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LePage says he wasn’t aware of high rate paid at Trump hotel

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Then-Gov. Paul LePage delivers his final State of the State address before a joint session of the Maine Legislature in Augusta, Feb. 13, 2018.

Former Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he was not aware of his administration spending more than $1,100 a night during a stay at a Trump hotel.

[LePage likely to be subpoenaed in lawsuit seeking records from Trump Organization]

LePage on Monday responded to a Portland Press Herald report that he and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money for more than 40 rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., over a two-year period. The paper reported that documents it obtained show the administration paid from $362 to more than $1,100 a night for rooms at the hotel when in D.C. to meet with President Donald Trump or conduct other business.

[LePage spent at least $22K in public funds at Trump hotel]

LePage told WGAN-AM he would’ve questioned the high rate. He said if that was paid, “Shame on me, because I wasn’t aware of it.”

 



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