Donald Trump Jr.’s Mongolia Hunting Trip Cost Taxpayers $77,000

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Donald Trump Jr.’s trip last summer to Mongolia to kill an endangered sheep cost American taxpayers nearly $77,000 in Secret Service costs alone, watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington reported Monday.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) found “no basis” to investigate Donald Trump Jr.’s hunting trip to Mongolia after receiving a complaint from a nonprofit organization focused on protecting endangered species, The Hill reported.

The Secret Service provided documents in March revealing that the agency’s cost for Trump’s trip to bag a rare argali sheep was more than $17,000. But after additional Freedom of Information Act requests, officials turned over other documents that disclosed an additional $60,000 in spending. 

Trump Jr.’s eight-day trip was highly controversial, not only for the killing of the sheep, but because of his secretive meeting with Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga. Trump appeared to have hunted with a major Republican donor, ProPublica reported.

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