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Report: $1,000 Tab From Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Sent to White House for Aides Who Served Themselves at Bar

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Published on May 1, 2019 - Duration: 01:22s

Report: $1,000 Tab From Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Sent to White House for Aides Who Served Themselves at Bar

President Trump’s own resort in Mar-a-Lago charged the White House over $1,000 for a tab after former aides helped themselves to drinks at a bar.

Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.

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Report: $1,000 Tab From Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Sent to White House for Aides Who Served Themselves at Bar

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort has billed the White House for a bar tab that exceeds $1,000.????An investigation by ProPublica revealed that during a 2017 visit to the Palm Beach, Florida resort…????...from Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump…????...a group that included two former White House officials later met for drinks and ran up a tab.????ProPublica reports that then-deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin…????...and then-chief strategist Steve Bannon met for drinks at a bar on the Mar-a-Lago grounds…????...before Secret Service agents eventually asked the bartender to leave so they could meet in private.????After the bar meeting, the Trump Organization later billed the White House for 54 drinks that the group helped themselves to…????...which included top shelf tequila, bourbon and vodka.????The receipt published by ProPublica shows that resort charged over $800 for drinks…????...added a service charge of $167 and subtracted $70 in sales tax to bring the final total to $1,005.60????When asked by ProPublica about the meeting at the bar, Hagin didn’t respond to the request to comment…????...and Steve Bannon said he did not remember drinking at Mar-a-Lago.????In an email obtained by the investigative outfit, Brooke Watson the resorts catering director said she was told Hagin and Bannon were part of the group.????The Hill reached out to the White House for a comment on if the two former aides were asked to reimburse the taxpayers and pay for the tab.

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