That's A Lot of Frequent Flier Miles!

Posted: Aug 05, 2013 10:00 PM

According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, between March of '09 and August of '12, Attorney General Eric Holder racked up more than $4 million in travel expenses -- which were covered by American taxpayers.  In fact, travel expenses for several personal trips were included, as the AG generally travels via a government-owned Gulfstream V jet.

The Justice Department was billed more than $113,000 in travel expenses for four trips Holder made to speak to liberal groups (including Al Sharpton's). 

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's travel expenses exceeded $4 million for 213 separate trips during President Obama's first term in office, according to documents obtained through the Freedom Of Information Act.

The expenses, incurred between March 2009 and August 2012, were all borne by taxpayers - including those covering several personal trips (including a jaunt to Martha's Vineyard). Holder generally travels on a government-owned Gulfstream V jet, whose retail cost is more than $53.5 million. The U.S. government owns at least five such aircraft.

As the UK Daily Mail notes, Holder's first taxpayer-funded trip was in April 2009 -- where he told US and Mexican law enforcement in Mexico that he was "committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner."

Project Gunrunner, of course, was the precursor to the infamous Fast and Furious gunrunning debacle that resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and others.  Note that Holder claimed to have no knowledge of the program.

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