Salon: Did Steve Mnuchin fly on a private government jet just so he could watch the eclipse?


When Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife Louise Linton lashed out at an online critic who accused the couple of misusing taxpayer money on a flight to Kentucky, one of her comments was, “Did you think this was a personal trip?!” Apparently, that might have actually been the case.


“My understanding is that it’s not that common for secretaries’ spouses to accompany them on official trips,” Larry Noble, senior director and general counsel at Campaign Legal Center and former general counsel at the Federal Election Commission, told Salon.

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