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Watchdog says Elaine Chao, ex-transpo secretary and Mitch McConnell's wife, misused office including making staff edit her dad's Wikipedia page

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Elaine Chao, the former transportation secretary under Trump and wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, was cited by the Inspector General for misuse of office, according to a report that went public Wednesday.
Late last year, the Transportation Department's inspector general requested the Justice Department and US Attorney's Office investigate "potential conflicts of interest and favoritism" involving Chao, but both departments declined to open an investigation, according to the report.
Investigators found that Chao had used her office's staff and resources...
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Inspector General's Report Cites Elaine Chao for Misuse of Office

Inspector General's Report Cites Elaine Chao for Misuse of Office

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The report said the Justice Department declined to investigate her promotion of her family's shipbuilding business while serving as transportation secretary in the Trump administration.
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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says there's 'no reason to be pushing vaccines...

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Russian's Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

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HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters

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Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the GOP response to Biden's speech before a...

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Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have...

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Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

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