Federal report: Zinke misled investigators, violated 'duty of candor'

Interior Department’s inspector general finds Zinke misrepresented his communications with lobbyists and others leading up to a decision on a tribal gaming compact in Connecticut


Last updated 8/25/2022 at 11:05am

Arren Kimbel-Sannit

Montana Free Press

A federal ethics probe has concluded that former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who is running to represent Montana’s western district in the U.S. House, misled an internal ethics watchdog during a probe into the department’s decision not to act on a gaming application from two Native American tribes.

The report, instigated in 2017 and released Wednesday by investigators working under Trump-appointed Interior Secretary Inspector General Mark Greenblatt, said Zinke and his then-chief of staff made statements to investigators “with the ov...

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