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How much did taxpayers spend on Obama daughter's vacation in Mexico?

The government watchdog organization Judicial Watch has filed suit demanding the Obama Administration reveal Secret Service costs for President Obama's daughter's 2012 vacation in Mexico. She and her entourage took the trip at a time when the Texas Department of Public Safety was warning students against travel to Mexico.

The Obama Administration apparently ordered the removal of all press reports on the trip.

According to the Judicial Watch announcement:

Judicial Watch Sues U.S. Secret Service for Records Detailing Security Costs for Obama Daughter's Spring Break Trip to Mexico

Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on September 20, 2012, against the United States Secret Service to obtain records detailing any government funds expended on First Daughter Malia Obama's March 2012 Spring Break vacation to Mexico. On March 19, 2012, the Obama White House reportedly ordered the removal of press reports detailing the trip, including news that Malia Obama was accompanied by 25 U.S. Secret Service Agents...

According to a U.S. Postal Service record, the Secret Service received Judicial Watch's request on April 6, 2012. By law, the Secret Service was required to respond to the FOIA request by May 4, 2012. However, to date, the agency has failed to release the requested records, details why the records must be withheld, or indicate when a response will be forthcoming.

On Monday, March 19, numerous online press outlets reported that the President's 13-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, was on a Spring Break trip to Mexico accompanied by 25 U.S. Secret Service Agents and as many as 12 of her friends. However, shortly after the press reports surfaced, they were quickly removed from the Internet...

"Contrary to federal law, the Obama administration has simply ignored this basic FOIA request. I have little doubt that this stonewall is because of the embarrassment of the security costs for the Spring Break trip of the Obamas' daughter," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Read Judicial Watch v. U.S. Secret Service (No. 1:12-cv-01562).

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