BBCI: Was treasury secretary trip on official plane for eclipse?


Did you think this was a personal trip?!' replied Linton, who recently concluded a Europe-trotting honeymoon with Mnuchin.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) revealed the outing in a Facebook photo showing him standing alongside Mnuchin at Fort Knox "before we viewed the #solareclipse today".

The trip came under scrutiny Tuesday following Linton's Instagram rant against an OR mother who criticized the Scottish actress for bragging about the expensive designer clothes she wore while accompanying her husband on the trip to Lexington, Kentucky.

A top watchdog group wants to know if the millionaire couple took the taxpayer-funded trip on Monday just to see the eclipse in a prime setting, the Washington Post reported. Washington watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (C.R.E.W.) is filing a review the goal of the couple's trip.

Treasury officials told The Washington Post that the luncheon was not a cover for seeing the near-total eclipse, and that the luncheon was rescheduled for later in the month because McConnell had delayed the Senate recess.

According to C.R.E.W.'s Web site, its request of government documents "would shed light on the justification for Secretary Mnuchin's use of a government plane, rather than a commercial flight, for a trip that seems to have been planned to solar eclipse and to enable the Secretary to secure a viewpoint in the path of the eclipse's totality".

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"Did you think this was a personal trip?!"

The image was innocuous, but Linton made the questionable decision to segue from the standard cheerful hashtags to a systematic namedrop of all of the brands in her outfit. Linton subsequently went off on a rant directed at an internet commented in which she bragged about her husband's public service and just how much they pay in taxes.

The group is requesting records on the authorization and costs for the trip and any other uses of a government plane since Mnuchin's appointment as treasury secretary. Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?.

Treasury officials described the trip as "official government travel" and pushed back against the suggestion that it was planned specifically to coincide with the celestial event.

Linton, a former actress from Scotland, has long touted her wealth and hollywood lifestyle.

Miller, a full-time health care product manager and volunteer for her son's Boy Scout troop, does not regret calling Linton deplorable in her post, writing that Linton's response only further proved her privilege.