As Senator, Hillary Clinton Flew on Private Jets Every Other Week for Eight Years—At Taxpayer Expense

• January 30, 2015 2:23 pm


Bloomberg reports that Hillary Clinton racked up a lot of miles on private jets during her eight years as a U.S. senator:

Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the U.S. Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs.

Clinton, 67, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, reported the travel in official filings with the Senate. The records were provided to Bloomberg News by a Republican operative.

Some of the companies whose planes she used included Coca-Cola Co., Citigroup Inc. and Saban Capital Group Inc.

That works out to one flight every other week on the taxpayer’s dime. Hillary may no longer be a public employee, but her love of private jet travel at other people's expense remains as strong as ever.

That Hillary flew on a Citigroup jet comes as no surprise, given that the Wall Street firm—and target of Elizabeth Warren’s ire—is her largest source of political donations over the course of her career.

Bill Clinton, meanwhile, has also developed a reputation for his frequent travel on private jets. For example, he was a frequent guest on the "Lolita Express"—billionaire child molester Jeffrey Epstein’s flying sex machine.