February 24, 2018

Mnuchin: I Requested Government Plane For 'National Security' Reasons

16 September 2017, 01:14 | Kara Nash

Steve Mnuchin says New Yorkers didn't care about the eclipse, unlike those Kentucky rubes

Honeymoon plane request was about national security – Mnuchin

Mnuchin told Politico the Treasury Department considered lending him the government plane so he'd have access to "secure communications channels" while overseas, not so he'd get a trip on the government's dime. "Being a New Yorker, I don't have any interest in watching the eclipse", he said. I've never asked the government to pay for my personal travel.

"It is imperative that he have access to secure communications, and it is our practice to consider a wide range of options to ensure he has these capabilities during his travel, including the possible use of military aircraft", a spokesman for the department said in a statement.

The day of the Great American Eclipse, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Scottish actress Louise Linton, flew to Kentucky on a government plane.

The Treasury's Office of Inspector General said in late August it was reviewing the flight taken by Mnuchin and his wife, Louise Linton, to Louisville and Fort Knox, Ky.

The former Goldman Sachs banker reportedly requested the use of a US Air force jet during his honeymoon to France, Italy and Scotland.

Government planes are typically reserved for Cabinet members and those with direct involvement in matter of national security, according to ABC.

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Mnuchin was trying to distance himself from criticism that he tried to used government resources for his honeymoon and for a personal trip to Kentucky to see the eclipse.

President Donald Trump said he had "total confidence" in his Treasury secretary.

Linton drew huge amounts of negative attention when, emerging from that flight to Kentucky, she posted an Instagram picture of her outfit - tagging a number of her favorite designers.

When a commentator criticised her for using taxpayers' money for the getaway, Ms Linton responded telling the woman to "chill out".

Louise Linton was criticized for shaming an OR woman after an Instagram post.

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