The U.S. Justice Department declined to investigate or prosecute then-Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after the inspector general's office referred allegations of potential misuse of office for review, a report shows
*Donald Trump’s Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao reportedly used her staff and office to help promote her family’s shipping business, which has extensive business ties with China. *Trump’s Justice Department declined to investigate. *Whoa.
The Transportation Department’s watchdog wanted Elaine Chao to be criminally investigated last year for misusing her office when she was transportation secretary, but was rebuffed, according to a government report.
The Transportation Department's internal watchdog found former Secretary Elaine Chao repeatedly used her position and department resources for personal errands and to help family members who run a shipping business.
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The Transportation Department under Secretary Elaine Chao designated a special liaison to help with grant applications and other priorities from her husband Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky