While we continue to wait for the day we finally get to see Donald Trump’s tax returns, a House committee now has evidence of financial crimes by the president that could well lead to articles of impeachment being drawn up against him and indictments being handed down by state prosecutors.
The House Oversight Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) made it clear Wednesday that they are indeed hot on the trail of Trump’s crimes regarding steering government money to his properties, Politico reports:
“Since Donald Trump took office, the U.S. military has spent nearly $200,000 at the president’s luxury Scotland resort, according to figures and documents the Pentagon provided to the House Oversight Committee.
“The spending, which has all occurred since August 2017, paid for the equivalent of hundreds of nights of rooms at the Turnberry resort over approximately three dozen separate stays, the committee said.”
Yes, the U.S. military has deposited nearly $200,000 of your tax dollars into a golf resort owned by the president, even though the Constitution clearly states that isn’t allowed and is within itself grounds for removal from office.
The Politico report goes on to note:
“The Pentagon documents showed that U.S. taxpayer funds ‘have been used to pay for more than three dozen separate stays involving hundreds of nights of rooms — all after the President was sworn into office.’
“Democrats called the Pentagon’s response so far — about 21 pages of material turned over to the panel, but no underlying invoices or travel records — ‘woefully inadequate.'”
How extensive has the spending at Turnberry been? A letter from the committee to acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper contains this line:
“If both of these claims are accurate, it appears that U.S. taxpayer funds were used to purchase the equivalent of more than 650 rooms at the Trump Turnberry just since August 2017 — or the equivalent of one room every night for more than one-and-a-half years.”
That’s some serious fleecing of the American people.
The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to have hearings on possible emolument violations by Trump and the Trump Organization, Axios revealed earlier this week:
“The hearing is part of the committee’s efforts to broaden its impeachment investigation of President Trump to include allegations of corruption that extend beyond the contents of the Mueller report.”
If there was any doubt remaining that a grifter is current residing in the White House, these Pentagon documents prove that Trump and his family are personally profiting from his time in office, stealing taxpayer money to enrich themselves.
The time has come to impeach, indict, and imprison Donald Trump. Further delay will only cause more harm to the republic.