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JW Releases Records Detailing Government Funds Expended on First Daughter Malia Obama’s Trip to Mexico

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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released records detailing the government funds expended on First Daughter Malia Obama’s March 2012 Spring Break vacation to Mexico. According to the records, obtained from the U.S. Secret Service as a result of a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on September 20, 2012, the total cost of the trip amounted to $115,500.87 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Secret Service (No. 12-cv-01562)).

The following is a breakdown of the costs as detailed in the documents:

Ground transportation: $23,964.81

Lodging: $21,682.92

Airfare: $47,767.34

“Vouchers”: $21,636.14 (not itemized)

Support Charges: $449.66 (travel for one from Mexico City to Oaxaca, not itemized)

Malia Obama’s spring break trip evoked controversy after the Obama White House reportedly ordered the removal of press reports detailing the trip. On March 19,2012, numerous online press outlets reported that the president’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, was on a Spring Break trip to Mexico accompanied by 25 U.S. Secret Service Agents and as many as 12 of her friends. However, shortly after the press reports surfaced they were quickly removed from the Internet. The trip took place shortly after the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a statement advising students on Spring Break “to avoid Mexico.”

 

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  1. thirdtwin

    December 7th, 2012

    JW had better be ready, because the Obama family just got a mandate to spend our money like drunken sailors, and this time, there’s no need for restraint. Michelle might feel the need to appear frugal as she ramps up her Senate campaign, but I don’t think she’ll be able to control herself.

    Prediction: Spending on the Obama family will be double what it was in his first term.

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  2. Ten Megaton

    December 7th, 2012

    The top 2% wage earners better pony up their “fair share”.

    That’s OK cause….
    I got me a phome!

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  3. Cat Whisperer

    December 7th, 2012

    Actually the Spring Break trip to Mexico didn’t cost the taxpayers very much because Malia just tagged along with a Fast and Furious gun shipment.

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  4. Gina

    December 7th, 2012

    The #1 Welfare recipients are sitting in the White House.

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  5. Diann

    December 7th, 2012

    This is what happens when classes people can get their hands on oodles of money.

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  6. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 7th, 2012

    I’m afraid Judicial Watch is going to have to change their slogan:

    “Because no one is above the Law!*
    (*except the Obummers)

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  7. Jozan

    December 7th, 2012

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, who the eff let’s a 13yr old go to “Spring Break” in Mexico? What the hell is that?

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  8. Sarge

    December 7th, 2012

    How much was spent by those 25 secret service agents on hookers?

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  9. Nutjob

    December 7th, 2012

    Mr transparency didn’t want the trip to be known because of security concerns.
    He didn’t want it to be known because of the cost, while the country is in a death spiral.

    Nero fiddles while Rome burns.

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  10. MacGyver

    December 7th, 2012

    The reason the story is news worthy is: It highlights the “frequent” bad judgement of a man we elected president.

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  11. Houston

    December 7th, 2012

    @thirdtwin

    That is the scariest thing I have read all month.

    Senator Michelle Obama. #BARF

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