Former secretary of energy Ernest Moniz billed taxpayers over $75,000 for a government flight to Mexico City, just weeks before he left office.
The costs of the trip were revealed in a special report released by the department’s inspector general Friday, investigating the use of government charter flights in both the Trump and Obama administrations.
Moniz traveled to Mexico City on Jan. 7, 2017, less than two weeks before President Trump was inaugurated. The purpose of the trip was to sign a “non-binding” document on electricity grids.
Tasked with investigating the use of government aircraft by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the inspector general identified nine trips by Obama and Trump officials between October 2015 and December 2017, costing $178,000.
Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.