When asked if there was a review of the request, an official with the Treasury Department's Inspector General, which investigates allegations of wrongdoing within the agency, told CNN Wednesday "We are looking at all requests and uses of government aircraft".
The request was later deemed to be unnecessary, a Treasury Department spokesman said.
The request was ultimately rescinded after they realized the incredibly obvious fact that there are plenty of other ways to make sure Mnuchin has access to secure communications that don't involve commandeering military aircraft.
This news comes on the heels of a related controversy in which Mnuchin and his wife flew on a government plane to Kentucky on the day of the solar eclipse. The "Moochin' Mnuchins" were a hot topic on social media on Thursday, as commenters reviewed the pair's outrages, the latest dubbed the "Love Jet". Linton posted a photo to Instagram after the trip in which she promoted the high-end designer brands she wore while disembarking the government plane.
Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat who sits on the Senate Finance Committee, told ABC News: "You don't need a giant rule book of government requirements to just say yourself "This is common sense, it's wrong".
Mnuchin's trip to Kentucky included a stop at a chamber luncheon in Louisville and Fort Knox, where he, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and others watched the August 21 eclipse.
A Republican close to the tax-reform effort said Mnuchin has had several similar awkward moments during private meetings on tax reform.
Mnuchin's wife, actress Louise Linton, sparked a public furor after that trip when she chided a woman on Instagram who had accused Linton of flashing her wealth while traveling to a poor part of the country.
Twice is not necessarily a pattern of behavior, but the fact that Mnuchin has been accused of misusing government jets - which are extremely expensive and paid for by taxes - does not look good.
A Treasury spokesperson defended the requests as needful for secured communications.
Mnuchin added that services firms, especially accounting companies, will no longer have the benefits of a pass-through rate, and will also have to pay a higher income tax rate. "Did you think the USA govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?!" The commenter, OR resident Jennifer Miller, wrote an op-ed for CNN saying Linton was the one who is out of touch.
This is the second time in two months that Mnuchin's travel has come under scrutiny.
Only four have remained to the vote. "For the first time in a generation, we are bringing the Games back to the City of Angels". The last American city to bid for the Summer Games was Chicago, losing the 2016 Olympic vote to Rio de Janeiro.
Credit cards, a chain and an open padlock is seen in front of displayed Equifax logo in this illustration taken September 8, 2017. And to do it securely! Further, personal information for United Kingdom and Canadian residents may have been impacted as well.
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Since last month, the Albany average has risen 64.6 cents, and motorists were paying 75.5 cents more per gallon than a year ago . Gas prices usually begin to go down around Labor Day, as the summer driving season comes to an end.
Hill has been with ESPN since 2006 and has co-hosted the 6 p.m. broadcast of SportsCenter alongside Michael Smith since February. Strong words, but it's hard to argue that Trump, the president literally endorsed by the KKK, is not spreading white supremacy.
North Korea claimed last weekend to have developed its most powerful nuclear weapon yet: A hydrogen bomb that could reach the US. Rodman has apparently visited the Korean penninsula several times but that he and Kim rarely touch on politics.
Weatherunderground's Jeff Masters said a strike on the west Florida coast was the most likely option. If the storm moved into the Gulf of Mexico, Masters said that surge could lean more towards 8 feet.
To be clear, there is no proof of widespread illegal voting or voter fraud in the 2016 election - or in any American election. The commission does not have the ability to do a Jedi mind trick on a state legislature and force them to adopt anything".
The All Whites remain outside the top 100 in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings. Poland , Switzerland , France , South-American champions, Chile and Colombia make up the top ten.
The Electric Cooperatives of SC reported almost 15,000 customers without power, majority in Oconee and Charleston counties. She adds that utility providers have said they hope to have power restored for all of southeast Florida by the weekend.
Game 144 Recap: Cubs 8, Mets 3
The Chicago Cubs have opened online registration for fans seeking to buy tickets for potential postseason games at Wrigley Field . With Chicago's first-place lead in the National League Central dwindling, the Cubs couldn't afford to wait much longer.
Rebel Wilson Wins Millions In Defamation Case
Outside court, Wilson's teaching specialist, Richar Leder, said his customer would be completely excited with the choice. When the jury delivered its verdict they answered every single question in my favor.
UB edges up in annual US News college rankings
The university saw a slight increase in its peer assessment score, which ticked up a tenth of a percent to 3.2 percent this year. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings , released Tuesday, Sept. 12, place the UI in a tie with Miami University of Ohio.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo revealed
Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., a dedicated subsidiary of Porsche AG, imports and distributes Porsche vehicles in Canada. That marks an improvement of 30 hp and 14 lb-ft over the previous model , which packed a twin-turbo 4.8-liter V-8.
US Dollar Bid and Safe Haven Currencies Offered
The euro was lower, with EUR/USD sliding 0.32% to 1.1997, after rising as high as 1.2092 on Friday, the most since January 2015. The dollar index .DXY , which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was up 0.66 percent at 91.955.
Slightly injured pope ends Colombia tour with unity appeal
The Pope can be seen with bruising as he greets crowds after the accident. "When you don't want to see, you don't see", he said. Francis used the trip to urge Colombians deeply polarized by a peace plan to shun vengeance after a bloody 50-year civil war.