(CNS News) – The Obama administration spent more than $467,000 on travel expenses when it sent Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, and other administration officials to Copenhagen into 2009 to lobbying the International Olympic Committee to award the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.

The administration officials traveled to Copenhagen over the period of Sept. 21 to Oct. 3, 2009–with Obama himself making a brief trip there at the end of that period.

“Expenses for the two-week trip appear to have far exceeded $467,175 in light of the fact that costs associated with the aircrafts-two Boeing 747s and several Air Force cargo planes–have not been made available,” stated Judicial Watch (JW) in a press release today about the Department of Defense expense records it obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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