Secretary Mnuchin: My honeymoon is national security issue
As ABC News reported Wednesday, the former Goldman Sachs banker requested the use of a U.S. Air Force jet during his honeymoon travel in France, Italy and Scotland.
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.” ■