In the letter, Cummings demands a subpoena, saying, “If you do not issue a subpoena at this point, it will be obvious to the White House and the American people that the Committee has no intention of serving as a true check on the Executive Branch.”
According to documents the Committee has reviewed, Conway accompanied Price on at least four trips. On May 9, 2017, the two reportedly traveled from Washington D.C. to Lansing, Michigan, to Charleston, West Virginia, and back to Washington, D.C. On May 10, 2017, the two traveled from D.C. to Augusta, Maine, to Concord, New Hampshire, and back to Washington.
“The total cost of these flights on May 9 and 10 for all passengers was $44,531.45. Several staff to Ms. Conway were listed as accompanying her,” Cummings says.
In a $14,569.90 day trip, Price and Conway also reportedly traveled from Washington D.C. to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and back to Washington, on July 6, 2017. Another round trip in September from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia was noted in the documents, according to the letter, but the cost wasn’t reported.
According to the letter, Price has paid back a small amount of what he reportedly owes taxpayers.
“The Department of the Treasury has confirmed that it received three checks from Mr. Price totaling nearly $60,000 to reimburse the American taxpayers for his portion of expenses on these trips,” the letter says.
Will Conway be forced to payback her portion too? Or perhaps the bigger question is, why are White House officials trying to protect her, when Price didn’t receive the same treatment?