Ryan Zinke and the Interior Dept in the Trump Era

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SCOOP => Justice Dept. investigating whether Zinke lied to inspector general
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Only the best. :blink:

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SCOOP: Prosecutors have begun presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington in their probe of whether former interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators. W/ @Reinlwapo
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NINJA'D but here is another link, references WaPo... FWIW
DOJ investigation into former Interior chief goes to grand jury

A court proceeding looking into whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators about a decision he made while heading the agency is fully underway, according to The Washington Post.

Prosecutors have already begun presenting evidence to a grand jury on whether Zinke made false claims to investigators about his decision to deny a petition by two Indian tribes to operate a casino for profit in Connecticut, two sources told the Post.

The Inspector General office of the Interior Department referred the matter to the Department of Justice after its investigators became concerned that Zinke had lied to them about how he came to his decision on the casino.

The investigation follows a decision in September 2017 by the Interior Department to decline to approve an application by two tribes — the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan — to run a casino in Connecticut.
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While grand jury proceedings are not made public, the Post reported that Zinke had not been called to appear before the grand jury as of Friday.
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-envir ... grand-jury
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https://www.miamiherald.com/news/busine ... HFckGUY0HQ
Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job: a more than $100,000-a-year post with a gold-mining firm that's pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left fewer than four months ago.

Zinke told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his work for Nevada-based U.S. Gold Corp., which focuses on mining exploration and development, would not constitute lobbying. But that company's CEO cited Zinke's "excellent relationship" with the Bureau of Land Management and the Interior Department in explaining his hiring.

"We're excited to have Secretary Zinke help move us forward" on two pending mining projects, in Nevada and Wyoming, Edward Karr, head of U.S. Gold Corp., said by phone.

Karr said one of the mining projects is on land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management, which is under the Interior Department.

A 2017 executive order by President Donald Trump says executive-branch appointees cannot lobby their former agency for at least five years after leaving their government post.

Separately, criminal statutes impose one and two-year bans on various kinds of communications between senior federal officials and their former agency, said Virginia Canter, chief ethics counsel of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit ethics-watchdog.

Zinke, who announced his resignation from Interior in December amid ethics investigations, said Tuesday that his new mining job does not violate any prohibitions on post-administration lobbying.

"I don't lobby," Zinke said. "I just follow the law, so I don't talk to anybody on the executive side or influence" anyone.

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https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/ ... lid=630318
DOJ investigating Zinke's use of personal email, inspector tells lawmakers

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Paintings to rename this thread?

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These southern Utah sites were once off limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.
:snippity: A coalition of groups sued the administration immediately after Trump announced the new boundaries. They argue that the act does not give a president the authority to revoke their predecessors’ national monument designations. The Justice Department last year sought to have the two lawsuits dismissed, but a federal judge denied the motions.


Hammond said Thursday that the Interior Department could not wait for those cases to conclude before it finalized plans for the areas now excluded from the monuments.

“If we stopped and waited for every piece of litigation to be resolved, we would never be able to do much of anything around here.” :snippity:

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Oh, the irony
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Slim Cognito wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Oh, the irony
Yep.

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