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Mnuchin Racked Up Nearly $1M Bill On Taxpayer-Funded Military Flights

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Mnuchin Racked Up Nearly $1M Bill On Taxpayer-Funded Military Flights
A watchdog group says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appears not to have traveled on commercial aircraft while in office — and that can get pricey.
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's military plane travel reportedly cost taxpayers nearly $1 million.

Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington obtained documents through a Freedom of Information Act request.

CREW says Mnuchin racked up that bill in the spring and fall of 2017 on eight trips — both domestic and overseas —  on military aircraft.

In a statement, the Treasury Department said CREW's report "consists of falsehoods and mischaracterizations."

The department points out CREW's admission that Mnuchin's travel requests are similar to those submitted by Obama-era secretaries. CREW notes Mnuchin has apparently never used a commercial aircraft while in office and that the Obama secretaries did.