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Trump's New Interior Secretary Is Already Under Investigation

4 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

Four days after Donald Trump's choice for Interior Secretary was confirmed by the Senate, the agency's inspector general has opened an investigation into the former oil and gas lobbyist.
Secretary David Bernhardt is being investigated, according to letters sent to congressional Democrats and ethics groups who had alleged he had conflicts of interest and potential ethics violations.
Bernhardt, a former energy and natural resources lobbyist, has been accused of using his position to help former clients of his firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
Government watchdog groups and lawmakers...
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Days Into New Job, Interior Chief Faces Ethics Inquiry

Days Into New Job, Interior Chief Faces Ethics Inquiry

4 monthes ago   |   By Newser

Less than one week into his new job, the Interior Department chief is facing an internal ethics investigation. The department's inspector general announced the inquiry into David Bernhardt after receiving complaints from eight Democratic senators as well as environmental groups, reports the Washington Post. Bernhardt is a former gas and...
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Trump's new Interior chief Bernhardt already under inspector general probe

4 monthes ago   |   By Politicus USA

Mary Kendall, the Interior Department's deputy inspector general, told Senator Ron Wyden in a letter, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, that it received seven complaints from a "wide assortment of complainants alleging various potential conflict of interest and other violations when he was deputy secretary of the department."
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