The Portland Press Herald reports:
Former Gov. Paul LePage and his staff members paid for more than 40 rooms at Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel during a two-year period, spending at least $22,000 in Maine taxpayer money at a business owned by the president’s family.
Documents recently obtained by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram show that the LePage administration paid anywhere from $362 to more than $1,100 a night for rooms at the luxury hotel during trips to meet with President Trump or his inner circle, attend White House events or talk to members of Congress.
Receipts from those dozen trips also show the Republican governor or his administration spending hundreds of dollars on filet mignon or other expensive menu items at the restaurant in the Trump hotel.
All that grifting and Trump STILL didn’t give him a job. Hit the link for more corruption.
— Portland Press Herald (@PressHerald) February 17, 2019
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 17, 2019
— Colin Woodard (@WoodardColin) February 17, 2019
One of the rooms LePage stayed in cost $1,129 per night. Some of the costs were so high that a worker in the comptroller’s office raised questions about them. https://t.co/KHfvnR8EBL
— Steve Greenlee (@SteveGreenlee) February 17, 2019
He campaigned as a penny pincher. But Maine’s just-departed governor spent taxpayer money lavishly at #Trump hotels, including a $1,128-a-night stay while in DC to talk about the … Affordable Care Act https://t.co/mK77PZkkMr h/t @SteveGreenlee #emoluments
— David Beard (@dabeard) February 17, 2019