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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 02:30 AM

'Pay-for-access to Trump club': Mar-a-Lago faces renewed ethics concerns

'Pay-for-access to Trump club': Mar-a-Lago faces renewed ethics concerns
Richard Luscombe in Palm Beach
Sat 16 Mar 2019 01.00 EDT

At Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trumpís waterfront winter retreat, an end-of-term air hangs over the expansive verandas and perfectly manicured lawns. In barely a monthís time, following the traditional season-closing Easter Sunday brunch gala, the private membersí club will be scrubbed and shuttered for the summer, its wealthy clientele dispersing to residences in the Hamptons or boarding their mega-yachts to cruise the Mediterranean.

With the winding down of the annual Palm Beach social circuit comes the end of another season of controversy, scandal and ethics concerns that swirl around the exclusive resort, which drips with gold-leafed opulence and where a $200,000 ďinitiation feeĒ appears to cover the privilege of bending the presidentís ear.

This yearís cast of notable characters includes the Chinese former owner of a massage parlour snared in a high-profile prostitution sting, a Russian investor wanted in his home country for tax fraud and a cosmetic dentist who influenced Trumpís thinking on veteransí care by writing policy advice on a cocktail napkin.

Add to the mix last summerís confirmation as ambassador to the Dominican Republic of Trumpís longtime friend and former insurance agent Robin Bernstein, a Mar-a-Lago founding member, and renewed concerns by ethics experts over the ease of access to and influence over Trump when he visits his resort are easy to understand.


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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 10:43 AM

1. Merde-A-Lago, Mar-A-Lardo, Lard-A-Gogo, whatever you call it, Trump's cronies are all going to


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