Secretary Mnuchin: My honeymoon is national security issueStaff Writer | September 15, 2017
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has defended asking to use a government plane for his honeymoon travel this summer, claiming his request was “purely a national security issue.”
America Mnuchin requested the use of a U.S. Air Force jet
Mnuchin married the Scottish actress Louise Linton in June. According to the report, using such an aircraft could have cost taxpayers as much as $25,000 per hour.
In an interview with Politico Live on Thursday, Mnuchin said his staff made the request so he could have “access to secure communication” throughout his trip.
“This had nothing to do with convenience,” he said. “This was purely a national security issue.” ■