vox.com - 10 days ago
Trump’s Treasury Secretary asked to use a government plane for his honeymoon
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin submitted an official request to use a government jet for his honeymoon travel, according to a new report by ABC News.
Reporters Justin Fishel, Brian Ross, and Jordyn Phelps write that although Mnuchin didn’t end up using the jet in the end, the request caused the Treasury Department’s inspector general to look into the matter. A Treasury Department spokesperson told ABC that Mnuchin only wanted the government plane so he could have a secure line of communication. The reporters point out, though, that “aside from the President and Vice President, travel on military aircraft is typically reserved for cabinet members who deal directly with national security, such as the Secretaries of Defense and State.” This isn’t the first time questions have been asked about Mnuchin and government resources. The Treasury Department inspector general’s office confirmed last month that it was reviewing a trip Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton took to Kentucky on the day of the solar eclipse. On that trip, the Secretary and his wife did fly on an Air Force jet. He attended an event in Louisville, Kentucky and then went to Fort Knox.
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