Maness: Landrieu Must Provide 'Full Disclosure' or Refund All Flights to Taxpayers

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September 15, 2014

One of Senator Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) Republican challengers, Colonel Rob Maness, has called on her to “produce specific details of each flight” included in the 11 page spreadsheet of “mixed-purpose” charter flights she took between 2002 and 2014 released by her campaign on Friday and described as a “full report.” “[I]f the Senator refuses to provide full disclosure for these flights,” Maness told Breitbart News in an e-mail on Sunday, “she should immediately refund taxpayers for these ‘mixed-purpose’ chartered flights.”   Breitbart News reported on Saturday that Landrieu’s own press statement on Friday identified 43 such chartered flights she took between 2002 and 2014. The cost of these flights, paid by the taxpayers, was $298,883. Landrieu’s attorney, Marc Elias of the law firm Perkins Coie, informed the Senate Ethics Committee that Landrieu’s campaign sent a check to the U.S. Treasury on Friday in the amount of $33,727, which he determined was the campaign’s pro-rata share of that $298,883. The total amount paid by taxpayers for these mixed-purpose flights for which Landrieu claims she was not responsible is $265,156. “President Reagan said it best: ‘trust but verify,'” Maness told Breitbart News. “A disturbing pattern of behavior has emerged where Washington politicians

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