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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:58 PM

U.S. Interior chief's $12,000 charter flight 'could have been avoided': watchdog

Source: Reuters

POLITICS APRIL 16, 2018 / 3:56 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

(Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took an unnecessary charter flight in June that cost taxpayers over $12,000, the Interior Department’s internal watchdog said on Monday - travel linked to his visit to a professional hockey team in Nevada.

The report from the department’s Office of Inspector General came amid mounting pressure on Trump Cabinet officials over their ethics and spending habits while in office.

“We determined that Zinke’s use of chartered flights in fiscal year (FY) 2017 generally followed relevant law, policy, rules, and regulations,” the report said.

“We found, however, that a $12,375 chartered flight he took in June 2017 after speaking at the developmental camp for the Golden Knights, a professional hockey team based in Las Vegas, Nevada, could have been avoided,” it added.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-interior-zinke/u-s-interior-chiefs-12000-charter-flight-could-have-been-avoided-watchdog-idUSKBN1HN2T4

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:24 PM

1. "Could have been avoided"?

Or was a ploy to take a trip to Vegas on the taxpayers' dime?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:27 PM

2. What freakin DOOR costs almost $140,000 to fix? Is that a mis-print?? Gawd............

"He has also taken heat for other spending, including the repair of a door in his office that cost nearly $140,000."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:22 PM

3. Fly coach and deal with the TSA like the rest of us, Zinke, you asshole.

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