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

Government Executive

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.


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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