Trump Grows Concerned About Zinke Conduct, Asks Aides For Info About Land Deal

on August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 16: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks to journalists outside the White House West Wing before attending a cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zink... WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 16: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke talks to journalists outside the White House West Wing before attending a cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zinke said the historic wild fires in the west are caused by mismanaged public lands and "environmental terrorists groups" that work to prevent logging and clearing dead trees and debris that fuel fires. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump is growing increasingly uneasy over allegations that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke used the office for his own personal enrichment, and the President has even asked aides for information about the land deal he made in his home state that’s currently being reviewed by the Justice Department, The Washington Post reported. 

According to two administration officials who spoke to the Post, Trump is worried Zinke violated rules with the land deal and other actions he’s taken as Interior secretary, but he has not vocalized any interest in firing Zinke.

The land deal is just one of several probes into Zinke’s conduct that’s currently being conducted by his department’s inspector general. Just this weekend, the Interior Department IG referred one of those investigations to the Justice Department.

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