Democratic Party to reimburse WH for Jill Biden's travel to and from Hunter trial


The Democratic Party plans to reimburse the first lady's extensive transatlantic trip to attend her son's trial, but most of the costs will likely fall to taxpayers.

First Lady Jill Biden has been traveling back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean while carrying out official duties in France while also appearing at the trial of her son, Hunter Biden.

“In accordance with relevant regulations used in all administrations, the value of a first-class fare for these flights to Wilmington and back to Paris is reimbursed to the government,” the first lady's office reportedly told DailyMail.com in a statement.

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First lady Jill Biden leaves the federal courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Democratic National Committee will provide the funds to reimburse the first lady's flights, the Daily Mail reported.

Reimbursement rates for travel aboard White House aircraft are determined by Pentagon cost estimates.

Jill Biden spent nearly 24 hours flying between France and Delaware last week, appearing at D-Day events in Normandy before attending Hunter Biden's court proceedings.

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Jill Biden in Normandy for D-Day commemoration

French President Emmanuel Macron (second left), First Lady Brigitte Macron (left), US President Joe Biden (right) and First Lady Jill Biden (second right) participate in the official international ceremony commemorating the 80th anniversary of the landings ally at the Omaha Beach Memorial in Normandy, France. (Presidency of Ukraine/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Hunter Biden is accused in his federal trial of lying about his drug addiction on a form he filled out to obtain a gun and of illegally possessing a gun. He has pleaded not guilty.

The modified Boeing 747s that serve as the iconic Air Force One cost about $200,000 an hour to fly and Air Force Two, often used by first ladies, can cost tens of thousands of dollars an hour.

The Democratic Party has said it will reimburse the White House for Jill Biden's travel to and from the trial, but staffing and security costs will likely fall to taxpayers.

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Hunter Biden and Melissa Cohen Biden arrive at federal court

Hunter Biden arrives at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building in Wilmington, Delaware. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Fox News Digital reached out to the White House press office for comment but did not receive a response.

Fox News Digital's Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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