FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. The Treasury Department says that concerns about secure communications with government agencies is what prompted Mnuchin to inquire about using a government plane for his European honeymoon in August. In a statement, the department says the request for a government plane was withdrawn because a "secure communications option was identified" without the use of a government plane.
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. The Treasury Department says that concerns about secure communications with government agencies is what prompted Mnuchin to inquire about using a government plane for his European honeymoon in August. In a statement, the department says the request for a government plane was withdrawn because a "secure communications option was identified" without the use of a government plane. John Locher, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. The Treasury Department says that concerns about secure communications with government agencies is what prompted Mnuchin to inquire about using a government plane for his European honeymoon in August. In a statement, the department says the request for a government plane was withdrawn because a "secure communications option was identified" without the use of a government plane. John Locher, File AP Photo

Mnuchin: Plane request was about national security

September 14, 2017 8:06 PM