Eclipsegate Is Back: Treasury Inspector General Opens Probe Into Mnuchin's Use Of Government Plane

Tyler Durden's picture

Ever since President Trump moved into the White House there has been only one redeeming thing to emerge from the Deep State's relentless pursuit of something, anything, that could bring down his administration...namely, their recent obsession with this woman, Scottish actress and wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Louise Linton.

Linton

 

For those who glossed over this particular storyline, Linton sparked an 'international crisis' just a couple of weeks ago when she made the mistake of responding to a social media troll on Instragram who took issue with Linton posting pictures of herself disembarking from a private, taxpayer-funded, private plane.  Here was Linton's snarky retort:

“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!”

 

Not surprisingly, the message provided all the ammunition the Left needed to open a whole new front in their war against the Trump admin.  And, to our complete shock, within hours an 'independent' watchdog group called Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility filed a FOIA request for all of Steve Mnuchin's travel records based on allegations that he may have inappropriately utilized a government plane just to get a closer look at the eclipse. 

 

Now, you may have thought the whole scandal was put to rest when the Washington Post reported that Mnuchin and his wife viewed the eclipse from the roof of Fort Knox, where they were attending official meetings along with Senate leader Mitch McConnell, 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.

...something that could have been easily verified with a quick peak at Mitch McConnell's Facebook page (notice the glasses in McConnell's hand)...

But if you thought the Deep State would give up that easily then you drastically underestimate their resolve to get to the bottom of 'Eclipsegate2017'...it's not as if this is some minor issue like Hillary's missing emails.

All of which brings us to the present and today's announcement from the Treasury Department's inspector general that an all new inquiry has now been opened to, once again, investigate precisely where Steve Mnuchin was standing during the eclipse last month.  Per The Hill:

“We are reviewing the circumstances of the Secretary’s August 21 flight ... to determine whether all applicable travel, ethics, and appropriation laws and policies were observed,” counsel Rich Delmar said in a statement to The Washington Post on Thursday.

 

“When our review is complete, we will advise the appropriate officials, in accordance with the Inspector General Act and established procedures,” Delmar continued.

Of course, we suspect it's only a matter of time until this very serious matter is transferred to Special Counsel Mueller who should probably start his investigation here: Linton's Maxim photoshoot.

Finally, since we know this is the only reason you clicked on this post anyway...here you go.  Happy Friday.

Linton

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New_Meat's picture

Eye-candy of a Friday night ;-)

We miss Robo-Trader and Visual Combat.

curbjob's picture

Louise Linton,  smart goy cookie that one.

If  you're going to get tribefucked, at least get paid . 

krispkritter's picture

I'd much rather see Hillary in those outfits/poses.  Would remind me to physically blind myself with a red hot poker to all the real injustices in the Swamp and that pant-suited freak of nature.  FFS is this the gasps of the Leftist media dying on the vine?  Sure hope so.

curbjob's picture

Yup, noise.

These are the last days in cuckoo land .. make the most of them.

overbet's picture

Trump's way to remove him.

BaBaBouy's picture

Butt Butt Butt He was going to check on the USA Unencumbered Ft. Knox GOLD -er Tungsten Reserves... Wink Wink...

Pinto Currency's picture

FBI's Kallstrom: Comey with Clintons from the Beginning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umTNfDDRcZQ

Comey writing draft exoneration letter for Clinotn in spring 2016 before interviews of witnesses.

HowdyDoody's picture

Eeeew! We know where she has been.

 

chumbawamba's picture

Fuck this whore.  You know the only reason she's with some ugly Jew like Steven Mnunchin is because he offered her anything she wants, and he has the connections to deliver.  Ultimate materialism.  These are the souls for which hell burns.

I am Chumbawamba.

So It Goes's picture

Chumba dude - you know better.

The man marries the most beautiful woman he can afford.

The woman marries the man with the fattest wallet.

Onasis, Trump, Prince Charles...... Believe in Hell all you want - the present is here and now - human nature.

 

peippe's picture

she appears to be chock-full of bitchy goodness.

just let her take 1/2 of stevie's stuff in four years or so.

drendebe10's picture

Wutta buncha fukn fabricated horse's sht this story is.  Who the fuk cares. Fukda msm, Fukda deep state. Fukemall.

So It Goes's picture

Her grammar and word choice is atrocious.  She is semiliterate alas.

The body is streamlined.  That never goes out of style.  

Just hire a proof reader before you popping off - Ivana knows better.

Is being so hot the get out of jail free card?

PlayMoney's picture

If i'm deep state....yeah i would go look into that some more too.

tkoski6600's picture

Thank you for the flashback to Robo-Trader.  I miss his postings, as well.

Eyes Opened's picture

Lets hope this story grows legs.... long sexy legs....  :-)

karenm's picture

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Jimbeau's picture

Yeah... she has Mnuchin's saliva all over her... yuch!

Yellow_Snow's picture

She's Back...  Me thinks one of the Tyler's has a crush on her

PlayMoney's picture

All of them do. Even the female Tylers. Come out of hiding guys...ADMIT IT!

Handful of Dust's picture

The femi-nazis hate her for being so smart and beautiful.

The Tylers and 99% of zh'ers drool over her.

I'm in the drooling group.

 

hairball48's picture

"I'm in the drooling group."

me too :)

DontGive's picture

Not here.

Can't get behind a gold-digger.

MEFOBILLS's picture

The femi-nazis hate her for being so smart and beautiful.

Femi-Nazi's are usually ugly and have psycho-sexual hangups.  This is why Eugenics is important.  If you have a population of intelligent and beautiful women, then you will have fewer problems.

Also, Nazi's knew that women are attracted to alpha males.  Women don't give a damn about race, only what man can protect her into old age.  Or, give her strong son's who can protect her.  Evolution means that women are not racially conscious, hence Shiksa's going over to the Tribe dark side.  Asian out-marry rate is another indication that women don't give a damn about race.

So, giving women the vote and freedom has shown that they do not make good choices, and they cannot... because they are not evolutionarily equipped.  

Capt Tripps's picture

Almost makes up for the DWS Medusa torture with which they have inflicted upon us.

 

Almost... 

 

Who am I kidding, rubbin one out right meow!

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Buffett is holding 3D glasses - to make the single stack of tungsten gold plated bars look like a vault full. 

That skinny bitch has no hips, and not much else either.

Would be like riding a bicycle with flat tires over railway ties.

Pass.  

Tiwin's picture

pass-yeah right. lets see whats in your bed.

Laughing Sawfish's picture

Well said but ZH put her out there as a goddess. Sorry, but for Munchin's money, he could have done better. Case in point: Melania. Trump knows how to buy tail.

mkhs's picture

A wise old American saying that I just invented: bad sex is better than no sex.

T-NUTZ's picture

woka woka!!

 

chunga's picture

These politician people are fucking gross.

rejected's picture

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.

Yea,,, Right!

“We are reviewing the circumstances of the Secretary’s August 21 flight ... to determine whether all applicable travel, ethics, and appropriation laws and policies were observed,

Government,,, Ethics?

Finally, since we know this is the only reason you clicked on this post anyway...here you go.  Happy Friday.

She's okay.... a little lacking in the class department.

stormsailor's picture

i'd do that across the floor up the wall and across the ceiling and back down hope there is a snail trail all the way around

Anteater's picture

I can hear FDR paraphrasing, "A New Zioni in every cabinet post, and their schiksah in uhh, every, uhh, Fort Knox roof."

You'all do realize you need a Defense National Security Clearance to be up on the roof of Fort Knox, right?

You'all do realize Mnuchin doesn't have that clearance, ...and neither does his schiksah bitch.

Nobody has visited Fort Knox since WW2, when they took all the 24k bars out.

All Mnuchin visited was melted down jewelry the Feds seized.

He would know that. He would have no interest.

Mnuchin's theft of a government plane

makes Hillary look like a piker.

MAZEL TUV! L'CHAIM!

WINNING!!

NADA!!!

 

silverer's picture

Kind of makes you wonder where Hillary was standing when Seth Rich hit the ground. Nobody seems to be interested in that one.

Baron von Bud's picture

She was sitting at her desk waiting for the phone call to confirm the job was done.

JackMeOff's picture

Love you ZH!  That last pic is the only reason why I clicked on this thread.

Bill of Rights's picture

When do they start investigating the Mooch who traveled the world in AF1 on my dime?

RedDwarf's picture

Selective prosecution, one of the greatest signs of corruption.  This is triply so when multiple and obvious cases of outright treason and fraud are not investigated or prosecuted, but minor cases are pursued.

Mercuryquicksilver's picture

You go get 'em Treasury AG Richard Delmar !!!!

DelmarR@oig.treas.gov

taggaroonie's picture

That gold digger can audit gold too? What a catch.

Robert Trip's picture

"It's da plane Boss.

It's da plane!'

"Ah yes Toto.

I hear it now

We have more visitors Toto."