The treasury department is probing the secretarys request for a $25,000 -per-hour US air force plane to wing him and his wife, Louise Linton, around Europe
Steven Mnuchin, the US treasury secretary, requested the purposes of applying a government aircraft for his European honeymoon, it was reported on Wednesday.
The treasury department’s auditor general is investigating Mnuchin’s request for a US air force plane- with a reported operating cost of around $25,000 per hour- to move him and his wife, Louise Linton, on their honeymoon to Scotland, France and Italy this summer, according to ABC News .
Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump and various cabinet members attended Mnuchin’s uniting to British performer Linton in Washington in June.
A spokesperson for the treasury told ABC that Mnuchin, 54, a former Goldman Sachs banker, tried the military spurt to ensure he had a self-assured row of communications but aborted the request after it became clear there were other ways to maintain contact.
The spokesman was quoted as saying:” The secretary is a member of the national members of the security council and has responsibility for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. It is imperative that he have access to secure communications, and it is our rehearsal to consider a wide range of options to ensure he has these capabilities during his jaunt, including the possible use of armed aircraft .”
Travel on armed aircraft is generally reserved for cabinet members who deal instantly with national security.