Watchdog Group Files FOIA Request For Mnuchin's Flight Logs After Wife's Instagram Spat

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Steve Mnuchin's bombshell of a 'trophy wife', Scottish actress Louise Linton, is about to learn that there are consequences for snarky, condescending social media rants...well, for Republicans and their immediate family anyway. 

Apparently Linton's now-infamous Instagram post yesterday responding to a social media troll has sparked the interest of a watchdog group called Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) who has now filed a FOIA request for all of Steve Mnuchin's travel records.  Among other things, CREW seems to be alleging that Mnuchin and Linton planned their usage of a government plane around this week's eclipse.

Per CREW's website, the FOIA request seeks the following:

CREW requests:


1.  copies of all records concerning authorization for and the costs of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s use of a government plane to travel to Lexington, Kentucky on Monday, August 21, accompanied by his wife Louise Linton.

2.  copies of all records concerning authorization for and the costs of Secretary Mnuchin’s use of a government plane for any purpose since his appointment as Treasury Secretary.


On August 21, 2017, Secretary Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton travelled to Lexington, Kentucky, purportedly for the Secretary to present remarks along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a luncheon sponsored by the Louisville chamber of commerce, Greater Louisville Inc. Afterward, Secretary Mnuchin and his wife “headed to Fort Know…to tour the bullion reserve at the Army post and view the eclipse.”


The requested records 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 around the solar eclipse and to enable the Secretary to secure a viewpoint in the path of the eclipse’s totality. At a time of expected deep cuts to the federal budget, the taxpayers have a significant interest in learning the extent to which Secretary Mnuchin has used government planes for travel in lieu of commercial planes, and the justification for that use.

And here is the full FOIA request:


Sorry, Louise...snark and beauty may have their career benefits in Hollywood but in Washington D.C., particularly when you're a member of a Republican administration completely hated by the Deep State, they only serve to increase the size of the target on your back.

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For those who missed it, below is our post from yesterday on Linton's Instagram rant...complete with our thorough 'research' on her career 'accomplishments.'

As was always likely, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's wife Louise Linton has been forced to apologize for her Marie Antionette moment... A short and to the point statement read...

"I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response. It was inappropriate and highly insensitive."

We are sure that will satiate the twitter hordes that just got confirmation of everything they believed about 'the elites'.

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As we detailed earlier, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's 36-year-old (he's 52 btw) trophy wife Louise Linton has landed herself in a bit of hot water this morning after an epic social media rant against a taxpayer who took issue with one of her Instagram posts.

Apparently @jennimiller29 didn't appreciate Linton hastagging her entire expensive wardrobe (including #rolandmouret, #tomford, #hermesscarf, and #valnetinorockstudheels) while traveling on a taxpayer funded private plane, during her husband's trip to "check" if the gold at Fort Knox is still there, which prompted the following snarky comment:

"Glad we could pay for your little getaway."

And while most folks have learned to simply ignore the social media trolls, Linton apparently has not...which is great news for everyone else because it prompted the following epic rant in reply:

“Cute! Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country? I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day ‘trip’ than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours. You’re adorably out of touch. Thanks for the passive aggressive nasty comment. Your kids look very cute. Your life looks cute. I know you’re mad but deep down you’re really nice and so am I. Sending me passive aggressive Instagram comments isn’t going to make life feel better. Maybe a nice message [sic], one filled with wisdom and hunanity [sic] would get more traction. Have a pleasant evening. Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It’s fab!”

Others quickly chimed in: “Quite the populist hashtags on Louise Linton’s Instagram (Mnuchin’s wife), following her taxpayer-funded day trip to Kentucky,” joked Matt McDermott, a pollster and Associate Director at Whitman Insight Strategies.

“Curiously this Instagram post is no longer available. F–king hedge funders,” wrote one Twitter user. “Louise Linton is a hideous person, growing fat off of our tax dollars,” another said.

At one point during the evening, someone even went so far as to change Linton’s Wikipedia page to reflect her IG comment. “Never forget she posted this on Instagram,” the page read as of 10:30 p.m.

Alas, in the end, it seems that only the President is permitted to post outlandish social media rants as Linton's post has since been deleted and her account turned private.

Finally, since we know this is the only reason you clicked on this post you go:


Link for Linton's Maxim photoshoot

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wisehiney's picture

Word on the street is that the average white dude would have to swing from side to side to get any traction.

bamawatson's picture

she can get a job as an economics professor

moimeme's picture

"completely hated by the Deep State."

Seriously? Mnuchin? Goldman's boy. HE IS the Deep State.

Goldman is a founding member of the Federal Reserve. How much deep state can you get?

stizazz's picture

Agree. This feels very much like a fluff piece to help the current administration, which is full of Goldmanites.

Normalcy Bias's picture

Let me guess: This group CREW never had any problem whatsoever with the nauseatingly lavish travel habits of the Obamas?

hoist the bs flag's picture

didn't Michelle have a whole block sectioned off to go shopping ? could be BS. i don't know

Richard Chesler's picture

To be fair, half a block was just to accommodate her fat ass.

fleur de lis's picture

After all the twitter storms and bad ink she should have known better than this.



OneZero's picture

CREW was founded by Melanie Sloan. She grew up in D.C., went to a Quaker School and then the U. Of chicago. She worked for John Conyers, Charles Shumer and Joe Biden. She has been a guest on Democracy Now!, Al Franken/Air America, Chris Mathews and every other Leftie show and pub out there. Their job is to harrass their opposition with FOIA requests and court filings...Lawfare. No activity by any Democrat bothers them thay are purely partisan.

zhandax's picture

Did anyone bother to look at a map? If they wanted to see a total eclipse, they missed by 100 miles or so. Undoubtedly a nuisance filing.

hoist the bs flag's picture

don't tell Trump that. He may fill the swamp with more of them rascally gaters

comfortablynumb's picture

If this FOIA request gets some legs and Mnuchin makes some minor slip in judgment and some excessive flights for his wife, it could be grounds for dismissal from Trump. Mnuchin out and in comes a patriot. New patriot comes in and is an Austrian school Econ guy, a Ron Paul guy and says you know what let's Audit the Fed. So we audit the fed and find all sorts of shit, all fucked up. So we end the Fed, have ridden ourselves of the global bankers and expose the whole fucking house of cards. Trump has ridded us of the squid monster and we return to sound money. I dream.

Mineshaft Gap's picture

Nice dream! All you left out is the part where she plea-bargains down her role in this airfare fraud, narrowly avoiding jail time through community service. . . .said service being, she has to fly around the country giving in-air hummers to Hayekians, who will all get double frequent flier miles, too. Justice is served and so is libertarian philosophy! 

SmittyinLA's picture

Don't kid yourself, 1 deep stater would gleefully kill another for a nickel, and the next guy for 4 cents.

The Deep State is dead, they just don't know it yet, they're buying their own rope with bitcoin.

SheHunter's picture

ahhhhh....that made me laugh.

null's picture

Like she can't afford plastic surgery ... really.

booboo's picture

She looks just like my right palm

SilverDOG's picture

Now that is a laugher !


Going into the brain storage file under "How to slur a twat"


Nolde Huruska's picture

She gives me thoughts of a screen door in hurricane.

navy62802's picture

I think she has a very well-shaped argument. Very well proportioned and reasonable.

gregga777's picture

She looks like a very high-maintenance dumb blonde.

navy62802's picture

... like a high maintenance, high end prostitute. Which is pretty much what she is.

Not that I have any objections ;-)

Fiat Currency's picture

Oh my ... look what Steve's been Munchin'

navy62802's picture

He's probably getting some of the aftertaste from every other guy eating her pussy.

Gold Pedant's picture

No silly, that's the coin slot. You daren't put your mouth there.

eccitante's picture

Sign the petition to DECLARE GEORGE SOROS (AKA GEORGE SCHWARTZ) A TERRORIST & seize all of his related organizations' assets under RICO and NDAA law. George Soros is a Hungarian-American financial speculator, "philanthropist", political "activist" and author who is of Hungarian-Jewish ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He drives more than 50 global and regional programs and foundations. Soros is named an architect and a sponsor of almost every revolution and coup around the world for the last 25 years. The USA is thought to be a vampire due to him and his puppets, not a lighthouse of freedom and democracy. His minions spill blood of millions and millions of people just to make him even more rich. Soros is a Leftist Oligarch / Globalist Kleptocrat and major sponsor of the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton, and hundreds of politicians all over the world. 

 Soros is a menace to the free world and stands in the way of making America great again. He is guilty of the following crimes:

1) Financially supports open sedition in major American cities resulting in millions of dollars of property damage as well as loss of life.

2) Attempts to manipulate democratic elections by donating millions of dollars to his preferred candidates.

3) Seeks to curtail American sovereignty. In his own words: "The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States ... Changing [the] attitude and policies of the United States remains my top priority."

4) Is a currency manipulator. Soros initiated a British financial crisis by dumping 10 billion sterling, forcing the devaluation of the currency and gaining a billion-dollar profit.



navy62802's picture

George Soros is literally a Nazi by his own admission. He was a member of the Hitler Youth. Should have been executed as a child.

However, there is a major problem with the unwritten American history. We recruited Nazis to work for us. We squirreled them away to develop our intercontinental ballistic missile program under the guise of NASA.

The US captured many Nazi scientists in our race with the Soviets for Berlin at the end of WWII (that's how we ended up with an East and West Berlin/Germany). The Office of Strategic Services (which later became the CIA) concealed the identities of these scientists and then scattered them and former SS officers throughout Europe and the United States. While the majority of Nazi scientists ended up in the western United States working on our nuclear weapons and missile programs, the SS officers found themselves scattered throughout Europe heading the Gladio project which was initially intended to counter a Soviet advance into Europe. Gladio later morphed into something more insidious and was eventually implicated in multiple terrorist bombings across the European continent from the 1960s to the 90s. Their weapons caches were discovered and destroyed. But the investigation into these cells found many former Nazi SS officers at the helm. It is a fact not written into the history books.

gregga777's picture

Don't forget the ratlines established by US Blowback Lunatic Merchants, formerly known as US CIA (Criminally Insane Agency) to smuggle Nazi war criminals out of Europe to new homes in the USA, Canada, South America and Australia!

navy62802's picture

That was all done under the same covert program I am referencing here ... Operation Paperclip.

Operation Paperclip:

Operation Gladio:


hoist the bs flag's picture

hey. you gotta admit..that Operation Paperclip deal was pretty awesome for 'Murica. not to mention all the wunderbar psyop, black budget fiascos like MKUltra, MK Often and Project Artichoke that branched off it all. 

red1chief's picture

I'm sure Steve and Louise pay lots of taxes. Unfortunately they just give back a small percentage of what they get from the taxpayers. But I'm sure they "work hard".

Crush the cube's picture

It must be tedious viewing other peoples gold and keeping all the stats contained and out of their reach, but somebody has to do it.

Rebelrebel7's picture

Hopefully the watchdog group will be just as watchful and file for things of actual significance, such as congressional insider trading. Nancy Pelosi is the wealthiest legislator, and Diane Feinstein had the state of California sell post offices to her husband's company. 

FOIA That! 

hoist the bs flag's picture

stay focused. one swamp at a time...right after they close Gitmo, pull out of the mid-east and "lock her up"

medium giraffe's picture

'Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington'

How the fuck do they even have time to worry about the prattling of some blonde bint on Twatter? 

How about clearing a backlog of slime as deep as the Mariana trench first? 

Oh, unless of course this is some political stunt. 

Nah...  can't be.

turbojarhead's picture

Nah..Just because it is David Brock..who already said they would attack and obfuscate to drag down Trump..can't be..


Seasmoke's picture

Just Another Jew who has his sloppy signature on the Federal Reserve Monopoly money. 


-John Hancock. 

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

she loves him for his looks not his money,  just rememebr women do not like money

Miss Expectations's picture

I want to know if Louise hired a photographer to take these pictures.  Were photos also taken of Steve and Louise posing on the golden hoard in Fort Knox?  I want to see the whore and the hoard pics.

gregga777's picture

She probably paid for them "in kind."

gregga777's picture

She married him because it's true love. True love for his money. The money that the former Goldman Sachs parasite extracted from the taxpayers in bailout funds.

I wonder if she can suck a golf ball through a garden hose? Hey, just askin'!

argentuman's picture

No, but I heard that she can suck Goldman's sacs.

Harry Lightning's picture

I would not be surprised to find out that Mnuchin paid for the private plane himself because he does not like to be cooped up with the masses. Some rich people act that way, very anti-social...or maybe its self preservation.

gregga777's picture

It was a United States Air Force Gulfstream. Mnuchin the Goldmanite is so cheap he wouldn't pay for a free cup of coffee.

Gasbag's picture

why'd they fly to lexington for an event in louisville and to go to fort knox? makes no sense. they obviously went to do something else too. what is it?

attila404's picture

Dumb blonde. That's all I have to say about that.

hoist the bs flag's picture

so...I checked out her Maxim page photo thingy.

Its gonna take more than that to hurt myself from those pics.

who am I kidding. i was done in under 2 minutes