Travelgate: Holder’s Extravagant Flight Expenses Revealed; $100k to Martha’s Vineyard
Unreal. Here are cuts to make instead of the stupid ones we have been making.
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Attorney General Eric Holder has been caught spending more than $4 million of taxpayer cash on extravagant travel over the past four years, according to documents uncovered by watchdog group Judicial Watch.
In total, Holder accrued $4,263,704.01 in travel expenses between March 27, 2009, and August 24, 2012, including $697,525.20 in personal travel expenses paid for by U.S. taxpayers. Holder took a total of 213 trips out of Washington, D.C., in that timeframe, including 31 personal trips for which he used taxpayer money to pay for at least part of the trip.
Some of the personal trips he used taxpayer money for include two trips to Martha’s Vineyard with a flight-only cost of $95,184.50 and eight trips to Farmingdale, New York, with a flight-only cost of $118,553.71. On Sept. 9, 2010, he took a taxpayer-subsidized one-day “jaunt,” as Judicial Watch described it, to Atlantic City, New Jersey, with a flight-only cost of $7,408.