Washington Post: Hedge fund billionaire flew top Mnuchin aide on private jet to Palm Beach


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s top aide flew on a hedge fund billionaire’s private jet to Palm Beach, Fla., several months ago, people familiar with the trip said, the latest example of senior Trump administration officials using luxury air travel even though it often raises red flags with ethics officials.


“There has to be a legitimate relationship” in order for a trip like this to be allowed by ethics officials, said Walter Shaub, who recently stepped down as director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. “You are looking to see if this is being done because of the job or because of a friendship.”

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