Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images
The Department of State is investigating whether some officials of the previous administration they took expensive gifts of the Trump brand that were intended for foreign dignitaries.
NBC News realized that the Office of the Inspector General is analyzing whether the designees of the former President Donald Trump the objects in question were removed in January, funded by taxpayers, of the State Department Gift Vault, to take them home, the media cites an official with knowledge about it and who added that the objects that no longer appeared have a “significant” dollar value.
The first journalistic investigation on the subject indicated that among the missing articles were some gift bags that were for foreign leaders of the Group of Seven, and would be given at a 2020 summit that the pandemic prevented from performing.
Those present included metal trays, leather briefcases, marble boxes with the seal of the presidency or the signatures of Melania and Donald Trump, as well as at least a bottle of whiskey valued at $ 5,800 that it was a gift that they gave to Mike Pompeo and of which no more was known.
A state official, whose name is not disclosed by NBC, assured that “where are the unaccounted for gifts and the circumstances that led to their disappearance” is being investigated. The State Department’s protocol office is required to record gifts and inventory them.
ANDThis also interests you:
– Donald Trump lost millions of dollars in a hotel while he was president and had to ask for help
– Biden rejects Trump’s request to withhold White House documents on Capitol assault
– Trump asked the Justice Department nine times to undermine election results