Mnuchin And Wife Cleared Of Eclipsegate; Viewed Eclipse From Fort Knox, Not Government Plane

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We still have no idea where Hillary's missing 30,000 emails are but, thanks to the intense investigation of one very concerned Washington D.C. watch dog group, we now know exactly where Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his bombshell wife were standing the moment the moon passed in front of the sun earlier this week. 

Per the Washington Post, Mnuchin and wife viewed the eclipse from the roof of Fort Knox and not from the comfort of a government plane:

It turns out that Mnuchin did view the eclipse while he was in Kentucky, and from an extraordinary place: Just outside the path of totality, from the roof of the nation’s fabled Fort Knox, atop nearly $200 billion in American gold.


But Treasury officials said Thursday that the trip was planned explicitly around “official government travel,” rejecting the idea that the Fort Knox visit and the appearance at a luncheon for the local chamber of commerce were mere cover. They said the luncheon appearance had been planned for early August but was delayed when McConnell postponed the Senate’s recess, an account confirmed by a spokeswoman for the Louisville chamber, Alison Brotzge-Elder.

Thank God we got to the bottom of that...we're just not sure the country could have survived a scandal of this magnitude.

Of course, the 'eclipsegate' scandal blew up earlier this week when Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) filed a FOIA request for all of Steve Mnuchin's travel records alleging that he and Linton planned their usage of a government plane around this week's eclipse to get a better view from the sky.

Per CREW's website, the FOIA request sought 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.

Of course, they could have just avoided this whole hassle by taking a look at Mitch McConnell's Facebook page, but that wouldn't have been as dramatic, right?

We sincerely hope that Louise Linton has learned her lesson from all this...wit, humor and snark have no place on social least not for Republicans serving the Trump administration.

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For those who missed it, below is our post from earlier this week 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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silverer's picture

OK, morons. Now how about investigate Hillary? She did more than conspire about viewing an eclipse.

bigdumbnugly's picture

looking at those pics made my german helmet eclipse my face.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Got a thing for Jewish fellas, do ya? Haha jk

Notice how in every pic mnuchin is on the left.

Gold Pedant's picture

THIS. And Tylers, please stop suffixing everything with -gate. It makes you look RETARDED, and we know that you aren't.

"Gold Pedant Called The Tylers Outgate" sounds gaaayyyyy.

Gold Pedant's picture

P.S. Remember the Whitewater scandal? Pretty much everyone called it the "Whitewater Scandal," not "Whitewatergate" which would sound amazingly STUPID.


Thank you.

SethPoor's picture

Munchsteinberg holding 27 pound "gold" bar; looks to me like bar is photo shopped in between hands. This wimpschwartzklein sissyfag cant lift one pound without showing strain.

The Cooler King's picture

When Soros organizes an ANTIFA rally to 'storm the gates' at the WH, they'll have finally completed the yachtzee because we'll have




Come to think of it, if there's ever another 'Watergate', it'll have to be 'WaterGATE-GATE'.

consider me gone's picture

I am powerless over hawties in bikinis. At least I'm man enough to admit it!!!!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Tyler just wanted another excuse to post those pictures. LOL

bigdumbnugly's picture

yeah, i think he should follow up again late next week for updates. 

Don't you agree?

Gold Pedant's picture

I think that he should follow up with a diagram showing why the view on the ground from Fort Knox would be far superior to trying to view it through those tiny portholes. The sun was quite high in the sky which would have necessitated quite a bit of banking to see from the side of the plane. A single engine plane with a nice canopy would be preferable.

Juggernaut x2's picture

Gold diggers( no pun intended) like her have been ridden more times than Lance Armstrong's favorite bike.

bigdumbnugly's picture

i don't doubt that whatsoever.

i'd still take her over Lance's bike seat any day.

For a day.

FKostanza's picture

Of course she was at Fort Knox, while everyone was busy staring at the eclipse, she was busy stuffing the last few remaining bars in her hole.

SoDamnMad's picture

She is on the LIST and pretty high up on it too.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

More Munchkin and Wife stories please! Edit: More Munchkin Wife photos please.  

Thought Processor's picture



Yes.  Seth Rich would be proud that we are focussing on such cycling trivialities. Nice job everyone (aparently me included).  


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Tulak's picture

moron ask Orange Clown Fake 45 about comrade Putin!

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Tip: If you are going to call someone a moron, when doing so, it helps to use proper punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

Got The Wrong No's picture

When you are paid to crank out Troll Shit, quantity out ways quality. This particular poster for Fiat, hasn't  received the memo that the Russian meme is dead and has been exposed as total DNC propaganda. The quality of Trolls has been lacking lately. I heard that the good ones are now on filling balloons with urine duty. 

silverer's picture

OK Tulak, do you have anything you can document here aside from your stupidity?

rubiconsolutions's picture

So...they didn't view the eclipse from a moving government object, just a fixed government object that they used a moving government object to get to. Okay, that makes it alright then. I'm good with that.

silverer's picture

So how much government money did they expend viewing the eclipse from the ground? The Obamas spent 98 million dollars of taxpayer money on their Hawaii vacations. OK with you on that? I guess so.

rubiconsolutions's picture

Obviously you didn't pick up the sarcasm. It was sarcasm. I think all government employees are leeches. Everthing the government has is stolen, doesn't matter the administration.

Latitude25's picture

Hot whore with a fugly jooo guy.  Must be a real special relationship.

RealityCheque's picture

He joins the esteemed company of Bernie Ecclestone and any of the Royal Family in getting a fit bitch because of the size of his....wallet.

Excelsior, you shithead. Excelsior.

Gold Pedant's picture

Not too long ago, one of my old perverted retired buddies emailed me some pictures of RealDoll products. You could swear that with the right setting, lighting, and framing that some of these photos were real. Seeing these pictures spattered up of this bimbo instantly registered that in my mind.

If I were Mnuchin, I'd throw this "model" down the closest storm drain in NYC, let the sewergators take care of her, and get the most expensive RealDoll, probably covered as a medical expense for some special interests under Obamacare. The silicone dolls will even open their mouths, but the one single difference from the model is that they won't talk.

Juggernaut x2's picture

If you wanna go and take a ride with Steve

He 3-wheelin' in Fote Knox wit da gold D

Oh, why do the shiksas live this way

Hey, must be the money-    Nelly

Proofreder's picture

Jealous much ???

Guess you missed the memo - it's a big club

and you're not in it.

bpgnp210's picture

Hannity is going to find those emails!!!

I love your wife's picture

Just popped in to check back on the pics of the wife.  Yep.  Still hot.

Homie's picture

Was he blinded before he confirmed all the gold?

I bet he banged his wife on a pallet

Why else would he bring her?

Inzidious's picture

Yeah. This makes a lot of sense actually :)

Fake Trump's picture

There is a solid gold vibrator at Fort Knox. She wanted to try it.

replaceme's picture

Wife pointed out that the timing put them in Paducah at perfect time to catch the eclipse, never even considered that was in play. 

Reaper's picture

Follow the gold and money.

aliens is here's picture

Still better looking than Mochelle Obama.

Ben Tornilloed's picture

My early morning bowel movement was better looking than the Mochelle.

One of We's picture

If we have to have a pic of a cum dumpster at the top of ZH all day can we at least switch it up a bit?  Aging pasty blonde gets old.

djsmps's picture

She has a weird body. I do want to thank Zerohedge for not embedding a self-starting video at the bottom of this post.

iamrefreshed's picture

Someday her pussy will be eclipsed by her sagging tits. Who will fuck her then?

Bill of Rights's picture

Looks like that may take a while she in pretty good shape.

Juggernaut x2's picture

Munchin is typical of the immoral degenerates Orange Julius surrounds himself with