GovExec: Interior IG Advances Probe of Secretary Zinke’s Travel (And His Wife’s)

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Fortified with new powers of access, the Inspector General’s Office at the Interior Department is obtaining records related to Secretary Ryan Zinke’s controversial travel schedule, a probe that recently widened to include the political activities of his wife, Lolita Zinke.

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Corey Goldstone, spokesperson for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, which filed a complaint against Zinke’s campaign committee in October for failure to report contributions received, on Tuesday said, “Submitting incomplete travel records fits a pattern that Zinke has demonstrated of flouting transparency laws and norms dating back to his campaign for Congress. The public has a right to full disclosure so they know whether Zinke and his wife’s travel is really in the public interest.”

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