Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Totals Nearly $100 Million

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Judicial WatchWashington, DC-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch announced that it obtained records from the Secret Service and the Air Force in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that show Obama family travel cost taxpayers a grand total of $99,714,527.82.

The new Obama White House era travel records show:

  • The March 2014 trip to Key Largo during Spring Break – where the First Family stayed at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club – cost the Secret Service $247,827.50: $182,120.33 for hotels and $65,707.17 in travel expenses. The total cost of that trip with previously released $885,683 in flight costs from the Air Force is $1,133,510.50.
  • Other documents show that Michelle Obama’s February 2015 Aspen vacation cost the Secret Service a total of $64,807.41: $47,109.28 for hotels, $3,559.43 in rental cars and $14,138.70 in other travel expenses. The total cost of the trip with $57,068.80 in flight costs from previously released Air Force records is $121,876.21.
  • Judicial Watch released documents from the Air Force concerning the 2016-2017 Obama family Christmas trip to Honolulu showing 17.9 hours flying at $142,380 per hour, bringing the total flight cost to $2,548,602.

Judicial Watch also announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Secret Service records associated with President Obama’s movements, schedule and activities since his departure from the White House. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (No. 1:17-cv-00928))

The suit was filed after the Secret Service failed to respond to a March 24, 2017, FOIA request seeking:

All records of former President Barack Obama’s movements, schedule, activities, and/or meeting for January 21, 2017 through March 21, 2017. Such records include, but are not limited to, U.S. Secret Service schedules and activity reports.

Although Obama is no longer in office, he continues to receive Secret Service protection at taxpayer expense. In January, the Obama family traveled to Palm Springs, CA. The former president also spent a few weeks in French Polynesia.

“For eight long years, the Obamas spent our tax dollars for a lavish jet-setting lifestyle,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Many in the media would only focus on President Trump’s travel, but Barack Obama continues to cost taxpayers with his luxury travel and we aim to get the facts.”

Judicial Watch is actively tracking the travel expenses of President Trump. On May 4, Judicial Watch released records from the Department of the Air Force in response to FOIA requests that show President Trump’s flights to Mar-a-Lago for two weekends (in February and March) cost $1,281,420.00.

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April Schulte
April Schulte
3 years ago

The Obamas should be stripped of their pensions! Their cheating and lying and just all around bad behavior, they should get NOTHING! They should also be stripped of their secret service detail.

circle8
circle8
4 years ago

He should travel coach without security since no one would want to harm something that does not have any value and provides no useful purpose. He is a true PNUF (provides no useful purpose)

ArmyMP NamVet
ArmyMP NamVet
4 years ago

Brenda Smith, they have been from day 1 and continue to do so!

Rkn
Rkn
4 years ago

I think they are also going to be joining a couple of the Dugger kids and need donations so the Duggers can take their private jet to South America to do PR crap….

brenda smith
brenda smith
4 years ago

what did anyone expect from the Obama’s. How much did taxpayers pay for Michelle’ mother to live in white house including her share of food, electricity, full expenses, secret service, hotels, flights etc. No taxpayer agreed to pay for her expenses. I assume the Obama’s are going to pay back the taxpayers in full for expenses or is this a joke. Do they think they are entitled to basically steal from us.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
4 years ago
Reply to  brenda smith

Yes, they do and will always believe that way. Why not since no one in the mainstream media will call them out on it?