Steven Mnuchin

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US Sanctions Russians, Warns of Cyberthreat to Energy Grid

Mnuchin says US won't tolerate 'malign Russian cyber activity'

(Newser) - The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 election, including 13 indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. The penalties also include the first use of new powers that Congress passed last year to punish Moscow for election meddling. Those targets include officials working... More »

After Missteps, Mnuchin's Wife Turns to Protocol Expert

Louise Linton says she is 'super duper sorry' over gaffes last year

(Newser) - Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin, did not have a great 2017 in the public eye. First came her Instagram fiasco in which she belittled a critic of her love of branding, then came an unfortunate photo op with newly printed dollar bills. Now, she's back... More »

US Tightens Screws on 2 of Kim's Most Trusted Aides

Treasury sanctions top officials, bans them from dealing with US citizens

(Newser) - The US Treasury Department has issued sanctions against two officials it describes as "key leaders of North Korea's unlawful weapons programs." The sanctions against Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol block them from any property or interests in property within US jurisdiction and prohibit them from... More »

Secret Service Interviews Man About Sending Poop to Mnuchin

Psychologist Robby Strong is taking credit for the gift-wrapped horse manure

(Newser) - The US Secret Service confirmed Monday it interviewed a person claiming responsibility for the gift-wrapped horse poop that turned up at Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's house Saturday in Los Angeles, the AP reports. Secret Service spokesperson Cody Starken declined to identify the individual who was interviewed. But More »

Someone Gave Treasury Sec a Box of Poop

From 'the American people;' Secret Service is investigating

(Newser) - It wasn't exactly a flaming bag of dog poop, but Steve Mnuchin lives in a nicer than average neighborhood: Authorities say a gift-wrapped box of horse manure addressed to the US Treasury secretary was found near his home in Los Angeles, reports the AP . The package was found Saturday... More »

WH and Lawyer: Trump Not Talking About Firing Mueller

Marc Short, Steven Mnuchin, and Ty Cobb all said the same thing

(Newser) - Two high-ranking members of Donald Trump's team said there's been no talk at the White House of firing Robert Mueller, even as the president's legal team accused the special counsel of obtaining emails from the Trump transition team illegally. Appearing on Meet the Press today, White House... More »

White House Torn Over ObamaCare Mandate Repeal

At least one Republican senator is balking at the idea

(Newser) - The White House is sending mixed signals about the fate of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as it tries to corral enough votes in the Senate to pass tax reform. After President Trump said he would like to see repeal of the mandate as part of the tax... More »

Mnuchin, Wife Mocked After Posing With Money

Latest photo with $1 bills isn't doing them any favors

(Newser) - If Louise Linton hoped to avoid future criticism for her luxury lifestyle, well, better luck next year. While touring the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, the Scottish actress posed with her husband, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, while holding a sheet of new $1 bills. The... More »

Watchdog Finds 'Disconnnect' on Mnuchin's Flights

Rich Delmar says they were legal but poorly justified

(Newser) - "Just because something is legal doesn't make it right," White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said when setting down new travel rules —and it was a line that a Treasury Department watchdog decided to include in his report on Steven Mnuchin's travel. In his review... More »

Did Tillerson's Statement Just Make Things Worse?

Gist of coverage is that his ties with Trump remain irreparably damaged

(Newser) - Rex Tillerson made the unusual move Wednesday of calling a news conference to refute reports that he's on the outs with President Trump and came close to resigning his post as secretary of state. So it's safe to say Tillerson is in DC for a while? Don't... More »

Rove: Trump Will Be 'Loser' in Fight With NFL Players

Steve Mnuchin, Terry Bradshaw, others weigh in

(Newser) - Figures from the worlds of politics and sports took to the Sunday talk shows to weigh in on President Trump's call for NFL players who protest during the national anthem to be fired .
  • Steve Mnuchin told ABC's This Week that NFL owners should create a rule forcing players
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Mnuchin: Jet Request Was All About National Security

And he says as a New Yorker, he didn't care about eclipse

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday his request for use of a government plane for his European honeymoon earlier this summer was about national security and not his own personal convenience. Mnuchin said as a member of the president's National Security Council, he needed a secure communications link with... More »

Treasury Secretary Asked for Air Force Jet for Honeymoon

Steven Mnuchin's request was turned down

(Newser) - As a wealthy former Goldman Sachs banker, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is used to traveling in style—but his request for a government plane to take him and new wife Louise Linton on their European honeymoon was rejected. Officials tell ABC News that Mnuchin's office made a formal—and... More »

Mnuchin's Wife: Controversy Was Wake-Up Call for Me

Louise Linton again apologizes over 'patronizing' comments to critic

(Newser) - The wife of Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin has doubled down on her apology over a social media snub that saw her likened to Marie Antoinette. "I want to say I concede completely to the comments of my critics," Louise Linton tells Washington Life magazine. "It’s clear... More »

Abbott: Texas Will Need Up to $180 Billion in Harvey Recovery

The governor said damage is on the scale of Katrina

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday called on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's debt limit, saying it was time to "put politics aside" so storm victims in Texas can get the help they need.... More »

Is Harriet Tubman's Spot on $20 Bill in Danger?

Treasury secretary seems to imply it may not be happening

(Newser) - Harriet Tubman's spot on the $20 bill may be in danger. The Treasury secretary under President Obama announced that slave-owning Andrew Jackson, the current occupant of the bill, would be replaced with Tubman by 2020 (though Jackson would remain on the back of the bill). But asked about the... More »

Treasury Secretary's Wife Reacts to Backlash Over Instagram Post

Louise Linton had gone after commenter who railed into her over luxury lifestyle

(Newser) - Louise Linton had her "let them eat cake" moment , but now she's eating crow. The Scottish actress and new wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin issued a short apology Tuesday after posting a picture of herself on Instagram disembarking from a military jet (she'd accompanied Mnuchin on... More »

Treasury Secretary's Wife Has a Marie Antoinette Moment

Louise Linton likes her labels

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin flew to Louisville, Ky., to push for changes to the tax code on Monday, and if that sounds like a potential opportunity to plug #valentinorockstudheels, well, you'd be surprised. Mnuchin's wife of two months , the Scottish actress Louise Linton, accompanied her husband on the... More »

Trump A-Listers Flock to Mnuchin Wedding

President attended, Mike Pence officiated at the Treasury secretary's big day

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tied the knot for the third time on Saturday, and he did so with scads of heavy-hitters from the Trump administration in the crowd—including the president himself, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, who officiated. The 54-year-old Mnuchin married 36-year-old Scottish-born actress Louise Linton,... More »

Trump Tax Plan Cuts Top Tax Rate to 35%

It would also reduce number of brackets from 7 to 3

(Newser) - The White House on Wednesday began laying out President Trump's tax plan, which calls for sharp cuts for businesses and individuals. The administration says the cuts will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class, though lawmakers were worried about ballooning federal deficits. Much... More »

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