Hillary Clinton Used Political Clout To Avoid ‘Burden’ Of Commercial Flight

Lots of people dread the thought of flying on commercial airlines. Most don’t have the resources to find a more desirable alternative.

While serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was one of those who didn’t want to fly commercially. But as a high-ranking government official, she figured she did have an alternative — hitch a ride with the United States Air Force.

The New York Post reported Wednesday on a recently released email from May 4, 2009, showing an exchange between Hillary Clinton and her top aide, Huma Abedin. The information being released is part of ongoing lawsuit that was filed against the State Department by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act.

“Do you think we could get a plane for Westchester flight back tonight?” Clinton wrote in the email, making reference to the airport located north of New York City.

“It’s going to rain all day and I still don’t feel great so the idea of playing a guessing game w the shuttle is really burdensome to me. What do you think? Could be anytime that works for the Air Force,” she added.

Abedin replied back sometime later, saying, “Yes of course. Looking into it. Around what time do u think?”

“Six or 7–does that work?” Clinton asked.

The email doesn’t reveal if she actually got the Air Force to take her or if she was forced to commute on the hourly commercial planes that fly between New York and Washington.

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This information will obviously draw criticism from people who believe that the Air Force should only be transporting the president and vice president.

The Washington Free Beacon has previously reported on Clinton’s excessive use of personal jets.

Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights during her tenure as a New York senator. The flights, which were funded by taxpayers, ran up costs of $225,756. This figure topped $527,000 with the inclusion of her staff.

Meanwhile, Records indicate the Clinton Foundation spent more than $50 million on travel between 2003 and 2012 and her current presidential campaign has spent over $2 million on private airfare.

“The campaign of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has poured more than $2 million into the use of private jets this election cycle, according to a review of its expenditures.

Federal Election Commission documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon found that Hillary for America made a total of 48 payments from June 1, 2015, to Jan. 29, 2016, to Executive Fliteways, a New York-based private jet company, running up a tab of $2,128,293 for the campaign.”

More speculation about Clinton’s alleged poor health will undoubtedly be mentioned in conjunction with the newly released email — giving more ammunition to those who think she is physically unfit to serve as president.


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