Mnuchin’s military flights exceed $800K

Mnuchin’s military flights exceed $800K
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin‘s flights on military aircraft since March have cost $800,000, according to a report from the department’s inspector general.

The secretary has made nine requests to use military aircraft since assuming his position in the administration earlier this year, including a request for when he travels to the Middle East this month.

However, the report did not find any instances in which Mnuchin used military aircraft for private travel.

“What is of concern is a disconnect between the standard of proof called for” by the Office of Management and Budget “and the actual amount of proof provided by Treasury and accepted by the White House in justifying these trip requests,” the Treasury…

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