Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking her, explained how the late financier's close associate Ghislaine Maxwell coerced her into having sex with Prince Andrew of Britain.
Cats Pajamas: "I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders..." No, you thought you had a great way to help your resort stop hemorrhaging money because bookings are way down. Even if we were to believe you that things were being done "at cost", it's still a boost to help cover fixed costs of operation. And, of course, there's always things you gain that don't appear on the balance sheet, like improving your brand image, or using this as a marketing opportunity to get repeat business from the diplomats who stay there, etc. But, most importantly, any government employee knows it's completely unethical to arbitrarily grant contracts to your own personal businesses regardless of your motive - it's the very definition of "corruption". If it's such a "great deal", then simply pass on the facts to an objective 3rd party to handle awarding the contract and let the chips fall where they may. It's actually bad enough that you have "insider" knowledge of what selling points are likely to look most favorable to those who are deciding and can pass that on to your company when they're putting together their proposal, or that even with an independent 3rd party it will LOOK like the award was rigged. Sometimes even THAT is enough to disqualify YOUR company from bidding entirely, depending on the nature or scope of the contract. Given how significant this event is, this would certainly be one of those times. It's not as if there aren't dozens of other venues that would be more than adequate.