The US Treasury Department opened an inquiry into Secretary Steven Mnuchin after he asked to use a government jet to whisk him and his wife away on their European honeymoon.
However, the secretary's office eventually decided using the US Air Force jet, which costs roughly $25,000 per hour to operate, was unnecessary. Mnunchin is worth an estimated $300 million.
He apparently requested the jet to have a secure line of communication, a spokesman for the Treasury department said.
Steven Mnuchin asked to use a government jet on his honeymoon. In August, his wife Louise Linton posted this photo of them stepping of the government plane in Kentucky with hashtags for several designer brands
Democrat senator and member of the Senate Finance Committee Ron Wyden told ABC News: 'You don't need a giant rulebook of government requirements to just say yourself, "This is common sense, it's wrong,"'
'That's just slap your forehead stuff.'
Mnuchin made his