Steven Mnuchin requested a government jet for his honeymoon in Europe

REUTERS  RICK WILKING

A written request was made by Mr Mnuchin's office for the military plane but ultimately it was not pursued.

A Treasury Department spokesman released a statement Wednesday evening acknowledging that Mnuchin had requested the jet, but said the secretary had done so because he wanted to maintain secure communications during extended travel.

Rich Delmar, counsel to the inspector-general, said by phone on Wednesday that the review is now looking at "all requests for and use of government aircraft" by Mnuchin.

The Treasury Department says Mnuchin, a member of the National Security Council, was concerned about making sure he had secure communications.

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Bryant also earned First Team All- NBA honors 11 times and was a member of the All-Defensive First Team nine times. He retired in 2016 with a bravura 60-point performance in his farewell game against Utah.

On that trip, the Secretary and his wife did fly on an Air Force jet.

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Dave Camp, a former Republican congressman from MI who spent years working on tax reform, praised the White House for placing a priority on tax reform and for spending months working with the House and Senate on a plan.

The use of the jet was denied, according to the report, but it would have cost about $25,000 an hour to operate the aircraft for the trip.

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While this whole story is juicy enough on its own, this comes just a few short weeks after Linton posted a photo of the couple exiting a government plane for a "great #daytrip to #Kentucky!"

Mnuchin said on Tuesday that he hopes tax-reform legislation is bipartisan, but that Republicans are prepared to use reconciliation if a bill won't be able to get the 60 votes in the Senate needed to overcome a filibuster. He said he was "incredibly hopeful" a tax plan could be enacted this year, adding it could be retroactive to January.

The best part? This all may have gone unnoticed, but Linton's saucy comments on Instagram caused people to notice. "Did you think the United States govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?!"

But between the dubious reasons for Linton's presence on a government jet in August and news that Mnuchin wanted to use government property for his personal travel, it has some claiming that this behavior spells bigger problems in the administration as a whole.

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