Judicial Watch: Total Obama Travel Costs So Far, $106 Million

By Michael W. Chapman | September 15, 2017 | 3:38pm EDT

Then-President Barack Obama and

first lady Michelle Obama boarding

Air Force One. (YouTube) 

(CNSNews.com) -- Based on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit gainst the Department of Homeland Security, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch was able to obtain further travel records from the Secret Service, showing trip costs of $3.7 million that, combined with earlier travel records, reveal that travel expenses for President Barack Obama and his family have cost taxpayers, to date, $105,662,975.27. Travel costs for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, to date, equal $7,560,425.01.

The latest batch of FOIA documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the follow:

Michelle Obama's trip to Morocco, total $244,218.01

Michaelle Obama's trip to Liberia, total $107,890

Michelle Obama's trip to Spain, total $166,062.48

President Obama's November 2016 appearance at a Clinton campaign rally in Orlando, total $271,467.71

President Obama's October 2016 trip to Los Angeles, total $195,855

Michelle Obama's October 2016 trip to a Clinton campaign rally in North Carolina, total  $26,502

Obama family trip in August 2016 to Martha's Vineyard, total $2,684,271.36

Barack Obama on the beach in Hawaii. (Whudat.com) 

Obama family Christmas in Honolulu, total $1,862,230.74

Combine those costs with previously released costs and the total, so far, is $105,662,975.27

“It is troubling to see such massive amounts of money paid out for trips that appear to have minimal value to the public interest,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “And it is frustrating to have to file multiple FOIA lawsuits and engage in long-running court battles to get basic information about the costs of presidential travel.”

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