Ryan Zinke and the Interior Dept in the Trump Era

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Post by pipistrelle » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:14 am

Hopefully doesn't avoid the criminal prosecution he richly deserves.

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Post by pipistrelle » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:15 am

fierceredpanda wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Mikedunford wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Isn't Grijalva the Ranking Member of House Natural Resources? Going after him would seem to be an unusually bold move for the Secretary of the Interior, particularly if he stays with that committee as the Chair in the next Congress.
I suspect Zinke will be resigning before the new Congress is sworn in anyway. This reinforces that suspicion.
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Post by RVInit » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:17 am

:thumbs: :fiesta: :shootin: :thunbsup: :rockon: :cheer: :bunny:

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Post by Kendra » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:38 am

:dance: :thumbs:


Quite a turn for Zinke. He had been weighing challenging Tester in 2018, where he would have been the favorite. But Don Jr successfully lobbied he get Interior. Now he leaves Interior under ethical cloud and GOP lost Montana Senate race despite heavy Trump campaigning

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Post by NMgirl » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:39 am

Kendra wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:04 am
:fiesta:

Cross posting:


This avoids Zinke being hauled to the Hill and facing aggressive questions from House Dems - namely Raul Grijalva
How does this avoid Zinke being hauled to the Hill? Plenty of people who are not part of the government have been hauled to the Hill to answer questions.
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Post by Kendra » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:40 am


.......The Trump Administration will be announcing the new Secretary of the Interior next week.
Will this be another acting secretary to avoid confirmation hearings :?:

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Post by Kendra » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:42 am

NMgirl wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:39 am
Kendra wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:04 am
:fiesta:

Cross posting:

https://twitter .com/mkraju/status/1073946793631776768
This avoids Zinke being hauled to the Hill and facing aggressive questions from House Dems - namely Raul Grijalva
How does this avoid Zinke being hauled to the Hill? Plenty of people who are not part of the government have been hauled to the Hill to answer questions.
I'm still waking up and catching up, but did see comments on the Twitter thread they can still call private citizens in.

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Post by Kendra » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:45 am

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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:01 pm

NMgirl wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:39 am
Kendra wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:04 am
:fiesta:

Cross posting:

https:// twitter.com/mkraju/status/1073946793631776768
This avoids Zinke being hauled to the Hill and facing aggressive questions from House Dems - namely Raul Grijalva
How does this avoid Zinke being hauled to the Hill? Plenty of people who are not part of the government have been hauled to the Hill to answer questions.
Comey comes to mind - he answered Congress questions well past his assignment.

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Post by Kendra » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:47 pm


Chuck Schumer: "Ryan Zinke was one of the most toxic members of the cabinet in the way he treated our environment, our precious public lands, and the way he treated the government like it was his personal honey pot. The swamp cabinet will be a little less foul without him."

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Post by Skip Intro » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:49 pm

Chuck is a slow learner. There's always someone worse in Trumpworld, always.
In the Trump era anything is true if enough people believe it.

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Post by RVInit » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:46 pm

Skip Intro wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Chuck is a slow learner. There's always someone worse in Trumpworld, always.
That much is true. However, I think Schumer is on the right track in reframing the "swamp" reference to point to what the swamp really is. The swamp is not the dedicated men and women who toil away in government jobs, often at significantly less pay than they can be making elsewhere. The swamp are the politicians that get elected to office and then use the office to enrich themselves and giving jobs to friends and supporters that also use those jobs to enrich themselves. It's WAY past time for Democrats to repeat over and over and over again what the swamp really is. To that extent, Schumer's comment is at least a little bit appreciated.
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RVInit wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Skip Intro wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Chuck is a slow learner. There's always someone worse in Trumpworld, always.
That much is true. However, I think Schumer is on the right track in reframing the "swamp" reference to point to what the swamp really is. The swamp is not the dedicated men and women who toil away in government jobs, often at significantly less pay than they can be making elsewhere. The swamp are the politicians that get elected to office and then use the office to enrich themselves and giving jobs to friends and supporters that also use those jobs to enrich themselves. It's WAY past time for Democrats to repeat over and over and over again what the swamp really is. To that extent, Schumer's comment is at least a little bit appreciated.
As is often said, "Democrats take your tax money and give it to the poor and unfortunate because they feel guilty while the Republicans give your tax money to their rich, country club buddies because they can."
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Post by Chilidog » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:14 pm

“I love working for the President and am incredibly proud of all the good work we’ve accomplished together. However, after 30 years of public service, I cannot justify spending thousands of dollars defending myself and my family against false allegations,” Zinke wrote on Twitter following news of his resignation.
BS excuse.

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Post by tek » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:57 pm

"swamp cabinet"

I like it!
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from there to here

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Post by Kendra » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:04 pm

Cannot-Make-It-Up Department. Interior Secretary under investigation for allegedly trying to enrich himself in office wouldn't leave job until he could have Christmas party with lobbyists and take pictures in front of stuffed polar bear
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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:37 pm

the WaPo article linked to in above tweet, has extra information on possible candidates
Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations
Why Ryan Zinke is under investigation

By Juliet Eilperin , Josh Dawsey and Darryl Fears December 15 at 12:33 PM

Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House on Saturday, facing intense pressure to step down because of multiple probes tied to his real estate dealings in his home state of Montana and his conduct in office.

President Trump announced Zinke’s exit via Twitter on Saturday morning and praised the departing Interior chief. “Secretary of the Interior @RyanZinke will be leaving the Administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years,” the president tweeted. “Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation.”

Behind the scenes, however, the White House had been pushing Zinke for weeks to resign, administration officials said. Last month, these officials said, Zinke was told he had until the end of the year to leave or be fired.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... story.html

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Post by Kendra » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:31 pm

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... priceless/
Ryan Zinke Is Resigning, and the Internet’s Reaction Is Priceless

Wow.

Idaho's horrible Raul Labrador? You gotta be kidding. Now there's a true Hater of public lands, and known Land Grab politician.

""Zinke will go down as the worst Interior secretary in history," said Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, in a statement released Saturday. "His slash-and-burn approach was absolutely destructive for public lands and wildlife. Allowing David Bernhardt to continue to call the shots will still be just as ugly. Different people, same appetite for greed and profit."

Bernhardt, the deputy secretary, is in line to lead the Interior Department on an interim basis. He has spent years in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry and has deep ties to Republican politicians and conservative interest groups.

An Idaho Republican, Rep. Raul Labrador, was interested in the job and planned to go to the White House on Saturday to discuss it with officials there, said a GOP congressional aide who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe Labrador's private plans.
Labrador, 51, is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's retiring from Congress after eight years following his losing a bid for his state's GOP gubernatorial nomination last spring ...".

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Post by Volkonski » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:39 pm

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If (and that's IF) the DOJ finds that Zinke willfully used his official position to influence a hometown real estate deal, he could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years and a $50k fine for each violation.
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Post by KXG » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:54 pm

Wasn’t Zinke a sleaze while with the Seals? Seems there had been questions about his travel etc. Hat ever happened to Drain The Swamp?

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KXG wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:54 pm
Wasn’t Zinke a sleaze while with the Seals? Seems there had been questions about his travel etc. Hat ever happened to Drain The Swamp?
He drained it. Then refilled it with offal.
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Post by Volkonski » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:53 pm

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JUST IN: Ryan Zinke has stepped down as Interior Secretary.
President Trump has not nominated a replacement, so Zinke’s deputy, David Bernhardt, a lawyer and former oil industry lobbyist, will take over as acting secretary.

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