Treasury secretary Mnuchin calls top US bankers amid turmoil in markets and White House

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin called top bankers Sunday following a tumultuous month for US markets. Monday, he will meet with top government officials overseeing the economy.  On Sunday, Mnuchin addressed reports that Trump sought to fire Fed chairman Jay Powell following increased interest rates, tweeting a statement of denial.  The U.S. Treasury […]

Mnuchin says Trump doesn’t believe he has the right to fire the Fed chair, despite reports saying he has privately discussed the possibility

Associated Press/Evan Vucci Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that President Donald Trump reassured him that he has never suggested firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Mnuchin tweeted that Trump believed he didn’t have the power to do so. The statement comes in contrast with a Bloomberg report on Friday that said Trump has repeatedly […]

‘If he’s so good, why is this happening’: Trump reportedly blames Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for recommending Jerome Powell as Fed chair

Evan Vucci/AP Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reportedly drawn President Donald Trump’s ire after a series of economic decisions and recommendations, according to The Wall Street Journal. Trump is said to have blamed Mnuchin, who backed the appointment of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Powell has raised interest rates three times in 2018, and more […]

Mnuchin says he should take it ‘as a compliment’ that people compared him to a James Bond villain after the money photos went viral

Fox News Sunday Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he wasn’t expecting photos of himself at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to be made public. The photos of Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton holding new money bearing his signature went viral last week. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he wasn’t bothered when people online […]

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin flattered to be considered a Bond villain

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 02:53 US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he takes it as a compliment that he and his wife were compared to villains from a James Bond movie after they went viral for posing with freshly printed dollar bills earlier this week. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker, told Fox News […]

Steve Mnuchin reportedly wanted to use a US Air Force jet for his honeymoon

Alex Wong/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin found himself in hot water over government travel for the second time in weeks, after ABC News reported that he requested use of a US Air Force jet for his honeymoon. According to ABC News’ sources, Mnuchin’s request for government transport could have cost around $ 25,000 per hour. The request was later […]

Watchdog group wants to know if Steve Mnuchin and his wife used a taxpayer-funded trip as cover to watch the solar eclipse

A political watchdog is looking into US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s trip to Kentucky this week, where he reportedly advocated for a tax-code overhaul. The organization is trying figure out whether the travel was used as cover for Mnuchin and his wife to watch the solar eclipse. The watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in […]

Mnuchin responds to Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump’s response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump “in no way, shape or form” equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters. Mnuchin, along with other members […]

Melania Trump upstages BRIDE Louise Linton at her wedding to millionaire Steven Mnuchin

Melania Trump, 47, looked incredible as she posed for official pictures at the wedding of the  US Secretary of the Treasury yesterday.  Steven Mnuchin, 54, was marrying his 36-year-old beau Louise Linton in a lavish ceremony with the President and First Lady present.  Although all eyes were meant to be on the bride, attention was […]