Judicial Watch has been forced to sue the U.S. Air Force for the expense records of Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain. Why would the Air Force not want to release the records? Why should it mean anything to them? They are told what air craft to have available, when and where, and how many to make provisions for. The answer can only be that the White House has refused to allow them to give up the documents available to the public through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
We asked for the documents last year (in August) but the Obama administration hasn’t bothered to produce one document. As a result, we were forced to file a lawsuit on March 5, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Air Force.
Specifically, we’re after the following records pursuant to our August 25, 2011, FOIA request:
I. All records concerning mission taskings of First Lady Michelle Obama’s August 2010 trip to Spain;
II. All records concerning transportation costs for Mrs. Obama’s August 2010 trip to Spain; and
III. All passenger manifests (DD-2131) for Mrs. Obama’s August 2010 trip to Spain.
Per usual, we’re getting the runaround.
The U.S. Air Force acknowledged receiving Judicial Watch’s request on August 30, 2011, and was required by law to respond by October 13, 2011, at the latest. However, at the time of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, the Air Force has neither released responsive documents nor indicated why these documents should be withheld. The Air Force has also failed to indicate when a response will be forthcoming.
Click the link above to Breitbart for the details.