Steve Mnuchin racked up $1 million for flights on taxpayer's dime

Steve Mnuchin
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spent nearly $1 million of taxpayer's money on eight trips in 2017 by choosing to fly on military aircraft instead of flying commercial, according to new documents obtained by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Why it matters: Mnuchin, who was criticized for his travel choices last fall, is the latest Trump administration official to come under fire for frivolous spending of government funds — something that has infuriated both the president and his chief of staff, John Kelly.