Stunning final tab for Obama family vacations released $114.7 M
The total for Obama travel is $9.03 million for this production of documents. Added to the previously released costs, the known total for travel expenses for the Obamas now stands at $114.7 million.
The total for President Trump's travels in this batch of records is $2.8 million. Added to the previously released costs, the known travel costs are now $10.4 million during his 10 months in office.
Judicial Watch obtained new Obama travel records from the Secret Service as the result of a May 2017 FOIA lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, No. 1:17-cv-01007).
Judicial Watch's lawsuit produced the following travel records showing a total of $9,028,346.90 for Obama travel:
A pair of Obama family vacations the weekend of Feb. 14, 2014, cost the Secret Service $272,192.91:
Michelle Obama's annual trip to Aspen with her daughters where she shut down the airport for an hour cost $6,970 in air/rail, $5,614.99 in car rentals and $76,078.30 in hotels for a total of $88,663.29
President Obama's annual golfing trip to Palm Springs included a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II and cost $10,951 in air/rail, $10,166.79 in car rentals and $162,411.80 in hotels for a total of $183,529.62
Michelle Obama made two North Carolina trips in 2016 to campaign for Hillary Clinton. Air Force expenses total $40,902.40. In both trips, she took a C-40C military jet operating at $5,312 per hour.
Michelle Obama flew to Charlottesville then to Raleigh on Oct. 4 for 2.1 hours at a total of $11,155.20
Michelle Obama flew roundtrip to Belville and then Salem on Oct. 26 and 27 for a total of 5.6 hours at $29,747.20.
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