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Michelle Obama Sticks Taxpayers for 500K Vacation

April 29, 2012
Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch

It took a couple of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and a lawsuit, but Judicial Watch finally obtained records from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing costs associated with Michelle Obama’s controversial August 2010 vacation to Spain.

And how much did you and I have to pay so Mrs. Obama and her family and friends could enjoy a luxury vacation? According to a Judicial Watch analysis, the records indicate a total combined cost of at least $467,585.

As I say, we obtained the Secret Service records pursuant to an August 2010 Freedom of Information Act request (although the agency notified Judicial Watch that it withheld 78 pages of responsive records in their entirety). We were forced to file a lawsuit on March 5, 2012 to force the release of the U.S. Air Force records.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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