Louise Linton may not have seen total eclipse from Fort Knox

The plot thickens around the controversial Kentucky trip taken Monday by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton.

It looks like the trip provided an opportunity for Mnuchin and Linton, clad in her famous designer clothes, to get in prime viewing of the historical eclipse of the sun that passed over the United States Monday.

Jan. 20, 201 Then Treasury Secretary-designate Stephen Mnuchin and his then-fiancee, Louise Linton, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the presidential inauguration. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File) 

In fact, the couple got access to a unique and highly secured U.S. government location — Fort Knox, the home of $180 billion in gold owned by the federal government — and at a time when the eclipse would have been in its totality.

But the Treasury Department said Friday that the Washington couple didn’t spend much time watching the eclipse while at Fort Knox, according to Vanity Fair. Mnuchin was there to check out the gold deposited and to talk to personnel about security procedures.

The Kentucky trip, billed by the U.S. Treasury Department as official government business, has erupted into yet another scandal besetting the Trump administration.

That’s due to Linton’s notorious but since deleted Marie Antoinette-flavored Instagram post. In it, the 36-year-old sometime D-list actress posted a glamour shot of her arriving in Kentucky and disembarking from a private plane with her former hedge fund manager/Hollywood financier husband.

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