Chair Grijalva Statement on Another Zinke Lie to DOI Office of Inspector General

Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) report that Trump’s former Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke and his Chief of Staff made knowingly misleading statements to OIG investigators regarding Zinke’s decision about a proposed casino, House Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement: 

“Today’s report is another entry into the long litany of former Secretary Zinke’s lies and coverups as head of the Trump Interior Department. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that Zinke ‘gave incorrect or incomplete information [to investigators] and he did so knowingly.’  

“The report labels this as ‘lack of candor’, but the plain language word for it is ‘lying.’  Zinke’s difficult relationship with the truth was most recently noted when he lied during the investigation into using taxpayer resources for personal gain.”

The full DOI OIG report can be found here. 

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