Eric Holder Defends Using Justice Department Airplane for 27 Personal Trips


Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related.

“My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me,” Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. “There was this notion that we’ve taken — I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it and figured out from the time period that they were looking, we took not hundreds, but 27 personal, four combined — official and nonpersonal trips — and none of the trips that I took or that the [FBI] director took ever had an impact on the mission capability of those airplanes.”

Holder made the comment when asked if he would report those trips to the General Services Administration in the future.

“We didn’t have a reporting requirement that existed before,” he said. “If they want to change those rules, we’d be more than glad to make sure that we share that information with the appropriate organization, but this is something that is really wide open.”(read more)

4 Comments on “Eric Holder Defends Using Justice Department Airplane for 27 Personal Trips”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of […]

  2. Mike says:

    “And there were exactly 36 time I just slept on there. Then there were only 17 times I held small parties for my friends. And those couple of times I spent in the cockpit playing pilot. Other than that it was never misused… except that once I told that reporter it was mine and she could see it if she asked real nice… but Never, Never was is abused. The plane, not the reporter.”

  3. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Hope he is not transporting illegal guns in his private jet. Wait, the aircraft belongs to the taxpayers…

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