Trump in Palm Beach: Conservative group wants to see travel costs

Donald Trump tweeted this picture of himself at Mar-a-Lago working on his inaugural speech. He returns to Palm Beach today for the first time as president.

Donald Trump tweeted this picture of himself at Mar-a-Lago working on his inaugural speech. He returns to Palm Beach today for the first time as president.

With President Donald Trump set to embark on his first trip to Palm Beach as president, the conservative group Judicial Watch says it will make a Freedom Of Information Act request Monday for a full accounting of how much the trip costs taxpayers.

 

The group pointed to a Politico article that says the General Accounting Office found that a four-day jaunt by President Barack Obama in 2013 cost taxpayers $3.6 million.

 

Judicial Watch is a conservative group that first made a name for itself challenging former President Bill Clinton‘s administration. It was also behind a lawsuit — ultimately dismissed — that accused Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, of sexual harassment. But Judicial Watch has also gone after some Republican targets, including former Vice President Dick Cheney.

 

“We’re equal opportunity offenders, but we come at it from a constitutionally conservative, rule-of-law perspective,” said Judicial Watch spokeswoman Jill Farrell.

 

 

 

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