Report: Jill Biden Makes Expensive Flights from France to Hunter’s Trial

First Lady Jill Biden has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over just two flights between Paris, France, and Wilmington, Delaware.

According to the Daily Caller, the claim comes from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), which scrutinized her flights from Wilmington, where she attended Hunter Biden’s ongoing criminal trial, before flying to Paris; she then flew back to Wilmington from Paris before returning to Paris once again.

The NTUF says that the trip, which spanned roughly 3,600 miles, is estimated to cost taxpayers about $345,000.

“In accordance with relevant regulations utilized across administrations, the government has reimbursed the value of a first-class fare for these flights to Wilmington and back to Paris,” said Jill Biden’s office in a statement.

The total cost will be calculated by the White House Military Office, which will then issue the bill. Most first ladies usually travel on a Boeing C-32, which the Air Force estimates as costing $13,816 per hour. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is expected to reimburse her office for the cost of a commercial flight, thus leaving the rest of the bill for taxpayers’ money.

“The White House should be more transparent about these costs so taxpayers aren’t taken for a ride,” said Demian Brady, Vice President of Research for the National Taxpayers Union Foundation.

The extravagant spending has been criticized by other watchdog groups as an irresponsible use of taxpayer funds, particularly when related to personal matters such as Hunter’s contentious criminal trial.

“While I appreciate that the First Lady wants to support her son during this difficult trial, travel to the trial should be a personal, not a taxpayer expense,” said David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance.

Hunter, Jill’s stepson, was indicted last September on three felony charges for possession of a firearm while being addicted to drugs, in addition to lying on a firearms purchasing form. The trial began on June 3rd, and the defense rested its case on Monday.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JUNE 10: First lady Jill Biden and her senior advisor Anthony Bernal (R) arrive to the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building on June 10, 2024 in Wilmington, Delaware. The trial for Hunter Biden's felony gun charges resumes today with the defense’s team. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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  1. It’s obvious from an email found on the “laptop from hell” that Hunter sent to Jill calling her the “c word” that he hates her guts, and she probably feels the same about him. As is everything about this administration and highly dishonest and disfunctional family, this show of support is just that. “All for show”.

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