTY BUSINESS WORLD AND THAT PROPERTY IS NOW TANKING. IS NOW TANKING. QUOTE, TRUMP HAS LISTED DORAL IN QUOTE, TRUMP HAS LISTED DORAL IN FEDERAL CLOSURES AS HIS BIGGEST FEDERAL CLOSURES AS HIS BIGGEST MONEYMAKER. MONEYMAKER. BUT BANK RATES AND OVERALL BUT BANK RATES AND OVERALL REVENUE ARE DONE. REVENUE ARE DONE. IN TWO YEARS, RESIDENT SORT’S IN TWO YEARS, RESIDENT SORT’S NET OPERATING INCOME FELL BY NET OPERATING INCOME FELL BY 69%, EVEN IN A VIGOROUS ECONOMY, 69%, EVEN IN A VIGOROUS ECONOMY, THE PROPERTY WAS MISSING THE THE PROPERTY WAS MISSING THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION’S INTERNAL TRUMP ORGANIZATION’S INTERNAL BUSINESS TARGETINGS,S, THE TAX BUSINESS TARGETINGS,S, THE TAX CONSULTANT SAYING THE DORAL CONSULTANT SAYING THE DORAL IS — THERE IS NEGATIVE CON IS — THERE IS NEGATIVE CON NOTATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE NOTATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE BRAND NOW. BRAND NOW. SAME SITUATION APPARENTLY IN THE SAME SITUATION APPARENTLY IN THE IRELAND PROPERTY WHICH THEY HAVE IRELAND PROPERTY WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN DIVERTING TAXPAYER BEEN DIVERTING TAXPAYER RESOURCES, THE IRELAND PROPERTY RESOURCES, THE IRELAND PROPERTY IS ALSO TANKING, AS YOU SEE IN IS ALSO TANKING, AS YOU SEE IN THE HEADLINE THERE. THE HEADLINE THERE. TRUMP’S MONEY LOSING GOLF TRUMP’S MONEY LOSING GOLF COURSE, HE BOUGHT THIS THING IN COURSE, HE BOUGHT THIS THING IN 2014, IT HAS LOST AT LEAST 7 2014, IT HAS LOST AT LEAST 7 FIGURES EVERY YEAR SINCE WHICH FIGURES EVERY YEAR SINCE WHICH WE CAN SEE FROM PUBLIC RECORDS WE CAN SEE FROM PUBLIC RECORDS FILED IN IRELAND. FILED IN IRELAND. SO, I MEAN, CASH FOR CLUNKERS, SO, I MEAN, CASH FOR CLUNKERS, RIGHT, THIS PRESIDENT GIG MIGHT RIGHT, THIS PRESIDENT GIG MIGHT NOT LAST ALL THAT LONG, BUT IF NOT LAST ALL THAT LONG, BUT IF YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK WHILE YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK WHILE YOU’VE GOT THE JOB, IF YOU CAN YOU’VE GOT THE JOB, IF YOU CAN LITERALLY TAKES MILLIONS OF LITERALLY TAKES MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM U.S. TAXPAYERS TO DOLLARS FROM U.S. TAXPAYERS TO STUFF INTO THE COFFERS OF YOUR STUFF INTO THE COFFERS OF YOUR FAILING BUSINESS, IF YOU CAN FAILING BUSINESS, IF YOU CAN FORCE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO PAY FORCE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS TO PAY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO YOUR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO YOUR FAILING BUSINESS, THEN MAYBE AT FAILING BUSINESS, THEN MAYBE AT LEAST YOU CAN SQUEEZE SOME LEAST YOU CAN SQUEEZE SOME PERSONAL PROFIT OUT OF THE GIG PERSONAL PROFIT OUT OF THE GIG BEFORE YOU LOSE THE GIG. BEFORE YOU LOSE THE GIG. AND YOU KNOW, DEMOCRATS HAVE AND YOU KNOW, DEMOCRATS HAVE MADE NOISE ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS MADE NOISE ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE. THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE. WE WILL SEE IF THEY ACTUALLY TRY WE WILL SEE IF THEY ACTUALLY TRY TO GO THE DISTANCE ON THIS ONE. TO GO THE DISTANCE ON THIS ONE. THEY ARE FORMALLY MAKING THEY ARE FORMALLY MAKING INQUIRIES INTO THIS DIVERSION OF INQUIRIES INTO THIS DIVERSION OF TAXPAYER RESOURCES TO THE TAXPAYER RESOURCES TO THE PRESIDENT’S OWN BUSINESSES AS IT PRESIDENT’S OWN BUSINESSES AS IT PERTAINS TO THE REQUEST TO HOLD PERTAINS TO THE REQUEST TO HOLD DORAL AT G7 AND THE SENDING OF DORAL AT G7 AND THE SENDING OF MIKE PENCE TO THE WEST COAST OF MIKE PENCE TO THE WEST COAST OF IRELAND, INSTEAD OF TO DUBLIN. IRELAND, INSTEAD OF TO DUBLIN. WE’LL SEE WHAT THE DEMOCRATS DO WE’LL SEE WHAT THE DEMOCRATS DO WITH IT. WITH IT. THIS ONE HAS THE BENEFIT OF 100% THIS ONE HAS THE BENEFIT OF 100% CLARITY IN TERMS OF THE CLARITY IN TERMS OF THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL NATURE OF THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL NATURE OF THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR. PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR. I WILL ALSO SAY BECAUSE THE I WILL ALSO SAY BECAUSE THE IRELAND PART OF THIS INQUIRY IRELAND PART OF THIS INQUIRY ALSO PUTS VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ALSO PUTS VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ON THE BLOCK, IN TERMS OF HIS ON THE BLOCK, IN TERMS OF HIS ACTIVE AND KNOWING PARTICIPATION ACTIVE AND KNOWING PARTICIPATION IN THIS TRUMP GRIFT AGAINST THE IN THIS TRUMP GRIFT AGAINST THE AMERICAN TAX PAYPAYER, THIS AMERICAN TAX PAYPAYER, THIS INVESTIGATION HAS THE CHANCE TO INVESTIGATION HAS THE CHANCE TO SORT OF FIND THE SEAM, FIND ANY SORT OF FIND THE SEAM, FIND ANY POTENTIAL FRICTION BETWEEN THE POTENTIAL FRICTION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT WHO AT THIS POINT IN THEIR WHO AT THIS POINT IN THEIR POLITICAL CAREERS MIGHT BE POLITICAL CAREERS MIGHT BE THINKING VERY DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THINKING VERY DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW THEIR FUTURES MIGHT BE GOING HOW THEIR FUTURES MIGHT BE GOING OUT, AND HOW IN FACT THEY MIGHT OUT, AND HOW IN FACT THEY MIGHT DIVERGE. DIVERGE. BUT NOW, AS I WAS PREPPING TO BUT NOW, AS I WAS PREPPING TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING TOTALLY TALK ABOUT SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT ON TONIGHT’S SHOW, DIFFERENT ON TONIGHT’S SHOW, ANOTHER STORY BROKE ALONG THESE ANOTHER STORY BROKE ALONG THESE SAME LINES, WHICH, I MEAN, THIS SAME LINES, WHICH, I MEAN, THIS IS THE PART OF THE EVENING WHERE IS THE PART OF THE EVENING WHERE I GET TO THE THING THAT’S JUST I GET TO THE THING THAT’S JUST TRULY BONKERS. TRULY BONKERS. THIS STORY JUST CAME OUT WITHIN THIS STORY JUST CAME OUT WITHIN THE LAST HOUR. THE LAST HOUR. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET, YOU IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET, YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO SIT DOWN. ARE GOING TO WANT TO SIT DOWN. YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO SPEND A YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO SPEND A LITTLE BIT OF TIME WITH THIS. LITTLE BIT OF TIME WITH THIS. THIS IS THE HEADLINE FROM THIS IS THE HEADLINE FROM POLITICO, AIR FORCE CREW MADE AN POLITICO, AIR FORCE CREW MADE AN ODD STOP ON A ROUTINE TRUMP, ODD STOP ON A ROUTINE TRUMP, TRUMP’S SCOTTISH RESORT. TRUMP’S SCOTTISH RESORT. QUOTE IN EARLY SPRING OF THIS QUOTE IN EARLY SPRING OF THIS YEAR, AN AIR NATIONAL GUARD CREW YEAR, AN AIR NATIONAL GUARD CREW MADE A ROUTINE TRIP FROM THE MADE A ROUTINE TRIP FROM THE U.S. TO KUWAIT TO DELIVER U.S. TO KUWAIT TO DELIVER SUPPLIES. SUPPLIES. WHAT WASN’T ROUTINE WAS WHERE WHAT WASN’T ROUTINE WAS WHERE THE CREW STOPPED ALONG THE WAY. THE CREW STOPPED ALONG THE WAY. THEY STOPPED AT PRESIDENT THEY STOPPED AT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TURN BURY RESORT. TRUMP’S TURN BURY RESORT. SINCE APRIL, THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT SINCE APRIL, THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING WHY THE CREW ON THE C 17 WHY THE CREW ON THE C 17 TRANSPORT PLANE MADE THE TRANSPORT PLANE MADE THE FIDUCIARY STAY ON ROUTE TO THE FIDUCIARY STAY ON ROUTE TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND ON THE WAY BACK MIDDLE EAST AND ON THE WAY BACK AT THE PRESIDENT’S SCOTTISH AT THE PRESIDENT’S SCOTTISH RESORT. RESORT. THEY STOPPED AT TURNBERRY BOTH THEY STOPPED AT TURNBERRY BOTH WAYS. WAYS. THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IS THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE IS INVESTIGATING THIS. INVESTIGATING THIS. THIS IS SOMETHING BEING LOOKED THIS IS SOMETHING BEING LOOKED INTO BY CONGRESS, SINCE THEY INTO BY CONGRESS, SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO IT SINCE HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO IT SINCE APRIL, THEY HAVE YET TO RECEIVE APRIL, THEY HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY ANSWERS FROM THE PENTAGON. ANY ANSWERS FROM THE PENTAGON. QUOTE ON PREVIOUS TRIPS TO THE QUOTE ON PREVIOUS TRIPS TO THE MIDDLE EAST THE C 17 HAD LANDED MIDDLE EAST THE C 17 HAD LANDED AT U.S. AIR BASES SUCH THE RALM AT U.S. AIR BASES SUCH THE RALM STEEN IN GERMANY. STEEN IN GERMANY. OCCASIONAL THE SAME C 17 WOULD OCCASIONAL THE SAME C 17 WOULD STOP AT MILITARY BASES IN THE STOP AT MILITARY BASES IN THE AZORS OR ITALY, BUT STOPPING IN AZORS OR ITALY, BUT STOPPING IN SCOTLAND? SCOTLAND? A SENIOR AIR FORCE OFFICIAL SAID A SENIOR AIR FORCE OFFICIAL SAID CHOOSING TO REFUEL AT THE CHOOSING TO REFUEL AT THE AIRPORT NEAREST TO THE AIRPORT NEAREST TO THE PRESIDENT’S SCOTLAND RESORT AND PRESIDENT’S SCOTLAND RESORT AND CHOOSING FOR THE AIRMEN TO STAY CHOOSING FOR THE AIRMEN TO STAY AT THE PRESIDENT’S SCOTLAND AT THE PRESIDENT’S SCOTLAND RESORT A HALF AN HOUR AWAY FROM RESORT A HALF AN HOUR AWAY FROM THAT AIRPORT, THAT WOULD BE THAT AIRPORT, THAT WOULD BE UNUSUAL FOR SUCH A MISSION. UNUSUAL FOR SUCH A MISSION. AGAIN, THEIR MISSION IS FLYING AGAIN, THEIR MISSION IS FLYING SUPPLIES TO AND FROM KUWAIT. SUPPLIES TO AND FROM KUWAIT. TYPICALLY, THE OFFICIAL SAID, TYPICALLY, THE OFFICIAL SAID, AIR CREWS STAY ON A MILITARY AIR CREWS STAY ON A MILITARY BASE WHILE IN TRANSIT OR AT BASE WHILE IN TRANSIT OR AT NEARBY LODGINGS. NEARBY LODGINGS. THE CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY IS THE CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY IS PART OF A BROADER PREVIOUSLY PART OF A BROADER PREVIOUSLY UNREPORTED PROBE INTO U.S. UNREPORTED PROBE INTO U.S. MILITARY EXPENDITURES AT OR MILITARY EXPENDITURES AT OR AROUND THE TRUMP PROPERTY IN AROUND THE TRUMP PROPERTY IN SCOTLAND. SCOTLAND. ACCORDING TO A LETTER, SENT IN ACCORDING TO A LETTER, SENT IN JUNE, THE MILITARY HAS SPENT JUNE, THE MILITARY HAS SPENT $11 MILLION ON FUEL AT $11 MILLION ON FUEL AT SPECIFICALLY THE PRESTWICK SPECIFICALLY THE PRESTWICK AIRPORT, SPENT $11 MILLION ON AIRPORT, SPENT $11 MILLION ON FUEL SINCE OCTOBER 2017. FUEL SINCE OCTOBER 2017. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CHEAPER IF IT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CHEAPER IF IT HAD BEEN PURCHASED AT A U.S. HAD BEEN PURCHASED AT A U.S. MILITARY BASE. MILITARY BASE. A U.S. MILITARY BASE IS WHERE A U.S. MILITARY BASE IS WHERE THE C 17s HAVE ALWAYS PREVIOUSLY THE C 17s HAVE ALWAYS PREVIOUSLY STOPPED BEFORE DONALD TRUMP STOPPED BEFORE DONALD TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT AND SUDDENLY BECAME PRESIDENT AND SUDDENLY THEY STARTED STOPPING AT HIS THEY STARTED STOPPING AT HIS GOLF COURSE AND ITS NEARBY GOLF COURSE AND ITS NEARBY AIRPORT, WHICH TURNS OUT HAS AIRPORT, WHICH TURNS OUT HAS FALLEN ON HARD TIMES AND MIGHT FALLEN ON HARD TIMES AND MIGHT NEED THE MONEY. NEED THE MONEY. PRESTWICK AIRPORT HAS BEEN DEBT PRESTWICK AIRPORT HAS BEEN DEBT RIDDEN. RIDDEN. THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT BOUGHT THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT BOUGHT IT IN 2013, FOR ONE POUND, BUT IT IN 2013, FOR ONE POUND, BUT THE AIRPORT HAS CONTINUED TO THE AIRPORT HAS CONTINUED TO LOSE MONEY IN THE YEARS SINCE. LOSE MONEY IN THE YEARS SINCE. IN JUNE, THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT IN JUNE, THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED ITS INTENT TO SELL THE ANNOUNCED ITS INTENT TO SELL THE AIRPORT, WHICH THE PANELS LETTER AIRPORT, WHICH THE PANELS LETTER DESCRIBED AS INTEGRAL TO THE DESCRIBED AS INTEGRAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TURNBERRY SUCCESS OF THE TURNBERRY PROPERTY. PROPERTY. THE INCIDENTS RAISE THE THE INCIDENTS RAISE THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE MILITARY POSSIBILITY THAT THE MILITARY HAS HELPED KEEP DONALD TRUMPS HAS HELPED KEEP DONALD TRUMPS TURNBERRY RESORT AFLOAT. TURNBERRY RESORT AFLOAT. THE PROPERTY LOST 4 1/2 MILLION THE PROPERTY LOST 4 1/2 MILLION DOLLARS IN 2017. DOLLARS IN 2017. BUT IN 2018, REVENUE WENT UP BY BUT IN 2018, REVENUE WENT UP BY $3 MILLION. $3 MILLION. I MEAN, THIS IS JUST — I MEAN, I MEAN, THIS IS JUST — I MEAN, THE IMPLICATION IN THE BRAND NEW THE IMPLICATION IN THE BRAND NEW REPORTING FROM POLITICO IS THAT REPORTING FROM POLITICO IS THAT TRUMP’S, YOU KNOW, GOT THIS TRUMP’S, YOU KNOW, GOT THIS MONEY LOSING RESORT IN FLORIDA MONEY LOSING RESORT IN FLORIDA TO WHICH HE NOW WANTS TO DIRECT TO WHICH HE NOW WANTS TO DIRECT THE G7. THE G7. HE’S GOT THIS MONEY LOSING GOLF HE’S GOT THIS MONEY LOSING GOLF RESORT IN IRELAND, WHICH HE HAS RESORT IN IRELAND, WHICH HE HAS ALREADY DIRECTED VICE PRESIDENT ALREADY DIRECTED VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND HIS ENTOURAGE, NOW IN PENCE AND HIS ENTOURAGE, NOW IN ADDITION HE HAS A MONEY LOSING ADDITION HE HAS A MONEY LOSING RESORT IN SCOTLAND THAT WAS RESORT IN SCOTLAND THAT WAS ABOUT TO LOSE THE MONEY LOSING ABOUT TO LOSE THE MONEY LOSING AIRPORT THAT SERVICED IT. AIRPORT THAT SERVICED IT. I MEAN, THE GOLF COURSE IS I MEAN, THE GOLF COURSE IS ALREADY HAVING REALLY TOUGH ALREADY HAVING REALLY TOUGH TIMES. TIMES. IF THEY LOSE THE NEAREST IF THEY LOSE THE NEAREST AIRPORT, TOO. AIRPORT, TOO. BUT NOW MIRACULOUSLY, NOW THAT BUT NOW MIRACULOUSLY, NOW THAT DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, AMERICAN MILITARY CARGO PLANES AMERICAN MILITARY CARGO PLANES HAVE STARTED REFUELLING AT THAT HAVE STARTED REFUELLING AT THAT AIRPORT, AT A SIGNIFICANT PRICE AIRPORT, AT A SIGNIFICANT PRICE MARK UP. MARK UP. RIGHT. RIGHT. IT’S MUCH CHEAPER FOR THEM TO IT’S MUCH CHEAPER FOR THEM TO GET THEIR FUEL AT MILITARY GET THEIR FUEL AT MILITARY BASES. BASES. THAT’S PART OF THE REASON THEY THAT’S PART OF THE REASON THEY ALWAYS STOP AT MILITARY BASES. ALWAYS STOP AT MILITARY BASES. ALSO THEY’RE THE MILITARY. ALSO THEY’RE THE MILITARY. THEY’RE NO LONGER STOPPING AT THEY’RE NO LONGER STOPPING AT MILITARY BASES. MILITARY BASES. INSTEAD THEY’RE STOPPING AT THE INSTEAD THEY’RE STOPPING AT THE AIRPORT THAT TRUMP NEEDS TO PROP AIRPORT THAT TRUMP NEEDS TO PROP UP TO KEEP HIS SCOTTISH GOLF UP TO KEEP HIS SCOTTISH GOLF RESORT GOING, AND PAYING FULL RESORT GOING, AND PAYING FULL FREIGHT COMMERCIAL AIRPORT RATES FREIGHT COMMERCIAL AIRPORT RATES FOR THAT FUEL. FOR THAT FUEL. AND THEN THEY’RE SENDING THE AIR AND THEN THEY’RE SENDING THE AIR CREWS TO GO STAY AT THE CREWS TO GO STAY AT THE PRESIDENT’S RESORT. PRESIDENT’S RESORT. I MEAN, THERE IS A U.S. MILITARY I MEAN, THERE IS A U.S. MILITARY BASE IN THE UK. BASE IN THE UK. THEY NEED TO STOP IN THE UK, THEY NEED TO STOP IN THE UK, THEY COULD GO TO THE U.S. BASE THEY COULD GO TO THE U.S. BASE IN THE UK, BUT NO, INSTEAD, IN THE UK, BUT NO, INSTEAD, THEY’RE GOING TO THE COMMERCIAL THEY’RE GOING TO THE COMMERCIAL AIRPORT THAT TRUMP NEEDS TO KEEP AIRPORT THAT TRUMP NEEDS TO KEEP ALIVE THAT’S OTHERWISE MAYBE ALIVE THAT’S OTHERWISE MAYBE GOING TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS GOING TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS BECAUSE THEY NEED THAT AIRPORT, BECAUSE THEY NEED THAT AIRPORT, PRESUMABLY, TO KEEP AFLOAT HIS PRESUMABLY, TO KEEP AFLOAT HIS NEARBY GOLF RESORT, WHICH MIGHT NEARBY GOLF RESORT, WHICH MIGHT ALSO BE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. ALSO BE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. UNLESS YOU CAN FUNNEL TAXPAYER UNLESS YOU CAN FUNNEL TAXPAYER MONEY INTO IT SHOW. MONEY INTO IT SHOW. I MEAN, NOT TO PUT A FINAL POINT I MEAN, NOT TO PUT A FINAL POINT ON IT, BUT IT IS BAD ENOUGH WHEN ON IT, BUT IT IS BAD ENOUGH WHEN THE VICE PRESIDENT GOES 180 THE VICE PRESIDENT GOES 180 MILES OUT OF HIS WAY TO PUT MILES OUT OF HIS WAY TO PUT TAXPAYER MONEY DIRECTLY INTO THE TAXPAYER MONEY DIRECTLY INTO THE PRESIDENT’S POCKET. PRESIDENT’S POCKET. IF THE U.S. MILITARY IS BEING IF THE U.S. MILITARY IS BEING USED TO PROP UP ONE OF THE USED TO PROP UP ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S TROUBLED PROPERTIES, PRESIDENT’S TROUBLED PROPERTIES, A, THIS IS UNCHARTED WATERS, A, THIS IS UNCHARTED WATERS, OBVIOUSLY, IN TERMS OF OBVIOUSLY, IN TERMS OF PRESIDENTIAL CORRUPTION, B, THIS PRESIDENTIAL CORRUPTION, B, THIS IMPLICATES THE PRESIDENT IMPLICATES THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF, OBVIOUSLY, AND HIMSELF, OBVIOUSLY, AND EVERYBODY ELSE WHO PARTICIPATED EVERYBODY ELSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN IT. IN IT. THIS SCOTLAND PART WITH THE C THIS SCOTLAND PART WITH THE C 17s, FLYING INTO THE AIRPORT AT 17s, FLYING INTO THE AIRPORT AT GLASGOW IMPLICATES THE MILITARY GLASGOW IMPLICATES THE MILITARY WHO APPARENTLY WENT ALONG WITH WHO APPARENTLY WENT ALONG WITH THIS, DIDN’T PEEP ABOUT IT, AND THIS, DIDN’T PEEP ABOUT IT, AND NOW ISN’T COOPERATING WITH NOW ISN’T COOPERATING WITH CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES THAT ARE TRYING TO COMMITTEES THAT ARE TRYING TO INVESTIGATE IT. INVESTIGATE IT. IF THE U.S. MILITARY IS LIKE IN IF THE U.S. MILITARY IS LIKE IN ON IT NOW, AND HAS NO ON IT NOW, AND HAS NO COMPUNCTION ABOUT GOING ALONG COMPUNCTION ABOUT GOING ALONG WITH THE SCHEME, WHEN THEY KNOW WITH THE SCHEME, WHEN THEY KNOW HOW WEIRD IT IS, AND THEY KNOW HOW WEIRD IT IS, AND THEY KNOW THE C 17s FLYING FROM KUWAIT THE C 17s FLYING FROM KUWAIT HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE, THAT TELLS US THAT THIS BEFORE, THAT TELLS US THAT ONE OF THE RED LINES WE THOUGHT ONE OF THE RED LINES WE THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE IN TERMS OF WE WOULD HAVE IN TERMS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PEOPLE ACCOUNTABILITY AND PEOPLE BLOWING THE WHISTLE, ONE OF THE BLOWING THE WHISTLE, ONE OF THE RED LINES IS ALSO IMPLICATED RED LINES IS ALSO IMPLICATED HERE. HERE. JOINING US NOW IS NATASHA JOINING US NOW IS NATASHA BERTRAND, NATIONAL SECURITY BERTRAND, NATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT FOR POLITICO, WHO CORRESPONDENT FOR POLITICO, WHO BROKE THE STORY WITH BRIAN BROKE THE STORY WITH BRIAN BENDER. BENDER. I APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE ON I APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE ON SHORT NOTICE. SHORT NOTICE. THIS STORY JUST BROKE OUT. THIS STORY JUST BROKE OUT.>>OF COURSE, THANKS FOR HAVING>>OF COURSE, THANKS FOR HAVING ME. ME.>>LET ME ASK YOU IF I SUMMED>>LET ME ASK YOU IF I SUMMED THAT UP ACCURATELY. THAT UP ACCURATELY. I’M ABSORBING IT MYSELF. I’M ABSORBING IT MYSELF. TELL ME IF I GOT ANYTHING WRONG. TELL ME IF I GOT ANYTHING WRONG.>>THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT,>>THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, I MEAN, I THINK WE AT POLITICO I MEAN, I THINK WE AT POLITICO WERE TRYING TO ABSORB IT AS WE WERE TRYING TO ABSORB IT AS WE FINISHED THE STORY. FINISHED THE STORY. IT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST IT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLY BRAZEN INSTANCES OF REMARKABLY BRAZEN INSTANCES OF THIS KIND OF SELF-DEALING AND THIS KIND OF SELF-DEALING AND GRIFT THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE GRIFT THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE TRUMP ERA. TRUMP ERA. WHAT WAS REALLY REMARKABLE IS WHAT WAS REALLY REMARKABLE IS WHAT WE REPORTED ABOUT THE WHAT WE REPORTED ABOUT THE CREW’S REACTION ITSELF. CREW’S REACTION ITSELF. THE CREW WERE SO KIND OF THE CREW WERE SO KIND OF CONFUSED BY WHAT WAS HAPPENING CONFUSED BY WHAT WAS HAPPENING WHEN THEY WERE REROUTED TO WHEN THEY WERE REROUTED TO SCOTLAND TO REFUEL AT THIS TINY SCOTLAND TO REFUEL AT THIS TINY AIRPORT OUTSIDE OF TRUMP AIRPORT OUTSIDE OF TRUMP TURNBERRY BECAUSE THEY DID NEVER TURNBERRY BECAUSE THEY DID NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE IN THE 50 PLUS DONE THAT BEFORE IN THE 50 PLUS TRIPS THEY HAD TAKEN TRIPS THEY HAD TAKEN INTERNATIONALLY TO DO THESE INTERNATIONALLY TO DO THESE SUPPLY TRIPS. SUPPLY TRIPS. THEY HAD NEVER STOPPED IN THEY HAD NEVER STOPPED IN SCOTLAND. SCOTLAND. IT WAS IN SPAIN OR GERMANY, OR IT WAS IN SPAIN OR GERMANY, OR IF NEEDED IN ITALY. IF NEEDED IN ITALY. BUT TO STOP IN SCOTLAND WAS BUT TO STOP IN SCOTLAND WAS STRANGE ENOUGH AND FOR THEM TO STRANGE ENOUGH AND FOR THEM TO DRIVE ANOTHER 30 MILES TO DRIVE ANOTHER 30 MILES TO TRUMP’S TURN BERRY RESORT, THEY TRUMP’S TURN BERRY RESORT, THEY DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY. DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY. THEIR PER DIEM ALLOWANCE DIDN’T THEIR PER DIEM ALLOWANCE DIDN’T ALLOW THEM TO BUY FOOD AND ALLOW THEM TO BUY FOOD AND DRINKS THERE. DRINKS THERE. THEY DID TOTALLY OUT OF PLACE. THEY DID TOTALLY OUT OF PLACE. THEY WEREN’T WEARING THE PROPER THEY WEREN’T WEARING THE PROPER CLOTHES. CLOTHES. THESE ARE THE THINGS WE WERE THESE ARE THE THINGS WE WERE TOLD ABOUT THEIR REACTION, AND TOLD ABOUT THEIR REACTION, AND IT DRIVES HOME HOW STRANGE THIS IT DRIVES HOME HOW STRANGE THIS WAS. WAS.>>I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT>>I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HOW IT COSTS TO FILL UP A C 17. HOW IT COSTS TO FILL UP A C 17. I DON’T KNOW HOW BIG THE GAS I DON’T KNOW HOW BIG THE GAS TANK IS. TANK IS. I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY PAY I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY PAY PER GALLON. PER GALLON. IT STRUCK ME THAT’S A LARGE IT STRUCK ME THAT’S A LARGE NUMBER, $11 MILLION ON FUEL AT NUMBER, $11 MILLION ON FUEL AT THAT ONE AIRPORT. THAT ONE AIRPORT. DO WE KNOW HOW MANY REFUELLING DO WE KNOW HOW MANY REFUELLING STOPS MIGHT BE IMPLICATED IN AN STOPS MIGHT BE IMPLICATED IN AN $11 MILLION FUEL BILL. $11 MILLION FUEL BILL.>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S A GREAT>>YOU KNOW, THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION, WE DON’T KNOW THAT, QUESTION, WE DON’T KNOW THAT, AND WE KNOW FROM THE HOUSE AND WE KNOW FROM THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE THAT WE HAVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED SIMILAR REPORTS ABOUT RECEIVED SIMILAR REPORTS ABOUT THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR BY THE THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR BY THE MILITARY GOING TO, YOU KNOW, MILITARY GOING TO, YOU KNOW, SPENDING MONEY IN AND AROUND THE SPENDING MONEY IN AND AROUND THE TRUMP’S RESORTS THAT THEY HAVE TRUMP’S RESORTS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING. BEEN INVESTIGATING. THEY WOULDN’T GIVE US ANYMORE THEY WOULDN’T GIVE US ANYMORE DETAIL ON THAT. DETAIL ON THAT. THEY DID SAY THAT THIS INCIDENT THEY DID SAY THAT THIS INCIDENT THAT WE DESCRIBED TO THEM, AND THAT WE DESCRIBED TO THEM, AND THAT THEY HAVE BEEN THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING IS NOT ISOLATED. INVESTIGATING IS NOT ISOLATED. SO IT WOULDN’T NECESSARILY BE SO IT WOULDN’T NECESSARILY BE SURPRISING IF THESE REFUELLING SURPRISING IF THESE REFUELLING STOPS AT PLACES OUTSIDE OF U.S. STOPS AT PLACES OUTSIDE OF U.S. MILITARY BASES WHERE, OF COURSE, MILITARY BASES WHERE, OF COURSE, THE FUEL IS ACTUALLY CHEAPER, THE FUEL IS ACTUALLY CHEAPER, WERE HAPPENING WITH MORE WERE HAPPENING WITH MORE FREQUENCY. FREQUENCY.>>AND IN THIS CASE, POTENTIALLY>>AND IN THIS CASE, POTENTIALLY PROPPING UP AN AIRPORT THAT PROPPING UP AN AIRPORT THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE CLOSE WHICH MIGHT OTHERWISE CLOSE WHICH WOULD BE A DEVASTATING ECONOMIC, WOULD BE A DEVASTATING ECONOMIC, WHICH WOULD HAVE A DEVASTATING WHICH WOULD HAVE A DEVASTATING ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE PRESIDENT’S NEARBY PROPERTY. PRESIDENT’S NEARBY PROPERTY. IT RINGS LIKE A BELL. IT RINGS LIKE A BELL. LET ME ASK YOU ONE LAST PIECE OF LET ME ASK YOU ONE LAST PIECE OF THIS NATASHA. THIS NATASHA. ONE OF THE SEEMINGLY SERIOUS ONE OF THE SEEMINGLY SERIOUS THINGS TO ME IS THAT ACCORDING THINGS TO ME IS THAT ACCORDING TO YOUR SOURCES, THE U.S. TO YOUR SOURCES, THE U.S. MILITARY IS NOT COOPERATING WITH MILITARY IS NOT COOPERATING WITH THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES AS THEY THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES AS THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO INVESTIGATE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO INVESTIGATE THIS. THIS. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN MATERIAL. MATERIAL. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET DOCUMENTS, THE PENTAGON IS NOT DOCUMENTS, THE PENTAGON IS NOT COMMENTING ON ANY OF THIS. COMMENTING ON ANY OF THIS. IN YOUR STORY, YOU SAY THAT THE IN YOUR STORY, YOU SAY THAT THE COMMITTEE IS CONSIDERING COMMITTEE IS CONSIDERING ALTERNATIVE STEPS IN TERMS OF ALTERNATIVE STEPS IN TERMS OF GETTING MATERIAL FROM THE GETTING MATERIAL FROM THE MILITARY ON THIS IF THE PENTAGON MILITARY ON THIS IF THE PENTAGON CONTINUES NOT COOPERATING. CONTINUES NOT COOPERATING. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? IS THAT A SUBPOENA THREAT OR DO IS THAT A SUBPOENA THREAT OR DO WE KNOW WHAT ELSE THE COMMITTEE WE KNOW WHAT ELSE THE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO TRY TO DO TO IS GOING TO TRY TO DO TO INVESTIGATE THIS? INVESTIGATE THIS?>>WE HAVE ASKED FOR MORE>>WE HAVE ASKED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT. INFORMATION ABOUT THAT. OUR READ IS THAT IT WAS GOING TO OUR READ IS THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE A SUBPOENA AND THAT IT COULD BE A SUBPOENA AND THAT IT COULD COME AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK, THE COME AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK, THE END OF NEXT WEEK. END OF NEXT WEEK. WE’RE WAITING TO SEE. WE’RE WAITING TO SEE. THEY DID SEND THIS LETTER BACK THEY DID SEND THIS LETTER BACK IN JUNE, WHEN THEN ACTING IN JUNE, WHEN THEN ACTING DEFENSE SECRETARY PAT SHANAHAN DEFENSE SECRETARY PAT SHANAHAN WAS STILL THERE, AND THEY NEVER WAS STILL THERE, AND THEY NEVER GOT A RESPONSE AND THEY STILL A GOT A RESPONSE AND THEY STILL A MONTH LATER, HAVEN’T GOTTEN MONTH LATER, HAVEN’T GOTTEN DOCUMENTS FROM THE PENTAGON. DOCUMENTS FROM THE PENTAGON.>>NATASHA BERTRAND, NATIONAL>>NATASHA BERTRAND, NATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT WITH SECURITY CORRESPONDENT WITH POLITICO.COM, WITH THIS POLITICO.COM, WITH THIS INCREDIBLE SCOOP WITH COAUTHOR INCREDIBLE SCOOP WITH COAUTHOR BRIAN BENDER, AIR FORCE CREW BRIAN BENDER, AIR FORCE CREW MADE AN ODD STOP ON A ROUTINE MADE AN ODD STOP ON A ROUTINE TRIP, TRUMP’S SCOTTISH RESORT. TRIP, TRUMP’S SCOTTISH RESORT. THANKS FOR HUSTLING TO THE THANKS FOR HUSTLING TO THE STUDIO TO HELP US UNDERSTAND. STUDIO TO HELP US UNDERSTAND.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, RACHEL.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, RACHEL.>>IT IS JUST INCREDIBLE.>>IT IS JUST INCREDIBLE.>>IN TERMS OF THINKING ABOUT>>IN TERMS OF THINKING ABOUT THE GEOGRAPHY, GLASGOW, ONE OF THE GEOGRAPHY, GLASGOW, ONE OF THE MAJOR CITIES IN SCOTLAND, THE MAJOR CITIES IN SCOTLAND, THERE IS A MAIN GLASGOW AIRPORT THERE IS A MAIN GLASGOW AIRPORT WHICH IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE CITY WHICH IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE CITY OF GLASGOW, THIS OTHER AIRPORT OF GLASGOW, THIS OTHER AIRPORT THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IS THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IS CALLED GLASGOW PRESTWICK, IT’S CALLED GLASGOW PRESTWICK, IT’S 30 MILES OUTSIDE TOWN. 30 MILES OUTSIDE TOWN. IT’S EASY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THAT IT’S EASY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THAT AIRPORT, WHICH IS SORT OF ON THE AIRPORT, WHICH IS SORT OF ON THE COAST AWAY FROM EVERYTHING AND, COAST AWAY FROM EVERYTHING AND, CERTAINLY AWAY FROM THE CENTER CERTAINLY AWAY FROM THE CENTER OF GLASGOW MIGHT BE IN ECONOMIC OF GLASGOW MIGHT BE IN ECONOMIC DISTRESS, AND IT HAS BEEN IN DISTRESS, AND IT HAS BEEN IN ECONOMIC DISTRESS FOR YEARS. ECONOMIC DISTRESS FOR YEARS. THE IDEA THAT UNDER TRUMP, THE THE IDEA THAT UNDER TRUMP, THE U.S. MILITARY IS FLYING INTO U.S. MILITARY IS FLYING INTO THAT LITTLE OUT OF THE WAY THAT LITTLE OUT OF THE WAY AIRPORT, THAT IS BASICALLY AIRPORT, THAT IS BASICALLY OTHERWISE GOING TO CLOSE, AND OTHERWISE GOING TO CLOSE, AND SPENDING $11 MILLION IN FUEL SPENDING $11 MILLION IN FUEL THERE AT THAT AIRPORT TO PROP IT THERE AT THAT AIRPORT TO PROP IT UP BECAUSE THAT’S THE AIRPORT UP BECAUSE THAT’S THE AIRPORT THAT SERVICES HIS GOLF COURSE, I THAT SERVICES HIS GOLF COURSE, I MEAN, HONESTLY IF THIS WERE MEAN, HONESTLY IF THIS WERE FICTION, YOU WOULD WALK OUT

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