Trump’s Pick for Interior Dept. Continued Lobbying After Officially Vowing to Stop, New Files Show

The New York Times

A previously unreleased invoice indicates that David Bernhardt, President Trump’s choice to lead the Interior Department, continued to lobby for a major client several months after he filed official papers saying that he had ended his lobbying activities. “The fact that he is attending a ‘team breakfast’ with Westlands just days before he’s nominated is a shocking level of connection with this lobbying client at a moment he is about to enter government,” said Delaney Marsco, ethics counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan watchdog group. “It goes to this deep, intertwined relationship that he had.”

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