Eclipsegate Returns: Mnuchin Requested Government Jet For European Honeymoon

Tyler Durden's picture

Last month, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's trophy wife Louise Linton posted the following ill-advised response to an Instagram troll that, among other things, condescendingly blasted the suggestion that Mnuchin/Linton used government planes "for our honeymoon or personal travel."

“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!”

 

The whole episode sparked outrage on the left and resulted in a watchdog group filing a FOIA request for all of Steve Mnuchin's travel logs (see:  Watchdog Group Files FOIA Request For Mnuchin's Flight Logs After Wife's Instagram Spat) to see whether his official travel may have been scheduled around the solar eclipse so that he and his new wife could catch a glimpse of the rare event from the comfort of a private government plane.

Alas, it now seems that even if the U.S. government didn't ultimately pay for Linton's honeymoon or personal travel that Mnuchin at least gave it the 'good ole college try'.  According to Bloomberg, Mnuchin requested a U.S. Air Force jet for his honeymoon in Europe last month "for national security reasons" but subsequently withdrew the request after realizing he wasn't really that important to the world at large. 

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought to use a U.S. Air Force jet for his honeymoon to Europe last month for national security reasons, a request that was later withdrawn.

 

Mnuchin and his wife, actress Louise Linton, eventually decided not to travel on a government plane, the Treasury Department said in a statement after an ABC News report on the matter. His request is now part of an inquiry by the Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General, ABC news reported Wednesday, citing unnamed officials. The cost is about $25,000 an hour, ABC reported, citing an Air Force spokesman.

 

Mnuchin’s request for personal travel at taxpayer expense was made out of concern for him having a secure method of communications, given issues ranging from Iran to Venezuela to North Korea, a Treasury spokeswoman said. After it became apparent that other methods of protected communication were available, Mnuchin decided not to use military aircraft, she said.

Meanwhile, the whole episode has resulted in a full review of Mnuchin's travel by the Treasury inspector general.

The Treasury inspector general said it is reviewing the trip “to determine whether all applicable travel, ethics and appropriate laws and policies were observed” in response to public inquiries.

 

Rich Delmar, counsel to the inspector general, said by telephone Wednesday that the review is now looking at "all requests for and use of government aircraft" by Mnuchin.

 

The Treasury said that Linton, 36, will reimburse the government for transportation costs when she travels with Mnuchin on official business.

Just a word to the wise Ms. Linton, if you're going to take the 'high road' in your condescending social media rants then you might want to first make sure you're actually on that road.

We're sure that many Americans would hate to see you have to depart the Treasury department prematurely. 

Linton

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LawsofPhysics's picture

Jews are gonna Jew ya, it's what they do.

In the meantime...

"Full Faith and Credit"

TeamDepends's picture

So that he can feel more important, how 'bout a B-1 dropping a daisy-cutter on Munchkin's house?

BaBaBouy's picture

@ Free Gobmint Plane...?

Its not like he's marrying the FED ...

The Alarmist's picture

Could have gotten a great fare on Air China. Don't know if they'd accept his platinum card, though.

robertsgt40's picture

Louise is what all high end hookers aspire to.....hitting the motherload. 

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Not to put to fine a point on it, but isnt she taking the bankster Jew's motherlode?

Stackers's picture

Liberal hypocrisy.

Dont I remember artcl's on here about Hillary jet setting across the country with her pals to go to her chef's retirement party ?

And Mrs Obama's European shopping vacations ?

greenskeeper carl's picture

While that's certainly true, it's still annoying that these plutocrats can't rent their own fucking plane if they're too good to fly commercial. Of course that's what you get when you start surrounding yourself with Goldman Sachs types. Trump has no one to blame for this but himself.

The Alarmist's picture

Years ago, on a trading floor in NYC, one of my Italian-American colleagues asked one of my Jewish colleagues if the dream of every Jewish mother was for her son to become a doctor, but before he could answer I chimed in with, "No, her dream is that he doesn't marry a schicksa!"

20-20 Hindsight's picture

There we go again, with the futile LIb. vs Con. debate.  This is about ALL OF US getting sodomized by pricks from the upper echelons of society.  This has got to stop... FUCK!

booboo's picture

"Goddamn it honey that tweet just cost you four blow jobs now get over here and put your finger up my butthole and hum out the star spangled banner"

NumNutt's picture

Wow really, who does he think he is trying to use a government aircraft and personnel for personal reasons.......Obama?  Everyone knows only the magically gifted black muslim is allowed to do that shit.

The Wizard's picture

This is a perfect representation of the elitist mentality of the people in government. Service to our country, what a joke. It would be more accurate to say theft of our country. These people really believe they know what is best for the citizens of this country. They don't perceive us as state citizens but rather 14th amendment subject/slaves.

jcaz's picture

.....And yet, his  request got turned down.   My request got turned down, too;

But not Barry.  Or Barry's wife.  Or Barry's posse.   Is Bill still flying around just for the hell of it?

Great non-news here.

StackShinyStuff's picture

That picture just made me do something prematurely...

Son of Loki's picture

Who does Munchin think he is borrwing the big gubmint jet for his personal entertainment?

Moochelle Obama?

20-20 Hindsight's picture

My comment above to Stackers applies to you as well.  This is not about being black, white or yellow.  It's time for plebs such as ourselves to start pointing the finger in the right places.  Obama, Trump, Munchkin, who the fuck cares... they're all the same.  

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

"...only the magically gifted black muslim is allowed to do that shit."

Didn't Nazi Pelosi also pull that shit?

drendebe10's picture

Same old corrupt bullsht, justa different buncha azzhoes. Fukemall

wisehiney's picture

He's right.

Those eurojihadis would think that his old lady was those 72 virgins come to earth at all in one.

lester1's picture

Bloomberg is the source for this article?

 

Lol

duck dodgers's picture

Drumpf sure is draining that swamp.

moman's picture

'Let them eat cake'  


Byrond's picture

Stick their decapitated heads on a vanilla cake. Blood flows over the frosting. 

Gold Pedant's picture

'Let them suffix everything with -gate'

Oh look! A controversy! Let's be all cuddly and cute millenials and stick -gate at the end of every word!

samsara's picture

I bet for her price tag, she could take the chrome off a trailer hitch.

Philo Beddoe's picture

No way she is blowing that guy. Some other dude maybe. 

With him she will just lie still for 60 seconds wait for him to shoot his load and then run and take a shower and ask for a nice gift afterward. 

moman's picture

Dat Ho is earnin every penny  ...... Muchkin has a face like a  day-old-matza ball .

Son of Loki's picture

Talk dirty as you may, I think she's hot!

Put politics aside and enjoy the moment......

The far left Femi-Nazis have to hate her---wealthy and gorgeous.

optimator's picture

Munkins may be screwing the world, but to this one it's like opening up a window and F---ing the world.

847328_3527's picture

There more people he and his main squeeze trigger on the left, the happier I am.

Ms Munchkin's photo alone is enough to give Rosie O'Donnell seizures and lesbo Lena Dunham an orgasm.

edwardoplunkett's picture

Yep. She's fucking hot. And when she's not, buy another one. It's sweet to be loaded.

Nobody For President's picture

Yeah, you could have left off the article about social media and planes and shit and just published the picture...

Theta_Burn's picture

Secretary of the treasury is small time, now if he was secretary of state, he could have flown all over the world on offical buisness while simultaneously creating a foundation in the billions, with the result of even more accolades being heaped upon him...

“Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.”-ThomasJefferson's picture

The greedy jew is worth nearly a billion $US, and he's too cheap to fly private?

A sick, twisted, greedy, fucking jew.

Nothing more on this subject.

silverer's picture

I think Barry and Michelle Obama are being sued by Judicial Watch for millions in unauthorized spending on their Hawaii vacations. You probably won't hear much about it on TV. I wonder why?

drendebe10's picture

Fukdat pair of freeloading corrupt phony fags. Fat fukn chance the lawsuit if true sees the light of day. Too bad.

Koba the Dread's picture

I haven't heard much of it from Judicial Watch either.

Byrond's picture

Epilepticgate returns, Mr. Munchkin has a treasure and requested a lovernment jet for European wovemaking. On the jet, just to be clear. 

Calculus99's picture

"National Security" is THE great catch-all excuse. 

 

ludwigvmises's picture

Trump needs to fire this Goldmanite. His wife is a security risk.

Fake Trump's picture

Check who have fucked her previously. 

I hate cunton's picture

I make 5 cents a day from home on the internet.  You can too.  It's easy.

Jackie Moon's picture

Never marry a stripper.

venturen's picture

if you have enough money...always marry a stripper. They know what they are there for