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Sat May 19, 2018, 04:22 PM

Zinke, Wife Requested VIP National Park Tours For Friends And Acquaintances

Source: Talking Points Memo




By Summer Concepcion | May 19, 2018 2:47 pm

A perk to being inside the Interior Secretary’s circle? Personalized tours through National Park Service sites perhaps.

According to Freedom of Information Act records, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife Lola requested VIP tours of national parks for their friends and acquaintances, the Washington Post reported Friday.

In the past 14 months, FOIA documents show the Zinkes have arranged for acquaintances and administration officials to get special tours of the Lincoln Memorial that include areas not open to the public.

Taxpayers’ money also funded a work trip to California’s Channel Islands National Park for a yacht broker who once sold Lola Zinke a boat. A Zinke aide told WaPo that the interior secretary described the yacht broker as one of three guests who were “subject matter experts” and could offer “personal testimony” about the area.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/zinke-requested-vip-national-park-tours-friends

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Reply Zinke, Wife Requested VIP National Park Tours For Friends And Acquaintances (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
sandensea May 2018 #1
TEB May 2018 #2
sandensea May 2018 #3
Me. May 2018 #4
elleng May 2018 #5
notdarkyet May 2018 #6
bucolic_frolic May 2018 #7
PSPS May 2018 #8
mountain grammy May 2018 #9
RandomAccess May 2018 #10
Major Nikon May 2018 #11
Liberty Belle May 2018 #12
turbinetree May 2018 #13
Still In Wisconsin May 2018 #14
Judi Lynn May 2018 #15
kairos12 May 2018 #16
not fooled May 2018 #17
dembotoz May 2018 #18
mpcamb May 2018 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 04:24 PM

1. This, while raising senior passes from $10 to $80.

I'd charge seniors $80 - to let them see him in prison.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Sat May 19, 2018, 04:25 PM

2. I'd pay their 80$ fee

To see them in all in a cage

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Response to TEB (Reply #2)

Sat May 19, 2018, 04:28 PM

3. I'd make you the new Secretary of the Interior

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 04:35 PM

4. Looks LIke Zinke's Time In The Barrel Is Fast Approaching

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 04:37 PM

5. 'Include areas not open to the public.'

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 04:40 PM

6. And he's paying for all this right? I didn't know the us gov was a travel agency.

Someone should tell Zinkes wife her jaunts with friends are not a perk of office. Taxpayers are paying for stuff they shouldn’t. This current government should start bucking down on their spendthrift ways so children can have food and health care in this country.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 05:07 PM

7. All selecting their plot for their new estate homes

when Zinke carves up the National Parks for Trump to develop

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 05:27 PM

8. Instead of seeing his job as steward of the public land, Trump "gifted" it all to him. It's his now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 05:27 PM

9. Of course, the best nazi of the swamp, helping his friends.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 05:46 PM

10. They're all a bunch of oligarch wannabes

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 06:01 PM

11. Grifters gonna grift

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 06:51 PM

12. Send Znke to check out Volcano National Park in Hawaii...

Okay so it's closed right now, but he can have a very up close and personal look....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 07:37 PM

13. "subject matter experts" and could offer "personal testimony" about the area.

Yep this is an island and there is water around the island....................now let's sit down and eat and figure out how we can really screw the public, because after all I was in the seals............................


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 07:52 PM

14. Fucking entitled pieces of shit.

Every last one of them thinks they are effin' royalty.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 08:25 PM

15. Zinke pitches US national parks as honeymoon destination for British royal couple


BY MAX GREENWOOD - 05/19/18 10:31 AM EDT

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pitching some of the national parks he oversees as potential honeymoon destinations for the United Kingdom's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following the couple's wedding on Saturday.

Among the destinations on Zinke's list: Glacier National Park in Montana, Acadia National Park in Maine and Florida's Dry Tortugas National Park.

"Congrats Prince Harry and Meghan," Zinke tweeted. "Looking for some beautiful, adventurous and quintessentially American honeymoon spots? Check out @GlacierNPS @DryTortugasNPS @AcadiaNPS or any other of our 417 @NatlParkService parks!"

. . .

The couple's honeymoon plans haven't yet been announced. According to the British tabloid The Sun, Harry and Markle are expected to delay their post-wedding vacation and will instead attend their first royal engagement sometime next week.

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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/388445-zinke-pitches-national-parks-as-honeymoon-destinations-for-prince

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 12:33 AM

16. National Parks are the grifter's personal backyards. Disgusting.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 12:59 AM

17. zinke and pruitt are national disgraces

and it's unbelievable they are still in office. Truly a sign that we are being ruled by a bunch of unaccountable kleptocrats.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 07:22 AM

18. on the other hand...ponzi scheeme amway queen devos won't step inside a public school

which is worse?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 07:46 AM

19. PAY FOR IT! Shell it out, Zinke, you piker!

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