For Immediate Release
Chris Saeger, 406-438-1918
Agriculture Secretary Perdue Failed to Disclose Conflicts of Interest
“Throughout his political career Secretary Perdue has routinely put his own financial interests above the best interests of the American people. Unfortunately, this type of self-dealing is nothing new in the Trump administration — but that doesn't make it any less wrong or potentially illegal,” said Chris Saeger, a spokesperson for Accountable.US. “Decisions made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture should serve the American people, not narrow interests who have special access to the top decision maker — and certainly not the secretary himself. The inspector general should immediately initiate a review of Secretary Perdue’s actions of these serious conflicts of interest that raise questions about the integrity of his decision-making over the last four years.”
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