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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

Posted On: Apr 13, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao .
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Former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was cited by the IG for misusing her office for personal tasks.
A report released Wednesday claims Chao used staff to do tasks for her father and her family's business.
Chao resigned from her position on January 7, one day after the insurrection at the US Capitol.
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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...

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