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Elaine Chao’s Private Time

Elaine Chao’s Private Time

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has spent more than 290 hours in meetings labeled "private" during her first 14 months in the post, according to a new Politico analysis of her calendars. A spokesperson told Politico some of the "private" time was spent traveling, while other blocks involved appointments ranging “from doctor’s appointments to meeting with personal friends to tending to personal needs or regularly sharing meals with her husband." Her husband is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Six former DOT officials said the amount of time Chao is unaccounted for is “unusual.” In the week before the DOT announced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, Chao spent 11 hours in "private" meetings. More here.

Tim Scott Backs Brett Kavanaugh

Tim Scott Backs Brett Kavanaugh

Check Out the Next Round of Barack Obama 2018 Endorsements

Check Out the Next Round of Barack Obama 2018 Endorsements