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A bagpipe player stands next to Donald Trump at the Trump Turnberry Resort in June 2016. Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

President Trump said in a Monday tweet that he knew "nothing" about Air Force crews lodging at his Scotland resort while refueling at an airport in the area.

Why it matters: Trump's tweet comes less than a week after House Democrats opened an inquiry on the use of tax dollars at Trump properties and as the House Judiciary Committee plans to vote this week to formalize an impeachment inquiry.

What he's saying:

"I know nothing about an Air Force plane landing at an airport (which I do not own and have nothing to do with) near Turnberry Resort (which I do own) in Scotland, and filling up with fuel, with the crew staying overnight at Turnberry (they have good taste!). NOTHING TO DO WITH ME"

Context: Politico reported on Friday that the crew on a C-17 military transport plane stayed overnight at Trump’s Turnberry resort in March, prompting a House Oversight Committee investigation that began in April.

  • On Sunday, the Air Force said that it is reviewing how it selects international overnight accommodation locations.
  • An Air Force official previously defended lodging the crew at Turnberry because it offered the closest rooms available and that the rooms were discounted below an internal spending limit, according to the New York Times.

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

Editor's note: This post has been corrected to reflect the fact that the overnight stay at Turnberry that is being investigated occurred in March (not September 2018).

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WHO: Delta health measures help fight Omicron

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Health measures taken to combat COVID-19 before the emergence of Omicron would also help against the new variant of concern, World Health Organization officials said Friday.

What they're saying: Takeshi Kasai, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, said during a virtual briefing broadcast from Manila, Philippines, that border controls imposed by the U.S. and other nations can "buy time" to deal with the variant, but warned "every country and every community must prepare for new surges in cases."

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Nevada to impose insurance surcharge on unvaccinated state workers

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Nevada's Public Employees' Benefit Program Board voted Thursday to charge workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge of up to $55 a month if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Why it matters: Nevada is the first state to announce such a move, per AP.

Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin testifies before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Getty Images

The state of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Thursday in an attempt to block the enforcement of its vaccine mandate for federal employees.

Why it matters: The move comes one day after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin denied Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's (R) request to exempt the state's National Guard from the mandate.