Mark Meadows took nearly $40,000 in expense-paid trips year before he became Trump chief of staff - 2020-07-28
Meadows, who was chairman of the fiscally conservative House Freedom Caucus, and his wife, Debra, took expense-paid business trips last year to the Czech Republic, Australia and Palm Beach, Florida, according to his latest financial disclosure report. The document was recently filed to the Office of Government Ethics.
The form says these trips were related to Meadows' duties as a member of Congress. Meadows, who was an ardent Trump defender in Congress, became the White House chief of staff in March of this year.