Mnuchin sought military jet for his European honeymoon: report

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked for a military jet to take him and his wife on their European honeymoon, according to a report late Wednesday.

The unusual request triggered an inquiry by the Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General, ABC News reported, and Mnuchin’s office ended up withdrawing the request after deciding it was “unnecessary.”

An Air Force spokesman told ABC News that the requested jet costs about $25,000 an hour to operate.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who’s on the Senate Finance Committee, told ABC News that he was flabbergasted by the request. “You don’t need a giant rulebook of government requirements to just say yourself, ‘This is common sense, it’s wrong,’” Wyden said.

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