Millionaire Nancy Pelosi Used Taxpayer-funded Jet to the End

Nancy Pelosi is one of the richest members of Congress. In 2007, she ranked 6th in the House in total wealth, with assets of at least $62.5 million. Despite that, she shamelessly exploited her perquisites as Speaker of the House, bilking taxpayers for millions in luxury travel, food, and wine for herself, family, and friends — until the very end.

H/t beloved fellow Tina.

~Eowyn

A BKeyser design

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi’s Use of Air Force Aircraft in 2010

By Tom Fitton – Judicial Watch – January 26, 2011

Despite the media firestorm over her military travel abuses, Nancy Pelosi continued to use the United States Air Force as her own personal travel agency right up until her final days as House Speaker according to documents we uncovered from the Air Force.

According to these new documents, which we obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Pelosi used Air Force aircraft for 43 flights from January 1 to October 1, 2010. By comparison, Nancy Pelosi logged 47 flights in the previous nine-month period, April 1, 2009, to January 1, 2010, according to previous documents we uncovered.

So, in other words, she did not back off at all from her pattern of abuse.
Here’s a quick summary of what these documents include: a mission activity chart detailing all of former Speaker Pelosi’s flights January 1 to October 1, 2010, as well as detailed shopping lists for some flights, flight authorization forms, mission expense records and internal Air Force correspondence related to the flights.

And here are two quick highlights:

  • Pelosi used Air Force aircraft for a total of 43 trips, covering 90,155 miles, from January 1 through October 1, 2010. The Air Force documented in-flight expenses for 22 of these flights totaling $1,821.33. The Air Force did not provide expense information for the remaining 21 flights.
  • Former Speaker Pelosi received chocolate-covered strawberries as a birthday surprise on a March 26, 2010, flight. According to one internal Air Force email sent on March 25, 2010: “The speaker’s office is requesting egg salad sandwiches on wheat toast with fruit (watermelon, etc) for desert (sic). It’s the speaker’s B-Day tomorrow so we’re also asking for something like chocolate covered strawberries (dark chocolate preferred)…” The immediate response to the email from another member of the Air Force staff: “Copy all. We’ll plan something for the birthday and take care of the meal.”

…according to previous documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

In fact, check out this purchase list from one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Baileys Irish Cream, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.

We also uncovered internal Department of Defense (DOD) email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi’s numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft, as well as Pelosi’s last minute cancellations and changes. For example, in response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, “Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi’s team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?…[T]here’s no need to block every weekend ‘just in case’…” The email also notes that Pelosi’s office had, “a history of canceling many of their past requests.”

And finally, we also uncovered emails from the DOD that show that the Pentagon worked hand-in-hand with congressional offices prior to releasing documents under the FOIA regarding congressional military travel. These “heads up” emails involved FOIA requests filed by Judicial Watch, The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call, among other organizations, related to the use of military aircraft by a number of congressional members, including Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi demonstrated an alarming disregard for the men and women in the U.S. Air Force during her tenure as House Speaker. She may be gone from her previous position, and Speaker Boehner may have decided not to follow her corrupt example [and will fly commercial], but this scandal is not only about travel by the Speaker of the House.

Through the speaker’s office, other members of the House are able to obtain permission for the use of military luxury travel for congressional delegation trips abroad. These trips, known as CODELs, have exploded in number and cost. Speaker Boehner needs to reform this abuse of our military’s assets. This is the right thing to do for the U.S. Air Force and for the American taxpayer.

22 responses to “Millionaire Nancy Pelosi Used Taxpayer-funded Jet to the End

  1. this creature is guilty of a whole lot more than this. We all know she is in on the “Frauds” election cover-up. I’d like to see Issa supoena her,Soros,Reid to start. I hope he nails her ass to the wall.

  2. Tina, Pelosi is buried in fraud up to her permanently glazed and surgically lifted eyeballs. She and her super-delegate daughter, Christine, enabled Obama to bypass the eligibility test and appear on the ballot in 2008.
    She is trash with cash. Her taste in hard liquor goes from swill to premium.
    My submission to Urban Dictionary: Nancy Pelosi = stupid sow, first flying pig in office, libtard/lioness with passe mane.

  3. You are right Zorro,she is in it up to her eyeballs,I want to see her put where she belongs for what she has done. {don’t ask me where that is!}

  4. Tina, I see a TOUGH women’s prison for Nancyvita or her being deported with the First Fambly on a cargo plane to the Kenyan wilderness.

  5. Zorro, calling Nancy a pig is an insult to pigs. :)

  6. (don’t ask me where that is!)
    WOW! I’d gladly take her if I warn’t married.
    Nancy is beautiful for a 70 something. Palin ,Bachmann, Pelosi; all beautiful if you keep ‘em from talking. (BIG if)

  7. erinyes,then you could both reside in Russia,if you get away before your hung with the rest of the “New Democratic Socialist Party”-Pelosi can’t hold a candle to Bachmann-

  8. We all know she’s an evil, narcissist, power hungry woman that has no ethics. Karma will catch her and it won’t be in heaven.

  9. you are right DCG! I can’t get started on her. I absolutely can’t stand her,or anything she stands for. She is sick and twisted.

  10. Tina, Nancy Pelosi is a victim… Too much botox has poisoned her brain.
    She and John Kerry are professional hypocrites, leeches, and opportunists.
    Why has there been little outrage for Nancy’s flights in comparison to Sunnunu?

  11. Great observation! What a great example of someone living the complete opposite lifestyle of the rest of the country from 2006-2010. This woman has shamed her position beyond belief.

  12. wonder just how much of her 62 million was sqandered from the taxpayers – calling Issa – guess what Nan! we will not stop until justice is served

  13. come on karma…. i hope it not only catches up with Pelosi but also throws Obumble under the bus also.

  14. Now,now, Tina; Russia ain’t the place it was 20 yrs ago. Moscow is the most expensive city in the world, and the Ruski women are beautiful!(not to mention the wild mushrooms, caviar, and vodka Vosbridovnia!)
    But thanks for the kind thoughts anyway! (and no person alive can hold a candle to Bachmann, well OK, iffin you say so….)

  15. “if you can get away before your hung with…..”
    Metaphore, I surely hope. I’ve NEVER been wished dead, at least not personally. Tina, Dear; It’s easy to get “caught up in the moment” and to bang out rude, crude stuff on your keyboard, and contrary to popular belief, “What happens in ‘Vegas, stays in ‘Vegas” ain’t ‘zactly true.
    I suppose you have a little fantasy about total control and killing and deporting all opposition? Well, good luck with that, and please read your history, that mind set got “uncle Joe” in a bunch of trouble (after he killed off a million or so of his “comrads”).
    I visit this site because I actually like some diversity and debate(as well as hosts Steve and Eowyn), and I realize many come here to just flame, but the killing stuff is over the top.
    You might want to visit the DHS website and see what is going on, most of this TSA stuff and increased security is due to threats picked up on the internet; threats from those wanting revolution, secession, and killing off opposition.It is taken seriously, and it IS being monitored, like it or not.

  16. erineyes-you are way off base buddy. The corrupt politicians that are openly “Socialists,Communist USA,Marxists” have openly said this. NO, they do not belong in government in the USA. Give it some time, justice will be served. It is a well known fact that Pelosi was in on the election fraud in 2008, to get the usurper in our whitehouse. Do you want someone telling you how to put your pants on every morning? Open up your eyes and ears because if we don’t stop them,it’s close to happening.

  17. Tina, YOU are an idiot.

    • Erinyes,

      Tina is a nice lady, but I’m not.

      You’ve pushed the envelope here on the Fellowship once too many times. This time, you’ve insulted my friend. For the life of me I don’t know why you keep coming here, but this is your last visit. Even if Steve once again intervenes on your behalf, I’ve had enough of you. Byee!

  18. Thanks,erinyes-may God help you find the right path.

  19. Jelous repiglickens, you all suck!

    • Mabel,

      According to the American Psychological Association’s (AMA) Diagnostic Statistical Manual IV, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by 5 or more of the following traits:

      “1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
      2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.
      3. Believes that he or she is “special” & unique & can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people or institutions.
      4. Requires excessive admiration.
      5. Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with her expectations.
      6. Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his/her own ends.
      7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings & needs of others.
      8. Is often envious of others or BELIEVES THAT OTHERS ARE ENVIOUS OF HIM/HER.
      9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.”

      You fit the list to a T, although the AMA really should add 2 more attributes:

      10. Cannot spell
      11. Has no substantive argument but resorts to gratuitous insults

  20. Mybe she can fly Southwest Airlines, they let bags fly free.

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