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Karl Frisch, 202-580-5813

New IG Report Further Clouds Zinke's Time as Interior Secretary


Today, Accountable.US released the following statement in response to the newly released Inspector General's report into Ryan Zinke's time as Secretary of the Interior that reveals Zinke made intentionally misleading statements concerning an investigation into a planned casino project between two tribes in Connecticut.

"These findings are not surprising. The behavior outlined in the Inspector General's report is entirely consistent with what we've already known from the myriad of reports about Secretary Zinke's blatant self-dealing during his tenure. The Department of Justice and Congress must investigate these allegations outlined in the report," said Jordan Schreiber, Director of Energy and Environment at Accountable.US.

Accountable.US is a nonpartisan watchdog that exposes corruption in public life and holds government officials and corporate special interests accountable by bringing their influence and misconduct to light. In doing so, we make way for policies that advance the interests of all Americans, not just the rich and powerful.