AUGUSTA, Maine – Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show that the former Republican state governor and his staff spent at least $ 22,000 in public funds at a hotel owned by President Donald Trump's family.
The Portland Press Herald announced Sunday that former governor Paul LePage and his staff had purchased more than 40 rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, over a two-year period. The newspaper reports that the documents it obtained show that the administration paid between $ 362 and $ 1,100 per night for the rooms of a luxury hotel while in California to meet Trump or conduct other business.
Former LePage Press Secretary, Julie Rabinowitz, said it was unlikely that the ex-governor would discuss travel receipts because he could be dismissed as a result of the trip. a trial for federal emoluments. LePage was cited in the lawsuit in 2017.