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US Air Force being sued for First Lady's travel record

March 7, 2012 - Washington

The US Air Force is being sued by a conservative legal group for access to Michelle Obama's travel records from a 2010 vacation to Spain.

Judicial Watch filed the suit on Tuesday in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for access to all records pertaining to an August 2010 vacation taken by the first lady and her daughters, including cost estimates and passenger manifests.

"Evidently, American taxpayers were stuck with a sizable bill so Mrs Obama could tour around Spain with her family and friends," the Politico quoted Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton as saying in a statement.

"This administration, as a supposed steward of taxpayer dollars, has an obligation to disclose the full costs of the Obama family's luxury trip," Fitton said.

The White House has insisted that the Spanish vacation was paid for by the Obama family, but taxpayers generally pick up the tab for security and other assorted costs.


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