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Ryan Zinke

5/30/2019

article Ex-Interior Secretary Zinke hasn't ruled out a return to politics: report
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is not ruling out a return to politics despite leaving the Trump administration marred by ethical issues....
article Zinke warns on energy security, as he mulls political future
(Washington D.C.) -- In the six months since he resigned as interior secretary under the cloud of multiple ethics investigations, Ryan Zinke has been keeping a...

3/3/2019

article Leubsdorf: President Trump’s swampy Cabinet
(Washington D.C.) -- In the Teapot Dome scandal during Warren Harding’s presidency, Interior Secretary Albert Fall became the first Cabinet member ever convicted...

2/25/2019

article Grand jury probes Zinke’s conduct on tribal casino petitions
(Washington D.C.) -- The Connecticut Indian tribes’ effort to open a new casino in East Windsor has taken yet another turn. The Justice Department is apparently...
article Grand jury: Did Zinke lie to federal investigators about tribal casino denial?
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal grand jury is meeting to determine whether former Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators about his decision to hold...

2/23/2019

article Grand jury looking at whether ex-interior secretary lied about proposed East Windsor casino to compete with MGM Springfield, report says
(Washington D.C.) -- Prosecutors are presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington in a probe as to whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal...
article Grand Jury Reportedly Investigating If Ryan Zinke Lied To Feds On Casino Deal
(Washington D.C.) -- A grand jury is hearing evidence from prosecutors to determine if ousted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators about a Native...

2/22/2019

article Amended suit details Interior’s reversal on tribal-state agreement
(Washington D.C.) -- Detailing “the extraordinary political pressure” they say caused U.S. Department of the Interior officials to “buckle,” the...
article DOJ investigation into former Interior chief goes to grand jury
(Washington D.C.) -- A court proceeding looking into whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators about a decision he made while heading...
article Grand jury deliberating whether Zinke lied to federal investigators
(Washington D.C.) -- A grand jury is examining whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators, according to a new report. Two Indian tribes...
article Grand jury is examining whether former interior secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators
(Washington D.C.) -- Prosecutors have begun presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington in their probe of whether former interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to...
article Grand jury looking into Zinke over casino decision
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal grand jury has been presented with evidence as part of a probe into whether former Interior secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal...

2/18/2019

article Judge allows state, tribe to pursue claim against Interior Department
(Washington D.C.) -- A judge has granted the state and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe “a second bite at the apple,” ruling that they can pursue their claim...

2/17/2019

article Lawsuit Against The Former Interior Secretary Zinke Can Be Revived By Pequots: Judge Rules
(Washington D.C.) -- A ruling came forth on Friday by a federal judge in Washington D.C., that the Mashantucket Pequot tribe of Connecticut can renew a lawsuit against a...

2/16/2019

article 'Significant political pressure': Former Secretary Zinke under scrutiny in tribal lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- Did former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who resigned under a cloud of investigations, succumb to "significant political pressure...
article Judge revives lawsuit over casino blocked under Zinke
(Washington D.C.) -- An American Indian tribe can revive a lawsuit arguing that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke responded to improper political pressure to block a...
article Judge Rules Pequots Can Revive Lawsuit Against Former Interior Sec. Zinke, Alleging Filibustering on East Windsor Casino
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge in Washington D.C. ruled Friday that the Mashantucket Pequot tribe of Connecticut can renew a lawsuit against former Interior...

1/16/2019

article SWAMP CREATURE: Ryan Zinke Now Works for Blockchain Kingpin With a Shady Past
(Washington D.C.) -- On April 20, 2018, Ryan Zinke was returning to Washington from an environmental conference in Texas. During the first leg of the trip, on a flight...

1/15/2019

article SWAMP CREATURE: 'Glad to be out of the swamp,' Ryan Zinke takes job at investment company
(Montana) -- Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he's "glad to be out of the swamp" after taking a job at a private investment company in the...

1/14/2019

article Former US Interior boss takes job at investment company
(Montana) -- Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday he’s “glad to be out of the swamp” after taking a job at a private investment...
article Zinke takes job at investment firm
(Montana) -- Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has landed his first job since resigning from the Trump administration. Artillery One, an investment firm that focuses...

1/5/2019

article Outgoing Interior secretary Ryan Zinke defends his legacy as he leaves office
(Washington D.C.) -- As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington still chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry,...

1/4/2019

article DOJ Probes Ex-Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke Over Connecticut Casino to Determine Whether He Lied to Investigators
(Washington D.C.) -- Former US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is facing a Department of Justice investigation into whether he lied to Department of Interior...
article Feds Looking Into Whether Zinke Lied to Interior Officials
(Washington D.C.) -- A day after a report surfaced that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under scrutiny for potentially lying to investigators in his own...
article Overnight Energy: Zinke denies lying to investigators
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke denied the allegation that he lied to federal investigators. His denial came after a Washington Post story...

1/3/2019

article Feds investigating whether former Interior Secretary Zinke lied about East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- The Justice Department’s public integrity section is examining whether newly departed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to his agency’s...
article Grijalva calls for Zinke testimony amid allegations of lying to investigators
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Democrat newly in charge of overseeing the Interior Department says he still wants former Secretary Ryan Zinke to appear for questioning...
article Justice Dept. investigating whether Zinke lied to inspector general
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department’s public integrity section is examining whether newly departed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to his agency’s...
article Ryan Zinke's Problems Aren't Over Yet
(Washington D.C.) -- Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Someone thinks Ryan Zinke might be kind of corrupt. The Justice Department is looking into whether...
article Zinke denies report that he lied to Interior investigators
(Washington D.C.) -- Newly departed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told The Associated Press on Thursday that he’s been truthful with investigators looking...
article Zinke's Handwritten Resignation Note: A Bear To Read, A Bone To Critics
(Washington D.C.) -- Outgoing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke entered office on a horse and left via a resignation note he wrote in thick red strokes. He posted a...

1/2/2019

article Interior Secretary Zinke’s parting note has critics seeing red
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke, the embattled interior secretary who famously rode to work dressed like a cowboy on horseback, departed the job Wednesday at high noon....
article Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil
(Washington D.C.) -- The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack...

12/30/2018

article Ryan Zinke Is An Oilman, Ladies And Gentlemen
(Washington D.C.) -- The question was about climate change ― the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to...

12/27/2018

article Zinke’s broken promise on North Cascades grizzlies stings
(Washington) -- In his soon-to-be former role as Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke was responsible for overseeing the protection of our public lands and endangered...

12/24/2018

article Zinke leaves mixed grades on Montana actions
(Montana) -- As Montana’s first presidential cabinet member, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke left a lot of marks on his home state during his two-year duty....

12/23/2018

article Zinke leaves mixed grades on Montana actions
(Montana) -- As Montana’s first presidential cabinet member, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke left a lot of marks on his home state during his two-year duty.

12/21/2018

article How Zinke lost his way
(Washington D.C.) -- When Ryan Zinke hosted the chairman of the energy giant Halliburton at his Interior Department headquarters in August 2017, the former Navy SEAL was...
article I worked in the Interior Department. Watching Zinke’s tenure was heartbreaking.
(Washington D.C.) -- By most accounts, Ryan Zinke, a Montana state representative and later US Congress member was expected to be a positive force at the Department of...

12/20/2018

article Utah Diné Bikéyah: We Need a Secretary of the Interior That Works for the People
(Utah) -- Now that Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), will depart the agency he led, Utah Diné Bikéyah Assistant Director Honor Keeler (...

12/18/2018

article KAHN: The next Interior Secretary should understand tribal sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- With the departure of Ryan Zinke from the Department of the Interior, Indian Country has an opportunity to advocate for the appointment of a new...
article Ryan Zinke Screwed Over Indian Country at Every Turn
(Washington D.C.) -- There are a number of two-word parting messages Indian Country could offer Ryan Zinke. Right now, it’s a tie between “fuck off” and “good riddance...
article Zinke Is Gone—but America’s Wilderness Remains in Grave Danger
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke, the self-aggrandizing interior secretary who has led President Trump’s assault on federal lands, endangered species, and...

12/16/2018

article Trump will replace Interior Department Secretary next week
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, President Trump announced on Twitter that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down from his post in the coming weeks. Zinke has...
article Amid Corruption Charges, Zinke Is Leaving as Interior Secretary
(Washington D.C.) -- Embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be the latest senior official to leave the Trump administration after months of being dogged by...
article Ryan Zinke's Resignation Letter Cited "Vicious" Attacks As The Reason He Left, Report Says
(Washington D.C.) -- When President Donald Trump announced early Saturday that Ryan Zinke would be leaving his administration at the end of the year, it wasn't made...
article Ryan Zinke’s Legal Troubles Are Far From Over
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke’s time in the Trump cabinet is ending, but his legal troubles are likely far from over. When Mr. Zinke was forced to resign as...
article National Wildlife Federation: Ryan Zinke’s most lasting failure
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretaries of the interior have a sacred obligation to steward America’s public lands, tribal commitments, wildlife heritage and natural...
article JARVIS: I led the National Park Service. Ryan Zinke leaves lasting damage
(Washington D.C.) -- When President Trump’s new secretary of the interior Ryan Zinke rode a horse across the National Mall to the steps of his new office, there...

12/15/2018

article A Guide to the Ryan Zinke Investigations
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke, who intends to resign as interior secretary at year’s end, faces a number of ethics inquiries related to his leadership at the...
article Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House Saturday, facing intense pressure to step down because of...
article NEW YORK TIMES: Ryan Zinke, Into the Sunset
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the Interior Department, is the second devoted cheerleader for President Trump’s boneheaded strategy of “...
article Ryan Zinke's Scandal-Plagued Run as Trump's Interior Secretary Comes to an End
(Washington D.C.) -- Embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is resigning from his post amid a potential Department of Justice investigation into whether he tried to...
article Trump's Interior Chief to Step Down as Pressure Mounts From Ethics Inquiries
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year amid a swirl of federal investigations into his travel,...
article Zinke to leave Interior amid scandals
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down by the end of this year, President Donald Trump announced Saturday, making him the latest Trump...

12/4/2018

article Ryan Zinke To Oil Reps: ‘We’ve Gotten A Lot Better As Industry’
(Washington D.C.) -- It was clear Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke felt at home Tuesday addressing representatives of the industry that was a top donor to his congressional...
article Zinke picks fight with key Dem at an odd time
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Raúl Grijalva is prepared to work with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who on Friday tweeted that it is “hard” for the Arizona...

12/3/2018

article Secretary Zinke unleashes personal attack on lawmaker
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blasted Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, on Twitter Friday after the congressman wrote an editorial calling on Zinke to...

12/1/2018

article Genius Ryan Zinke Calls Congressman Who Will Likely Be Future Oversight Chair a Drunk
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke—a man who wears ranger hats backwards and spreads conspiracy theories about how “radical environmentalists...
article Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke slams Rep. Raúl Grijalva as a drunk
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke cast U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva as a drunk Friday in a tweet responding to an opinion piece by the senior Arizona House...
article Rep. Raúl Grijalva Is Going to Make Ryan Zinke’s Life Hell in the Next Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Less than a week before the midterm elections, US House Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), released a report detailing how the US House Committee on...

11/30/2018

article GRIJALVA: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must resign. His multiple scandals show he's unfit to serve
(Washington D.C.) -- Ryan Zinke needs to resign immediately as Secretary of the Interior. I take no pleasure in calling for this step, and I have resisted it even as...
article Interior Secretary Unleashes Extraordinary Attack on Democratic Lawmaker
(Washington D.C.) -- In one corner was Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a swaggering cowboy type who once rode to work on a horse named Tonto and has faced at least a...
article Raúl Grijalva, Ryan Zinke Punch, Counterpunch in Nasty Back-And-Forth
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Democrat expected to lead the committee that will oversee the Interior Department is calling for its secretary, Ryan Zinke, to resign. And...
article Raúl Grijalva: Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke must resign
(Washington D.C.) -- Democrats will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives when the 116th Congress convenes in January. What does that mean for the Trump...
article Threat of fundraising, monument probes lifts for Zinke
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Election Commission said it won't investigate Ryan Zinke's involvement in a Virgin Islands political fundraiser whose Republican...
article Top Dem lawmaker likely to oversee Interior calls for Ryan Zinke's resignation
(Washington D.C.) -- The future likely head of the House committee that oversees the Interior Department called for Secretary Ryan Zinke to resign. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (R...
article Zinke, Top Democrat Trade Barbs and Calls for Resignation
(Washington D.C.) -- If what happened Friday is any indication, the relationship between the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and Interior Secretary...
article ‘It’s hard for him to think straight from the bottom of the bottle,’ Zinke says of senior House Democrat
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday fired off a hostile tweet accusing a senior House Democrat of being a drunk, hours after the congressman...

11/24/2018

article BLOG: A Guide to the 17 Federal Investigations into Ryan Zinke
(Washington D.C.) -- Since taking office in March 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has emerged as one of the most ethically dubious members of President Trump’s...

11/21/2018

article Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke remains defiant amid ethics probes
(Montana) -- As speculation swirled around Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's future in the Trump administration this month, he flew home and hopped onto the Harley...

11/12/2018

article Zinke says he's '100 percent confident' he'll be cleared in ethics probe
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he's "100 percent confident" no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics...
article Zinke slams reporting on his scandals
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took to a conservative talk show to slam reporting on his ethics scandals as “B.S.” Speaking Friday on...

11/11/2018

article Watch: In Comedic Video, Ryan Zinke Boasts About His 17 Federal Probes and Demands to Know: "Why Won't Anyone Fire Me?"
(Washington D.C.) -- Following former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation last summer amid numerous scandals regarding his lavish spending and extreme...

11/10/2018

article Reports: Trump not firing Zinke - for now
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his boss, President Donald Trump, moved Friday to tamp down talk that Zinke might be the next Trump administration...
article Zinke Says He Loves His Job, Even With 2 A.M. Calls From Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he enjoys his job -- despite middle-of-the-night phone calls from President Donald Trump -- and brushed aside...

11/9/2018

article Ryan Zinke, His Grifting Days at an End, Is Looking for Honest Work
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this week, Donald Trump treated the nation to a nearly 90-minute post-election meltdown that included everything from the naming and shaming...
article Trump says 'no' to firing Ryan Zinke
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump walked back expectations Friday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke might be the next Cabinet member to depart. When asked by...

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