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Trump’s Interior Chief Zinke Will Step Down Amid Ethics Probes (1)

Dec. 15, 2018, 4:15 PMUpdated: Dec. 15, 2018, 9:18 PM

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year amid a swirl of federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest.

President Donald Trump announced the secretary’s impending departure on Twitter, without providing a rationale, following a Bloomberg News report that Zinke planned to announce his coming resignation on Dec. 19. Trump said a new Interior chief will be named next week.

Ryan Zinke
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Zinke’s move comes as Democrats, who’ve vowed to grill the him over his conduct, are about to take control of the House of Representatives, raising the prospect ...