By Andrew Restuccia - 06/27/11 04:35 PM EDT
The site filed a FOIA request with the Air Force in 2009 for the travel records and received “four pages of almost entirely redacted material” in May 2011, according to Judicial Watch.
“What happened to the transparency that candidate Obama promised? It has taken almost a year for this administration to turn over a flight manifest and then that document was heavily redacted,” Pajamas Media CEO Roger Simon said in a statement.
The lawsuit calls on the courts to force the administration to release the full flight manifest from the Copenhagen trip or explain in detail why certain portions must be withheld.
“The Conference not only failed to enact worldwide ‘climate’ action, but the airlift of President Obama and other government officials must have resulted in huge, wasteful costs for the American people,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “No wonder [Pajamas Media] can’t get anything out of the administration about that disastrous conference.”