Interior IG Opens Investigation Into Secretary David Bernhardt Four Days After Confirmation

The Interior Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation into Secretary David Bernhardt's potential conflicts of interest, just four days after the Senate confirmed him to the job. One of the complaints under investigation by the inspector general came from the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan ethics group, which accused Bernhardt of violating his ethical obligations by working on matters at Interior he previously lobbied on for his former client Westlands Water District, a California water district.

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