- U.S. taxpayers continue to pay for Mnuchin’s travel benefits, according to The Daily Beast.
- Since leaving office, more than $ 30,000 has been spent on accommodation in Mnuchin’s security hotels.
- Trump extended all-day security for six months for his children Mnuchin and two other employees.
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Former Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin left his post in January, but hotel accommodation for undercover agents still costs US taxpayers more than $ 30,000, according to The Daily Beast.
A review of federal spending data from The Daily Beast revealed a $ 15,604 contract that reads, “MUNICH VISIT USSS RESERVATION ROOM ST. REGIS ̵
In a second contract, $ 16,658 was spent on hotel accommodation under “FORMER SECRETARY OF TREASURES MUNCHIN VISIT – SECRET SERVICE SUPPORT.” The agreement overlaps with the first agreement and lists the US embassy in Doha as a source of funding.
According to The Daily Beast, fees exclude salary, flight expenses and overtime pay.
Mnuchin was not available for comment when he contacted The Daily Beast on Saturday.
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Former administration staff outside of former presidents usually do not receive additional protection from the secret services.
However, former President Donald Trump expanded in six months the details of all-day security for his elderly children and three senior officials, including Mnuchin, before leaving office, writes The Washington Post
Other former members of the Trump administration who have received security include former chief of staff Mark Meadows and former national security adviser Robert O’Brien, according to The Post.
Taxpayer-funded security details include former senior adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband, former senior adviser Jared Kushner, along with Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump and Tiffany Trump.
Trump’s grandchildren are also part of the expansion of security details due to their proximity to their parents.