*Contractor That Holds Migrant Children Scraps Plans for 🎄 Holiday Party at Trump 🏌️ Golf Club*
The invitations were out and RSVPs were due. But Caliburn International, a corporation with billions of dollars in government contracts, has scrapped plans to host a holiday party at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, according to a company email sent Monday after CBS News first reported on the plans.
The party at the Trump club had been scheduled for December 6, according to an invitation obtained by CBS News. An internal email was sent Monday afternoon announcing the change of venue to employees, and the company later confirmed the move in a statement to CBS News.
The decision by a government contractor to hold a party at a Trump property raised ethical questions that were unprecedented before Donald Trump’s presidency,
CBS News reported in May that former White House chief of staff John Kelly had joined Caliburn’s board of directors. The report prompted calls for investigation of Kelly’s role with the company.
Caliburn was formed in 2018 after an investment firm that Kelly had previously worked for bought Comprehensive Health Services, which operated one facility for migrant children in Homestead, Florida, and merged it together with three other companies focused on government contracting: Sallyport Global, Janus Global, and Project Time & Cost.