So like any two people using government money to get a better view of a celestial event, they went up to the roof, put on their likely-designer eclipse glasses, planted their asses atop the $200 billion US gold reserve and looked up.
The group is requesting records on the authorization and costs for the trip and any other uses of a government plane since Mnuchin's appointment as treasury secretary.
Linton, an actress whose appeared in movies you've likely never heard of like "Serial Daters Anonymous", and "Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story", married Mnuchin, worth an estimated $500 million, in June.
When someone posted a comment on Linton's Instagram picture that criticized the way Linton touted the trip, the treasury secretary's wife swung back hard, mentioning the extreme wealth she and her husband control.
That day, Mnuchin joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at an event in Louisville and a then traveled to Fort Knox, ostensibly to tour the U.S. Army gold depository, though a Louisville Courier-Journal report suggested Mnuchin and Linton also went there to view the eclipse. "Adorable", Linton wrote in response to a woman who quipped that she was glad taxpayers funded "their little getaway" to Kentucky.
"It turns out that Mnuchin did view the eclipse while he was in Kentucky, and from an extraordinary place: Just outside the path of totality, from the roof of the nation's fabled Fort Knox, atop almost $200 billion in American gold", The Washington Post reports. Adorable!" Linton wrote. "Do you think the United States govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! "Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?"
CREW spokesman Jordan Libowitz told the Post, "We're not sure about the motive for the trip, but we filed the [Freedom of Information Act request] to get more information about it".
"Treasury officials said Thursday that the trip was planned explicitly around 'official government travel, ' rejecting the idea that the Fort Knox visit and the appearance at a luncheon for the local chamber of commerce were mere cover", The Post adds.
Linton has since apologized for the post calling it "inappropriate and highly insensitive". Linton's publicist later issued her "apology", which was anything but honest and genuine.