Two Senate Democrats wrote a letter to President Trump, urging him to take four steps to "dispel any notion that Mar-a-Lago is a private refuge for pay-to-play politics," according to reports.
Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., sent the letter Friday, asking, Trump divulge, among other things, the private club's membership list so the country can see which well-heeled members of society get access to the president at his "Winter White House."
The senators' full request:
- "Make public the Mar-a-Lago membership list."
- "Make public the names of members and other visitors to Mar-a-Lago who are there when you are in residence."
- "Explain what you are doing to screen Mar-a-Lago members to ensure none present security risks to you."
- "Explain what you are doing to screen Mar-a-Lago members to determine whether any have ties to foreign governments or other entities that seek to influence you or United States policy."
The membership fee reportedly doubled to $200K after Trump became president.
"Instead of draining the swamp, it appears you're bringing Washington right to the swamps at Mar-a-Lago," the senators wrote.
Trump is scheduled to spend the weekend at the club in Palm Beach, Fla., his first trip there as president.
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