Former USDOT Secretary Chao Used Her Office To Aid Family Members

The New York Times reports, “While serving as transportation secretary during the Trump administration, Elaine Chao repeatedly used her office staff to help family members who run a shipping business with extensive ties to China, a report released Wednesday by the Transportation Department’s inspector general concluded.” The article adds, “The investigators did not make a formal finding that Ms. Chao violated ethics rules. But they detailed more than a dozen instances where her office took steps to handle matters related to [Foremost Group, the family shipping business].”

The Washington Post also covers this story.