Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the Air Force for records detailing the cost of Michelle Obamas lavish 2010 trip to Spain.
According to Right Side News, the conservative group has been trying to obtain the records for quite some time, but the Obama administration has been stonewalling them. Judicial Watch had previously sued to obtain records of Michelle’s 2011 trip to Africa, but that one was at least somewhat business-related.
The same cannot be said for her trip to Spain. This trip was purely personal, and was taken on the dime of American taxpayers.
The Obamas have done their best to shroud this vacation in mystery. All we know is that in August of 2010, Michelle and one of her daughters jetted off on a “whirlwind tour of Spain,” where they travelled through coastal towns and had lunch with the king and queen. Accompanying Michelle and her daughter were “two friends and four of their daughters, as well as a couple of aides and a couple of advance staff members.”
The White House claims the Obamas “paid their own way” on the trip, but if this were the case, why wouldn’t they release the records? At the very least, taxpayers paid for Michelle’s security, and that would have been quite costly.
It remains to be seen whether this lawsuit will impact the Obamas in any way.