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An inspector general’s report provided new details of how ethics lawyers at the Transportation Department raised flags starting in 2017 about efforts to promote Elaine Chao's family and its shipping business.

Former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used department resources to help her father and directed federal employees to perform personal tasks while serving under the Trump administration.

The Transportation Department’s watchdog concluded last year that then-Secretary Elaine Chao, a Trump appointee, may have violated ethics rules

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

Transportation Department watchdog asked DOJ to investigate Elaine Chao over ethics concerns

Elaine Chao used Transportation Department resources for personal use, watchdog finds

An investigation by the Transportation Department’s inspector general found former Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao used department resources to help her father and directed federal employees to perform personal tasks while serving under the Trump admin.

A new report shows that the Transportation Department’s watchdog wanted Elaine Chao to be criminally investigated late last year when she was transportation secretary, but was rebuffed.

The U.S. Justice Department declined to prosecute then-Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after allegations of potential misuse of office

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It’s notable that the IG report showing Elaine Chao apparently violated ethics rules was not released until after she had left the Transportation Department. Also, the IG referred her case to the US attorney & Trump’s DOJ for possible criminal prosecution. Neither did so.

Breaking News: The Trump Justice Department declined a request to investigate after a watchdog said Elaine Chao misused her office while transportation secretary.

*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.

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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.

Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary during the Trump administration, misused her office to promote her family’s business, said the department’s inspector general, who asked the DOJ in December to consider a criminal investigation into her actions

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.

Rep. Peter DeFazio asked the Transportation Department's internal watchdog to investigate whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao showed undue favoritism to Kentucky constituents of her husband, Mitch McConnell

'President-Elect Donald J. Trump Nominates Elaine Chao as Secretary of the Department of Transportation'

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

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