Mnuchin may have violated ethics rule with ‘Lego Batman’ comment, senator says

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, makes an opening statement during a confirmation hearing for Steven Mnuchin.

A U.S. senator said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may have violated his ethics agreement by encouraging people to watch a movie he produced.

In a letter, Sen. Ron Wyden told Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub of his concerns following a comment Mnuchin made on Friday.

In an interview, Mnuchin said — after being asked for a movie recommendation — “I’m not allowed to promote anything that I’m involved in. So I just want to have the legal disclosure, you’ve asked me the question, and I am not promoting any product.

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