US Treasury Announces New Steps To Stem Flow Of Money To North Korea
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced new sanctions against Chinese individuals and businesses Thursday.LEARN MORE
A Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested a government plane for his European honeymoon earlier this summer.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested a government plane for his European honeymoon earlier this summer.
Mnuchin married actress Louise Linton back in June.
ABC News cited anonymous sources when it first reported Mnuchin's request. A Treasury Department spokesperson later confirmed the news, saying Mnuchin did it because of his national security duties.
Because Mnuchin is on the president's National Security Council, he needs to have a line of secure communication available, and a government plane would offer that.
"It is imperative that [Mnuchin] have access to secure communications, and it is our practice to consider a wide range of options to ensure he has these capabilities during his travel, including the possible use of military aircraft," the spokesperson told ABC.
The treasury spokesperson says Mnuchin's office pulled the request for a government plane after it found another option for that communication line.
The Treasury's Office of Inspector General is already reviewing a separate trip Mnuchin and Linton made to Kentucky on a government plane in August.
The inspector general's counsel told The Washington Post the office is looking at "all requests for and use of government aircraft," but wouldn't give more details about an inquiry into Mnuchin's honeymoon request.
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker face off Tuesday in Georgia's runoff election.By Brynn Anderson / AP
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. will remain a friend of Israel even as it pursues goals that Prime Minister Netanyahu has opposed.By Carolyn Kaster / AP
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker will face off in a runoff election Tuesday to wrap up the 2022 midterms.By AP
Kirstie Alley died of cancer that was recently diagnosed, according to a social media post by her children.By Invision / AP
Expert say incidents are being seen in court as less a "meteor falling from sky" and more of something that companies should be prepared for.By Stephen Spillman / AP
Sudan's coup leaders and the main pro-democracy group signed a deal Monday to establish a civilian-led transitional government.By Marwan Ali / AP