Smart move: With Democrat led inquisition looming president Trump announced end of scandal-ridden tenure of Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, who will leave in the new year
In a move that felt like it was designed to reduce the potential of further inquests into his administration, President Donald Trump, Saturday announced the imminent departure of his troubled Secretary of the Interior.
Ryan Zinke will be leaving the administration by the end of the year, President Donald Trump has confirmed.
Ironically while tweeting that a replacement would be announced next week, Trump simultaneously praised Zinke for having ‘accomplished much during his tenure’.
The President’s tweets continued an hour later writing: ‘Never in the history of our Country has the ‘press’ been more dishonest than it is today. Stories that should be good, are bad. Stories that should be bad, are horrible.
‘Many stories, like with the REAL story on Russia, Clinton & the DNC, seldom get reported. Too bad!’
Zinke is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest.
His is just the latest high profile departures, following the removal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. – A virtual shakeup of the Trump cabinet since the chastening midterms.
The Cabinet post requires Senate confirmation. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will be leaving the administration by the end of the year – Trump tweets
Zinke played a leading part in Trump’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations and promote domestic energy development.
Democrats angrily called for his resignation, including one congressman whose op-ed on the subject drew an extraordinary rebuke from Zinke, who accused the Arizona Democrat of drunkenness and using taxpayer money to cover up inappropriate behavior
Zinke sent his tweet after Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote an opinion column, published in USA Today last month, saying that Zinke must resign because of what Grijalva called ‘ethical and managerial failings.’
‘It’s hard for him to think straight from the bottom of the bottle,’ Zinke tweeted in response.