BREAKING: Queen Michelle Has Just Announced Another MASSIVE European Summer Vacation
Talk about a “gaming the system”, Michelle Obama is off again on yet another multimillion dollar vacation, this time a Summer European Tour with Daughters. This isn't the first time Obama and her daughters have visited Europe together. They also took a family trip to Northern Ireland in 2013 and in 2010 the First Lady took Sasha on a vacation to Spain's southern Mediterranean coast.
The First Lady's mother, Marian Robinson, will accompany the Obama women on an upcoming trip to London, Milan and Vicenza, Italy, from June 15 to June 21, according to a press release from the Office of the First Lady Thursday.
Michelle Obama to travel to London, Milan, Vicenza and Venice later this month, taking her mother and two daughters, White House says.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) June 4, 2015
However attorneys at Judicial Watch have had enough! They filed a lawsuit that is making its way through the courts after it was initially filed a few years ago. They’re going to find out just how much Michelle’s extravagant vacations cost, where she may have shopped with her taxpayer-funded credit card. But the Obamas are refusing to release records!
“The Obamas are abusing the public trust and the taxpayers with unnecessary luxurious vacations and travel," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in releasing those details of flight charges to Martha's Vineyard and Hawaii. "These staggering costs show why these documents were covered up and we had to sue in federal court to get them. Another transparency fail for the Obama gang."
Taxpayers pick up most of the cost of transporting the first lady and her extensive entourage, including Secret Service and her staff, to her various destinations. While she may in some cases pay some of the tab for her personal expenses and travel, the amount is dwarfed by the overall cost to the public.
However Costs are hard to pin down, and most come as a result of Freedom of Information Act suits from taxpayer watchdog Judicial Watch which pegged the Obama-Biden vacation tab at $40 one year. That was before first lady and daughters took spring break in China, and the first family's annual summer vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Christmas in Hawaii.