Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Obama Attendance at Paris Climate Change Conference Cost Taxpayers $4,165,068.40

Via Cousin John

Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of the Air Force detailing the costs of Obama’s trip to attend the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference.  Secret Service charges for Obama and his staff to attend the Conference cost taxpayers $1,324,171.60.  Flight expenses cost $2,840,896.80, bringing the total expenditure for the conference to at least $4,165,068.40.  To date, Obama’s known travel expenses total $83,795,502.33.

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for these documents on January 6, 2016.  The records were released in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2016, (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:16-cv-00863)).

The Secret Service expense report is as follows:

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