NPR

Elaine Chao Used DOT Resources For Personal Errands, Family Business, IG Report Says

The Transportation Department's inspector general referred the findings to the Justice Department in December 2020. The DOJ declined to open its own investigation into the matter.
Former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao used her agency's resources to assist in personal errands and to help her family, according to an Office of Inspector General report. Source: Samuel Corum

Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET

In her time as former President Donald Trump's transportation secretary, Elaine Chao repeatedly used her position and agency staff to help family members who run a shipping business with ties to China, in potential violation of federal ethics laws, according to an Office of Inspector General report.

The findings were uncovered in the Transportation Department's inspector general report released Wednesday that detailed the office's investigation into Chao's dealings as secretary.

The inspector general referred the findings to the Justice Department in December 2020. But with the Trump administration coming to a close, the DOJ declined to open

Вы читаете отрывок, зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы читать полное издание.

Другое от: NPR

NPR4 мин. чтенияMedical
Biden Administration To Spend $1.7 Billion To Track Spread Of Coronavirus Variants
With a more contagious variant now dominant in the U.S., the country's genomic surveillance capacity is getting a major boost.
NPR3 мин. чтенияMedical
All Federal Inmates To Be Offered Vaccine By Mid-May, BOP Director Says
A third of people held in federal prisons have received the vaccine already. But federal inmates make up just 10% of people incarcerated in the U.S. For others, vaccine timing is uncertain.
NPR21 мин. чтенияSecurity
A 'Worst Nightmare' Cyberattack: The Untold Story Of The SolarWinds Hack
Russian hackers exploited gaps in U.S. defenses and spent months in government and corporate networks in one of the most effective cyber-espionage campaigns of all time. This is how they did it.