About that State Dept. $52,000 luxury hotel tab

The State Department has taken more than two years to turn over documents WND sought through a Freedom of Information Act request regarding mysterious transactions at an expensive European luxury hotel funded by U.S. taxpayers.

Despite President Obama's continued proclamations and executive orders heralding a new era of open government, the State Department only partly satisfied this FOIA request. WND received mostly redacted, unreadable and even German-language documents.

What State did disclose ñ whether inadvertently or intentionally ñ was a partial list of consular officials and department staff, mostly from U.S. embassies in Africa, who enjoyed lavish champagne breakfasts and other comforts at the super-luxurious Hotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt, Germany. Continue>>>