Aug 26, 2019

Trump mulls holding 2020 G7 at his Miami resort

The Trump National Doral grounds in Miami. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

President Trump told reporters at the G7 in Biarritz, France, on Monday that next year’s summit will "probably" be held in Miami — at one of his golf resorts, Trump National Doral.

The big picture: Axios' Jonathan Swan scooped last month that the resort was a finalist. Trump, who has no qualms regarding criticism about mixing state and personal business, touted the location as a few minutes from the airport, with hundreds of acres. "We haven’t found anything that’s even close to competing with it," he said. "We can handle whatever happens. ... We're thinking about it."

Go deeper: Trump made at least $434 million from his business in 2018

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House Judiciary Committee to investigate Trump's 2020 G7 hosting plan

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The House Judiciary Committee said on Wednesday it will investigate President Trump's proposal to host the 2020 G7 summit at his Miami golf resort, as part of ongoing Congressional impeachment investigations.

What's happening: The committee asserts that hosting some of the world's major economic powers at Trump National Doral would implicate the U.S. Constitution's foreign and domestic emoluments clauses, which could be grounds for impeachment. A hearing on the matter will take place in September.

Go deeperArrowAug 28, 2019

Air Force orders stopover review after Scotland Trump resort bookings

Air Force One takes off from Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire, Scotland, as President Trump and First Lady Melania leave Britain in July. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images

The U.S. Air Force is reviewing how it selects overnight accommodation locations after reports that air crews had occasionally stayed at President Trump's Scotland resort while refueling, it said in a statement to Politico Sunday night.

Why it matters: The review comes as the Trump administration faces growing criticism for government officials spending taxpayer dollars at Trump properties. Vice President Pence came under fire last week for staying at the Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg during his 2-day trip to Ireland — even though his meeting with officials was 180 miles away in Dublin.

Go deeperArrowSep 9, 2019

Pence stayed at Trump's Irish resort at the president's "suggestion"

Vice President Pence meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Vice President Pence opted to stay at the Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg during his 2-day trip to Ireland — even though he is meeting with officials 180 miles away in Dublin, reports Reuters.

Why it matters: Pence's chief of staff Marc Short told reporters Tuesday that President Trump had "a suggestion" that Pence stay at his resort, even as the administration faces criticism for spending taxpayer dollars — and influencing foreign and domestic officials to choose to frequent — at Trump properties, per The Washington Post.

Go deeperArrowSep 3, 2019