Doolittle then flew from Seoul to Kuala Lumpur, for a five-day visit to Malaysia along with Reps. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), paid for by the United States-Malaysia Exchange Association, another group with ties to Buckham and the ASG.
The trip to Korea cost a total of $13,900, and the total for Malaysia was $15,400. That trip came just two weeks before media reports questioned the propriety of KORUSEC paying for the trips, since it was registered at the time as a foreign agent with the Justice Department.
Later in 2005, Courtney Doolittle came along with her father on another privately funded trip, this one to Israel and financed by the American Israel Education Foundation. Total cost for the one-week trip: $16,788.
In addition to the $8,100 in airfare for the two Doolittles, they rang up more than $5,000 in lodging expenses, according to travel records with the House Clerk.
They also charged the foundation about $2,500 for unspecified “security costs, guides, tips, entrance fees,” the forms show.