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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 01:20 PM

Justice Dept. investigating whether Zinke lied to inspector general

Source: Washington Post

The Justice Department’s public integrity section is examining whether newly departed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to his agency’s inspector general investigators, according to three people familiar with the matter, a potential criminal violation that would exacerbate Zinke’s legal woes.

Zinke, who left the Trump administration Wednesday, was facing two inspector general inquiries tied to his real estate dealings in his home state of Montana and his involvement in reviewing a proposed casino project by Native American tribes in Connecticut. In the course of that work, inspector general investigators came to believe Zinke had lied to them, and they referred the matter to the Justice Department to consider whether any laws were violated, the people familiar with the matter said.

The department’s public integrity section has since been exploring the case, the people familiar with the matter said. The extent of its work is unclear, though the inspector general had questioned witnesses in an apparent attempt to scrutinize Zinke’s account, one of the people said.

A spokesman for Zinke said Zinke voluntarily participated in two inspector general interviews about the Connecticut tribal matter and “to the best of his knowledge answered all questions truthfully.” The spokesman said Zinke had not been contacted by the Justice Department and that disclosures about the matter violated inspector general and Justice Department protocols.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-dept-investigating-whether-zinke-lied-to-inspector-general/2019/01/03/6c9dea06-0eac-11e9-84fc-d58c33d6c8c7_story.html?utm_term=.beddc54f8c0c

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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 01:24 PM

1. Lyin' Ryan rarely tells the truth

I'd love to see this criminal scum behind bars.

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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 01:49 PM

2. Since they're all lyin'...

the odds Zinke's also been doing it are very high!

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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 01:53 PM

3. a pretty good bet

that the answer to that question is "YES" he did lie.

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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 02:02 PM

4. Zinke is a nazi..and a liar.

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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 03:46 PM

5. Love it

Stinky Zinke is still in trouble

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Thu Jan 3, 2019, 04:46 PM

6. He can try to ride off into the sunset with tons of dirty $$$

but he won't be able to get away from investigations about violating laws while he was part of the most corrupt cabinet in memory.

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