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Tom Fitton: Obama Fundraising on Taxpayer Dime, 'Tip of Iceberg'

By    |   Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 03:08 PM

The revelation that the Obama administration spent $1.2 million on two of President Barack Obama's fundraising trips is only the "tip of the iceberg," says Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.

"The numbers for Denver — it costs money obviously for the Air Force to operate Air Force One — are $695,000, just to get him back and forth to Denver, $463,000 to go up and down to New York," Fitton told J.D. Hayworth and Morgan Thompson on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Thursday.

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"This is all mostly fundraising," he explained. "I'm sure they pretend to have an official component."

However, the Judicial Watch president says that the $1.2 million "doesn't cover all the costs of those trips — it doesn't cover Secret Service costs . . . the Defense Department has additional costs . . . as a support to the commander-in-chief traveling around."

"This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the costs," he added.

"Drinking beer as the world is collapsing is one thing, but doing it at a cost of at least $700,000 to taxpayers, that's one pricey glass of beer he had," Fitton said.

However, Obama is not alone, he explained.

"This is a racket that other presidents have engaged in," he said.

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The revelation that the Obama administration spent $1.2 million on two of President Barack Obama's fundraising trips is only the "tip of the iceberg," says Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.
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