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Mongolian Ambassador Visited Mar-A-Lago Before Retroactively Granting Trump Jr. Rare Hunting Permit: Report

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Mongolian Ambassador Visited Mar-A-Lago Before Retroactively Granting Trump Jr. Rare Hunting Permit: Report




The ambassador of Mongolia and foreign minister visited Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., resort, months before retroactively granting the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., a rare hunting permit, The Palm Beach Post reported.

Mongolian Ambassador Yondon Otgonbayar and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tsgot Damdin visited Mar-a-Lago at the same time the president’s son was celebrating Easter with his family in April. The officials are pictured in a River School of Government Instagram post at the resort.

The Post reports that it is unclear whether Trump Jr. met with the Mongolian officials during their visit or if he discussed his upcoming August hunting trip.



The Instagram post indicates that the officials met with leaders from the River School of Government while the Christian school planned a trip to Mongolia.

Four months later, Trump Jr. reportedly shot and killed an endangered sheep in Mongolia. Trump Jr. received the permit on Sept. 2, after he left the region following the hunt, according to ProPublica′s report.

Hunting of the rare argali sheep, which is listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, is managed by the Mongolian government, which issued only 86 permits during this year’s hunting season, according to ProPublica.




Trump Jr. described the trip, which he won at an auction before his father announced his candidacy, as a “purely personal expedition.” The president’s son also met with the Mongolian president while visiting.





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