Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was in the news several weeks ago, because of his wife’s (Louise Linton) unfortunate reply to a commenter’s statement on her Instagram account. Now, Mnuchin, himself is in slight public hot-water, because it’s been revealed that he’d requested that the government pay for a jet use for his personal honeymoon trip to Paris and back.
“A U.S. Air Force jet typically costs around $25,000 an hour to operate..”, according to an Air Force spokesman (ABC).
The Secretary’s office replied that the request was made because of “concern for maintaining a secure method of communication,” according to ABC News. “The Secretary is a member of the National Security Council and has responsibility for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence,” the spokesman said in a statement.