Weekly recap: LePage, Pence bros., energy industry spend big

Welcome to 1100 Pennsylvania, a newsletter devoted to President Donald Trump’s Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. (and his other companies). President Trump, of course, still owns his businesses and can profit from them.

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On Saturdays, we recap the week’s top stories; select the day to go to that issue.

Monday

  • LePage and staff spent at least $22,000 of Maine taxpayers’ money at U.S. president’s hotel

  • Inaugural committee’s financial records subpoenaed by New Jersey attorney general

  • Group lobbying for increase in visas that benefit Trump Org spotted again at Trump Hotel D.C.

Tuesday

  • LePage attacked press, pled ignorance, took some blame after being caught spending $22,000 of Maine’s money at the president’s hotel

  • Lobbyist happy hour celebrates one year of monthly meetups

  • The campaign for Rep. Greg Pence (R–IN) spent another $6,511.53 at the Trump Hotel D.C. in December 2018 for a reception and lodging. The vice president’s younger brother’s campaign has now spent $30,555.88 at the president’s D.C. hotel.

Wednesday

  • Energy industry patronage drying up?

Thursday

  • Pence’s PAC has spent more than $160,000 at his boss’s hotel

  • House Oversight Committee likely to ask Cohen about hotel

  • Report: Hotel wanted $3.6 million for inauguration

  • Hotel customer top contender for U.N. ambassador

Friday

  • QAnon reaches Mar-a-Lago’s kitchen

  • Skullduggery podcast looks at Trump’s D.C. hotel (with me)

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